About the Book
Forgotten Roads is a collection inspired by my walks around Toronto, Ontario. I try and photograph from a new angle, every time I walk around downtown. Some of my favorite routes are in the back alleyways behind the crowded houses that are crammed in behind our urban streets. They are hidden, almost waiting to be discovered - row after row of garages, each one looking different from the last, a hint of graffiti, and the sense of history. I hope I can impart to you some of the feelings I have, when I walk down these forgotten byways.
Matt Gibson is an artist born in Kingston, Ontario. Matt was recommended for and attended most enrichment art class his school system had to offer. In Matt’s finial year of high school he took one semester to attend an animation course were he got the chance to draw, write and direct some animation shorts. Matt has many influences from the renaissance masters to modern and contemporary artists. Matt draws from these influences and it’s prevalent in his work. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in many mediums in the visual arts at the academic and amateur levels. For the last 10 years, he has been taking photography classes within various art programs, as well working on his own photography projects for pleasure. Matt is looking forward to the new challenges digital photography will bring.