Author Archives: Robert

Robert Frank dead at 94

Toronto. The Globe on Wednesday this week ran an obit from the NY Times News Service. It announced that the Swiss born NYC photographer had died at 94 at his cottage on Cape Briton, Nova Scotia. Frank is best remembered … Continue reading

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doctor, doctor gimme the news

Toronto.I got a bad case of lovin’ you … or so the late Robert Palmer sang back in 1979 on his album titled “Secrets“. Dr Rudolf Krugener founded a camera company in Frankfurt a Main, Germany in 1885 to make … Continue reading

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double feature – September 18, 2019 – 7:45pm

Toronto.  Our fall meeting program begins with this double feature: Ottawa photographer and author John McQuarrie on his favourite computer imaging tools for book publishing (he will have books here to sell). And Horst Herget on portraiture and wet-plate photography. … Continue reading

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modernish proscenium arch…

Toronto. In the 1958 issue of LIFE magazine, dated March 10, 1958, on page 107 and later, W Eugene Smith’s work is featured in an article called “A Camera Masterpiece”. A short essay titled “Drama beneath a City Window” accompanies … Continue reading

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closing time

Toronto. As Leonard Cohen sang, its closing time for 45-2. Editor Lansdale was ably assisted by his sister and our member and speaker (past and future) Celio Barreto to package the latest issue. After numerous delays and problems, Bob and … Continue reading

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dreaming of Maggie

Toronto. The Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France has an exhibition of photographs this fall called Dreamland. The photographs are the works of Florida based American photographer Maggie Taylor. If you are on the continent at the time, drop by the … Continue reading

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pitching the big one – October 27, 2019

Toronto. The god Neptune used one, and so do we, but ours is a Hall – the Trident Hall in Etobicoke. If you hanker to expand your camera collection (or usable gear) be it film or digital, drop in next … Continue reading

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a model photographer

Toronto. The Globe Thursday announced the death Tuesday of photographer Peter Lindbergh at 74. The Globe published an obituary carried by the New York Times News Service.  He was remembered by the Duchess of Sussex with this rare personal photo. … Continue reading

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Montréal … c’est magnifique à l’automne

Toronto. If you plan to go east early next month, drop in and say hello to Sol. And perhaps augment your camera and image collection as well. Sol’s show is on October 6th in the west island area near major … Continue reading

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Oh to be in Van now fall is here!

Toronto. I heard from Tonchi the other day. The fall camera swap meet out in Vancouver will be held on October 6th this year. If you are looking to visit BC or will be in the Vancouver area early next … Continue reading

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