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Distant Thunder went to great pains to get the right angle for his shot; it involved fitting his arm and shoulder in between the poles of the sculpture, which made for a tight squeeze.
“The photo was taken looking up from in between a sculpture of metal poles in a square formation,” said the cover winner. “The sculpture, located at Ted Rogers Way, reminded me of when I was a kid and the birch trees I would see. I would always look up and it looked like they went into infinity. “
Taking the photo brought Distant back to a happy place. “Looking up is better than down! You have to look up! It is one thing to look at things at eye level but if you put yourself inside something or look up, the perception changes.” Born in Kenora, Distant grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He moved to Toronto in 2015 from Montreal. He makes friends everywhere he goes.