Category Archives: people

Lansdale Photograph from The Star Archives

Toronto. Over a week back I was sent an email by George Dunbar. George had spotted a photograph in the Toronto Star that Saturday taken by Bob back in 1974. Bob’s photograph of Marshall McLuhan  was used to illustrate a … Continue reading

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Geoffrey James Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. You may have seen Geoffrey James’ excellent show at our last November meeting. Nevertheless, be sure not to miss his wonderful exhibition of prints at the Stephen Bulger Gallery From February 25th to March 25th, 2017. A preview of the … Continue reading

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Edgerton’s High Speed Photography

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this fascinating link to a short video on the TIME MAGAZINE website showing Edgerton’s high speed photography experiments using custom made strobes. Wait for the video – it starts after a short ad. Dr Edgerton set … Continue reading

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Review of January 2017 Miracle Repair Tips Meeting

We had two very interesting speakers tonight as demonstrated by the very active Q&A sessions. Both speakers are PHSC members and exhibitors at our fairs. Russ Forfar, now semi-retired, was in the  camera repair business for many decades. Our main … Continue reading

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Tony Armstrong-Jones, 1930 – 2017

Toronto. Do you remember him as Lord Snowdon? Famous photographer Armstrong-Jones married Royalty (princess Margaret) in May, 1960. The Toronto Star for last Friday announced his death at 86. While we have heard little about the illustrious photographer in recent years, … Continue reading

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Viktor Kolar – Canada 1968 – 1973

Toronto. Stephen Bulger of Stephen Bulger Gallery dropped me a note announcing this exhibition by Czech photographer Viktor Kolar in his Gallery One at 1026 Queen St West (doors west of Ossington Av). The exhibit runs from January 21, 2017 … Continue reading

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Jump

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me a Flicker link to people jumping. Use the big sideways arrows (< and >) to go from picture to picture. When George mentioned the topic, I immediately thought about Leica photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and his famous … Continue reading

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People as Pixels

Toronto. In this age of digital technology most of us know pixel means picture element which in the film era we called grain. George Dunbar sent me this remarkable link to a c1917 Library of Congress (Washington DC) photograph of … Continue reading

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The Long View – Ed Burtynsky – The New Yorker Magazine

Toronto. George Dunbar sends along this note about a recent New Yorker article on Toronto Photographer Ed Burtynsky: “A superb feature article about Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky, appears in the latest issue of the New Yorker magazine (Dec. 19 & … Continue reading

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Matthew Isenburg dead at 89

Toronto. Since I published a post just three days ago, both the Daguerreian Society and Dr Marcel Safier have posted an obituary. The Daguerreian Society obituary is on the lower left of that organization’s website and was distributed via the … Continue reading

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