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These are the People in My Neighbourhood

Photo-Illustration - Single

2021

L'√ČLOI, Montreal, QC
t: 514-279-6464
e: leloi@leloi.ca
w: leloi.ca/en/artists/detail/nik-mirus

Photographer: Nik Mirus Client: Maisonneuve Magazine Art Director: Brian Morgan

During the early months of the pandemic, I spent considerable amounts of time on my front balcony watching the street below. I began taking pictures of people as they passed below me, combining them to create a Where's Waldo?-esque street scene. For me, the activity was akin to doing a 1000-piece puzzle. It was mindless, at times obsessive, and offered some needed respite from the anxieties of adjusting to life in the pandemic.

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