Tuesday, February 10, 2009


above photo credit to James Chung

Since 1992, Steven Carty has captured uprising stars and photographed
established talent spanning several genres and platforms. Always re-
inventing himself, Carty’s photographs provide a modern and realistic
undertone to the faces we know, while giving us something we long to
be close to. His patience and passion forge a style of portrait
photography that is deliberate, intense and original. From Romeo
Dallaire to Eddie Griffin, Atom Egoyan to Sandra Oh, Thom Yorke to
Pharrell Williams, Carty’s images attempt to reach deeper than the

Carty began shooting music related urban images during the early
beginnings of hip-hop in the early 90's. Since then he has
photographed some of the biggest hip-hop stars in studio, and on
location in his home city of Toronto and in most major cities across
North America. This exhibition "3 Generations of Urban Portraits, at
Jerome Jenner Gallery in Toronto will show his most recognized images
as well as many never before seen frames from his archives. The
exhibit will also coincide with the release of Carty's first book,
"Positives" [published by Burke's Books] which is a limited edition
120+ page book which showcases his work from 1994-2008. Artist will
be present at the opening.

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