Category Archives: people

collecting orphan Polaroids

Toronto. This past Monday, I received an interesting email from George Dunbar. The topic was orphan Polaroids. George passed on this link to an article in the Washington Post (motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness”). The article, written by Dee Swann … Continue reading

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Reg Innell, photographer, Toronto Star 92

Toronto. My thanks to Ashley Cook for passing on this note regarding retired Star photographer Reg Innell. In this February 5th column by Julien Gignac, the Star noted the passing of Reg Innell. Innell was an associate of the late Boris Spremo … Continue reading

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Haunting images of a Newfoundland outpost

Toronto. On last Thursday, George Dunbar sent me a link to a National Post article on the slow disappearance of the tiny Newfoundland village Little Bay Islands by Tristin Hopper. The article features the painting-esque photographs of Mike Parsons. Mike … Continue reading

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William Withrow of AGO fame 1926 – 2018

Toronto. I saw in last Monday’s Globe that the popular one time head of the AGO, William Withrow, died at 91 on January 7, 2018. Born in Toronto, Bill directed the AGO from 1961 – 1991 including its growth and … Continue reading

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Erik (Schack) Christensen, Globe Photographer

Toronto. One of the perks of being a Globe and Mail subscriber is their News Photo Archive. I wrote about the archive last summer back on June 25, 2017. According to the Globe. “Subscribers can explore the work of Erik … Continue reading

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Grant Munro dead at 94

Toronto. Years ago, Grant Munro of  the National Film Board (NFB) made animated films that were Oscar contenders. Ironically,  Grant never owned a computer or cell phone! Grant created all his animations manually since the NFB of the day was without … Continue reading

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Delores Gubasta on Don Newlands Archive – review

Toronto. Our second speaker at the October 2017 meeting was Ms Delores Gubasta. Delores, owner of the web site Klixpix, spoke and showed examples of photographs taken over a half century earlier by Don Newlands. She spoke tonight about the Don Newlands … Continue reading

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Sam Schlifer – December 18, 2017

Toronto. Our good friend and fellow PHSC member Sam Schlifer passed away this past Monday, December 18, 2017. I last saw and spoke with Sam at our fall fair on October 15th. Sam joined the PHSC back in 1980. Amongst … Continue reading

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Nikola (Nick) Njegovan 1944 – 2017

Toronto. Nick passed away a few months back on July 3, 2017 at McNally House in Grimsby, Ontario. Nick  was a well respected teacher of Photography. He joined our society in 2004 and was a frequent exhibitor at our fairs. … Continue reading

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Another – more colourful – Louis

Toronto. The most popular modern day photographic techniques rely on the tri-colour vision of humans. Using only three colours in various strengths the entire visible spectrum can be seen by the human eye. There were are basic techniques, so called … Continue reading

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