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a phlock of photogs

Toronto. Nearly 60 years ago, LIFE gathered all its photographers, including one retired photographer in NYC for this group shot. It is the topic of the January 18, 1960 Speaking of Pictures column (pp 8, 9). Of the group, only … Continue reading

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Lives Lived – RGW (1943 – 2019)

Toronto. The Globe and Mail has a column called Lives Lived on the obituary page to celebrate those who have passed on earlier. The column on Bob was written by his partner May Maskow and a family friend Philippa Campsie. … Continue reading

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happy birthday Louie

Toronto. On November 18th, 1787 – a mere 232 years ago, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre was born. And in January 1839 the most important announcement was made: Daguerre (yes this Daguerre) had invented photography. His process created the daguerreotype, a … Continue reading

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Robert Freeman, photographer 82

Toronto. Wednesday’s Globe carried the Obituary from the NY Times. Robert Freeman died this month after a lengthy illness. The obituary was written by NY Times columnist Richard Sandomir. Freeman is best known for his early album cover shots of … Continue reading

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Jack Ford, Photographer 97

Toronto. Mr Ford died May 3 of this year (2019) here in the big smoke of a brain tumour.  I did a post on Jack two years ago. He was known for his World War 2 photographs. While born in … Continue reading

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Hauser exhibits Kain

Toronto. My good friend editor Bob Lansdale sent  along a note he received from Tony Hauser. Tony is a photographer with a studio in the King Eddie downtown. Tony is featuring his portraits and photos of dancers in the National Ballet … Continue reading

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Vincent Fournier exhibition

Toronto. Next month (October 3 – November 3) Galerie GADCOLLECTION is featuring “Past Forward“. Vincent Fournier is a French photographer born in 1970. If you happen to be in Europe this fall, drop in at GADCOLLECTION in Paris and take … Continue reading

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Jenna Hobbs, Edmonton Photographer

Toronto. I was pleased to read in Thursday’s Globe that Edmonton photographer, Jenna Hobbs of the Hobbs Photography Studio was a finalist for the Luxembourg Art prize. Congratulations and we hope you win big time! Jenna and her sister-in-law Aimee … Continue reading

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silvery moon

Toronto. “by the light of the silvery moon” goes a line in a very old song. Ansel Adams made a photograph in 1941 called “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico“.  It was so popular he made thousands of prints and at auction … Continue reading

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I get a kick out of you

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this hilarious shot taken by Photojournalist Ron Laytner and featured in many periodicals over the years. Ron’s photograph, taken for the Toronto Telegram, was featured in LIFE magazine’s July 14th “Miscellany” column back in 1958. Ron … Continue reading

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