Hi. I'm Iskander and I'm a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. On top of what you can see here, I have more work on iamiskander.com.

Iskander is pronounced 'Skunder' if you were wondering. Don't worry, everyone gets it wrong the first time.

If you like what you see here and want to support future works, please consider a making a bitcoin donation.

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A rainbow above Toronto during World Pride. Well, that worked out nicely.

A rainbow above Toronto during World Pride. Well, that worked out nicely.

Anyone who can’t find beauty in the old-meets-new design of the Royal Ontario Museum isn’t looking hard enough.

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Toronto’s iconic Honest Ed's will be unfortunately closing in a few years to be replaced by condos. Seeing those lights at night was one of the first things I remember about The Annex when I first arrived in the city. I love the lights and signs on this place almost as much as I love the unpredictable selection of super cheap products; like my awesome reusable shopping bag with Obama’s presidential portrait on it.

For the second last photo, the effect was achieved without a computer by doing a 4 second exposure and zooming out from 24mm to 70mm before the the shutter closed.

Shot from a plane while landing on Toronto Island.
Click here to buy a print of this photo.

Shot from a plane while landing on Toronto Island.

Click here to buy a print of this photo.

Departures/Désparts.

Departures/Désparts.

50/50.

50/50.

I finally put together an online store for my photography. Click the image above to check out what I currently have for sale. I’ll be rotating the selection every now and then, but if you really want something that isn’t on in the online store please send me an email at  info@iamiskander.com and I’ll make it happen!
UPDATE:
I also accept bitcoin for custom orders and prints are now also available on METAL. Badass. Click the GIF to visit the store!

I finally put together an online store for my photography. Click the image above to check out what I currently have for sale. I’ll be rotating the selection every now and then, but if you really want something that isn’t on in the online store please send me an email at info@iamiskander.com and I’ll make it happen!

UPDATE:

I also accept bitcoin for custom orders and prints are now also available on METAL. Badass. Click the GIF to visit the store!

If no one is going to hire me to be a photojournalist then I’m just going to find my own stories. Went to city hall with my friend James to “cover the coverage” of Rob Ford on 35mm film and DSLR. Watch out for more soon.

Do you see her?

Do you see her?

Almighty.

Almighty.

Looking for interesting people in Toronto.

I’m trying to expand my personal website by telling real stories about real people.

Do you have a really weird or interesting job? Do you live in an unusual/extremely unique home? Do you get to spend time somewhere that most Torontonians don’t get to go/see? Could I follow you into a big life event? Do you fight for a little known cause?

These are just general questions to give you vague idea of what I’m looking for. If you want your story told, I’d love to meet you and shoot some video and photos of you and your situation.

Ideally it would be a mini documentary. Maybe a short 3-5 minute video about you and what makes you or your situation special, followed by a series of editorial photos that add to the story. I’m still trying to figure out the final product, to be honest.

Here’s a good example of the style of video I’d like to make: http://youtu.be/AyABg54SIts

All of this is independent and I promise this isn’t my sketchy way to take pictures of naked strangers.

I’d like to hear from anyone, from cab driver to race-car driver; as long as you’re doing something the world might find interesting.

Please send an email to info@iamiskander.com with “tumblr” in the subject line if this interests you! If you think this is a good idea and don’t want to participate, then feel free to reblog this post.

Since this is as independent as it gets, I unfortunately can’t afford to pay any subjects. Sorry! Would if I could. But, in the small chance this idea does take off in a way that turns into money, I’ll do everything I can to properly reward you for your time.

Also, I don’t really I know what to expect… so I can’t guarantee everyone will get a response. Hope to hear from you soon!

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PS: I originally posted this on reddit and they hated me for even asking.

Home for the holidays.

Everything. Is. Frozen.

Update: This print is now for sale on my online store!

Since people really seemed to like my recent upload of iPhone photos, here are a few more travel/flight themed ones. They’ve been added to a much larger collection that you can find here.

Once again, everything was taken on an iPhone 5 or a 4s, all edited in VSCO Cam.

I’ve never been very good at asking for help, but I’ve recently realized that I can’t expand my vision without more gear and I can’t share prints with the world without fronting more cash than I’ve got. That’s my justification for the QR code you see above. I promise I won’t spend it all on weed and Cool Ranch Doritos.

I made this to promote a new category of my site devoted to photos taken on my phone. If you’re a long time follower you may see a some reruns from here and my instagram feed.

I made this to promote a new category of my site devoted to photos taken on my phone. If you’re a long time follower you may see a some reruns from here and my instagram feed.

Joshua Telfer took me on a mission the other night. We went nearly 500 feet above Toronto to get a perspective of the downtown core that I had never seen before. There were no barriers up there, so if I tripped and fell… I felt like I was going to land in the middle of the court at a Raptors game. The view up there was breathtaking, which made it very easy to forget about how much Rob Ford pisses me off.

If you like what you see here and want to support future works, please consider a bitcoin donation.