Editor & Photographer Nigel Hamid

Ever since I was a teenager, I was fascinated with the fashion world. Even when I couldn’t afford it, I followed it, and admired those who walked the runways showing it. It wasn’t until I was older when I learned that fashion is not always dependent on wealth. Yes, the choices are limitless when you have a lot of money, but fashion is an attitude. It’s what you dare putting on to create your identity - whether it may be a Holt Renfrew coat or an army surplus jacket, it’s still your style and how you work it will define you. It took me a long time to realize that and it took me even longer to pick up an DSLR camera to shoot street style.

Photography has been a hobby of mine for 4 years now. I say hobby because banking is my career. Photography gives me an opportunity to express my creative ideas. And I’m not just interested in one concept either. I get bored easily. My portfolio is all over the place and I’m experimenting with even more genres.

Dorothy, my partner of 10 years, suggested that I start a blog to exhibit my photographs. I procrastinated for so long, but I finally took her advice on Friday December 11th, 2009. I owe her a debt of gratitude because it was just the expression I needed.

I created TorontoVerve because I was inspired by Scott Schuman's blog The Sartorialist - a site that features fashionable people worldwide on the street.

I hope you enjoy it.

Nigel Hamid
Editor & Photographer