Category Archives: photos

Cindy exhibits at the VAG

Toronto. last Saturday’s Mop and Pail (Globe and Mail) has a detailed article on the most recent exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s work at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition opened last Saturday (October 26th) and runs until next March. Cindy … Continue reading

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the boys of summer

Toronto. Don Henley was a singer and percussionist for The Eagles before that dysfunctional group imploded. Most of the group went on to play solo – some with their own bands. Henley made a CD called “Building the Perfect Beast”. … Continue reading

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16×20 and all that stuff

Toronto. When was the last time you made a big print? Never is the most likely answer when everything today is digital – unless you are an old coot like me. Around 1985, I decided to decorate my office with … Continue reading

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with a little help from my friends

Toronto. My good friend George Dunbar unearthed this digital montage in the Guardian as reported in a column by Glen Helfand entitled, “Tech bros, socialites and Metallica: the mural capturing San Francisco in 2019“. Only part is shown here – … Continue reading

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shine a light on me 2

M2 PowerMite flash bulb ad in LIFE magazine Toronto. In the 1950s one big opportunity was assisting amateurs to make night or indoor shots. General Electric (GE) was well respected at the time for manufacturing light bulbs. They saw two … Continue reading

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happy Victoria day to you too!

Toronto. The Monday on or before May 24th has been known as Victoria day in Canada (except in Quebec whose citizens take the holiday but call it National Patriots Day instead).  The holiday is designated as an annual celebration of … Continue reading

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police photography

Toronto. Sir Sydney Smith was born in New Zealand in 1883. He left for Edinburgh to become a doctor and ultimately held a prestigious chair in medicine at Edinburgh University. He was a well travelled author who wrote many books … Continue reading

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medical photography

Toronto. With media speed improvements, photography became a tool as well as an art. Many industries employed the technology to provide diagnosis, records, and text books. Nevertheless, one of the earliest examples was a daguerreotype taken in an operating theatre … Continue reading

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Photographs auctioned at Westlicht May 24th

Toronto. Visiting Europe this spring? Drop by the 19th  Westlicht Photo Auction in Vienna this May 24th and enhance your collection. This fine auction house runs photograph auctions twice each year. While this springs auction os on the 24th, you can … Continue reading

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where were you 33 years ago?

Toronto. I was living here in Toronto on April 26, 1986 when I heard the ghastly news that a cataclysmic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant threatened to end life on earth as we knew it. The plant was … Continue reading

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