My name is Nigel and I'm the editor and photographer of TorontoVerve.
When I first began my quest for inspiring street style, I didn't think it would last 4 days -- let alone 4 years. I was terrified to approach people I didn't know and must admit that the thought of rejection was somewhat intimidating. So what possessed me to embark on this creative journey? When I have a definitive answer, I'll let you know.
Fortunately, I meet a lot of friendly people in the city. I love the experience of creating a photo with someone -- even if it's just for a minute. And for my more in-depth interviews, I always strive to tell peoples' stories unlike they've been told before.
It's been a great 4 years. I've met a lot of interesting people, forged new friendships and developed a greater appreciation for this wonderful city. This past summer, I was excited to also have the opportunity to shoot street style in Europe. The entire experience has certainly been fulfilling.
So what's next for TorontoVerve? Well, in the spirit of blogs like Humans of New York and Toronto, I'd like to share more about my street style subjects beyond merely their fashion sense. Hopefully, these stories and photos will connect with people both on a style and personal level.
What do you think?
Finally, I want to give a big thanks to all my loyal and new followers.
If it wasn't for your love of Toronto street style, I probably would have given this up a long time ago.
* Photos of me taken by Dorothy van Grootheest