Laura Pedersen

Lake Ontario

The Leuty Project
2013–2014
Digital images / blog
On loan from the artist

When I first moved to Toronto from Alberta, I was slightly overwhelmed by the fast pace of life in the big city. I found it easy to lose myself in the bustle of daily life. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with The Beaches neighbourhood, where I would constantly head to Lake Ontario to gather my thoughts. I grew attached to the Leuty Lifeguard Station, which I quickly realized was a symbol of the neighbourhood. The building has been photographed countless times but as a news photojournalist by trade I wanted to capture a glimpse of the people in the ever-changing environment around it. This project was my way of capturing a year in the life of this famous structure.

Day 147

Day 147