About the book

“A policeman in plain clothes is one man; in his uniform he is ten.”
— Mark Twain, The Czar's Soliloquy

A self published effort, Gent is a series of portraits of a rapidly changing community in Toronto, Canada. While gentrification does grow a neighbourhood’s status and diversity, the speed of change can leave some men displaced. This monograph explores the intersection of identity, value, and belonging, and serves to document the honour of a man with or without his uniform.

About the author

Geoffrey Butler (b. 1973) studied economics at Western University before an about-turn to a fine arts degree from The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University.

A love of design and photography secured Geoff a job at Club Monaco, where he worked under legendary art directors such as Ruth Ansel and Fabien Baron. What followed was a 15 year career collaborating with brands including Harley-Davidson, Mark’s, The Bay, and Virgin Mobile.

Gent was published in 2022.

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72 pages, softcover
4/4 Ink based digital
24.4cm x 34.4cm
Saddle stitch
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