Canadian photographer Omar (Al-Samadi) / Abandoned Affair and model Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen teamed up for today’s exclusive NAKID feature editorial titled, ‘Break From Toronto‘.

“Break From Toronto” is a short 35mm photo journal series that documents a summer Sunday afternoon escape from the bustling hot concrete jungle, into the sanctuary that is the Toronto Islands beaches. A ten-minute ferry ride from the downtown terminal finds oneself transported to an all-natural environment so different, yet so close. A chance to strip away the layers of baggage and clothing (optional), and reconnect one’s soul to the earth, blue skies, and freshwaters. A well-deserved respite from the day-to-day hustle & grind of the big city. Splish-Splash!

The Toronto (Tkarón:to) Islands are the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Huron-Wendat Nation, the Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. These lands are governed by the Dish With One Spoon and Two Row Wampum treaties, as well as Treaty 13 and the Toronto Purchase Treaty.

Omar is a Toronto-based photographer who works primarily with film. They shoot in varying styles ranging between landscape, architecture, portraiture, and photojournalism. Omar enjoys working with narratives and capturing images and subjects “as they are”. They strive to find beauty where least expected . . . in the mundanity of the day-to-day.

If you love this visual story then show them some love, this is just a glimpse of the amazing stuff they have created – head over to their Instagram below to check out more from this awesome artist and support their creativity and your daily inspiration by following them!

Check out more of Omar (Al-Samadi) / Abandoned Affair and their work here:  INSTAGRAM / WEBSITE