Including Munich, Berlin and Stockholm, as well as smaller sets of Hamburg and Prague, the evocative ‘Montreal Metro’ series, captured worldwide attention and earned the 20-year old a 2015 International Photographer of the Year award.
The Montreal Metro is Canada’s busiest metro system, but Forsyth says most passengers barely notice the “beautiful design” of its 68 stations, many of which were completed in the 1960s. His ‘Metro Project’ is a personal exploration of the art and architecture of metro stations around the world. Each space communicates a unique atmosphere that is a product of its design, from Montreal’s Brutalist stations to Stockholm’s hand-painted bedrock caves.
“When travelling underground, you lose your sense of time and distance. You can enter one station in a certain neighbourhood, hop on the metro for a few minutes, and find yourself disoriented in a completely different part of town. It’s hard to understand where you are exactly and how point A and B are connected. I love the metro for that reason. I enjoy getting lost and finding new corridors and trying to piece it all back together.”
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