My name is Aimee Hernandez and I’m a photographer based in Toronto. My passion for photography was ignited about six years ago and though my office day job has kept me fully occupied the last year or so, this project has allowed me to reconnect to my photography and explore my creativity once again. Though my style tends to lean towards landscapes, cityscapes and travel, I do have a great love for street photography and the power of storytelling through photos. Perhaps 2022 will be the year I discover a new style of shooting.
Queen is one of those prolific stations that everyone knows, one of the main gateways to the downtown core and to major Toronto landmarks — the Eaton Centre, Nathan Phillips Square and Yonge-Dundas Square. My idea for this photo was conceived in my head long before I took it. But with photography, you never know what you’re going to get, particularly when you’re at the mercy of passers-by that are key to the shot. As a photographer, I’ve always been a fan of playing with different elements — reflections, framing, movement, people. And with a little patience, I was able to bring my original concept to life.