Category Archives: photos

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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Ottawa Illinois Auction Today

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent me notice of this auction to be held today in Ottawa Illinois. Includes live auction online! Here’s a chance to add more images to your collection. Click here or on the icon at left for … Continue reading

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An eye with a Brain!

Toronto. I remember LIFE magazine as a Saturday afternoon read in the barbershop as I waited for my turn under Nelson MaGee’s sharp scissors and clippers. It was founded in 1883 as an American version of England’s Punch. The version most … 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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Groupies

Toronto. Selfies are common today. You can even get a stick so you can take them. So lets call group photos groupies. This subject came to mind Monday when the Globe ran an article in “Life and Arts” called “Say … Continue reading

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Fine Photographs Auction in Boston Jan 27, 2017

Toronto. I received an email from Skinner a few days ago announcing their auction of fine photographs tomorrow at noon in Boston, MA. If you can make it down to Massachusetts this Friday, be sure to drop in at Skinner’s … Continue reading

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Icons & Images at Swann Auction Galleries

Toronto. Lew Hine is one of my favourite photographers. This is Lot 22 of Sale 2436 at the Swann Auction Galleries on East 25th in New York City. The auction is on Feb 14, 2017 but you can preview the … Continue reading

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Pictorialism and Leitz

Toronto. A century or more ago a trend in photography called Pictorialism took place and photography merged with art resulting in soft, slightly fuzzy and some times grainy images in monochrome tones usually other than black. Leitz belatedly responded with their … 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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