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ninety-nine percent sweat

Toronto. We find photographic collectibles in the darndest places – like non photographic auctions. Edison was said to define genius as one percent inspiration and  ninety-nine percent perspiration. If you search out auctions, like one at Skinners, and patiently drill down, … Continue reading

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a snowball’s chance …

Toronto. Many image collectors specialize. Some by process (like daguerreotypes), some by history, and some by topic (like bicycles). PHSC member and speaker, Jeff Ward sent me this interesting link to a New York Times article about a collector of … Continue reading

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the big picture

Toronto. As executives, we were often told to consider “the big picture”. Well, in the first half of the last century, that was more than buzzwords! In the day, panorama photos were popular as a means to take groups – … Continue reading

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train song

Toronto. Leslie Feist sang the Train Song a few years ago. She became famous when Apple picked her 1234  song for an ad. The photographer of this photo, H C Denkelberg, was an American photographer who crossed over to Sarnia … Continue reading

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discovering blackness

Toronto. Almost missed Black History Month (February). Mea Culpa. The AGO has a self-guided tour called Discovering Blackness in and out of the vault.  The self-tour begins tonight from 5 to 9 pm. Typical of the photographs, is the one … Continue reading

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I love Paris in the springtime …

Toronto. One of the 19th century photographers I admire is Eugene Atget. My friend and fellow PHSC member Russ Forfar sent me a note on Atget et al recently. Russ said that the Paris, France museums (some 14) have collectively … Continue reading

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another 1,000 words

Toronto. There is an old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words“. If that is true, any photographer worth his salt would have prints with volumes to say! And as old photos quietly fade, they constantly “shed words”. … Continue reading

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Eric Houdoyer, photographer

Toronto. The Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France is exhibiting “Masters of Photography 2019” through to January 31, 2020. Featured in the exhibition is this  limited edition (10) colour photograph “eclipse” by French photographer, Eric Houdoyer. If you are in France … Continue reading

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look, see, mini she

Toronto. Today we can snap a photo on our smartphone and with a touch see the result tout de suite! But it wasn’t always so simple and fast. In the era of 35mm and 2 1/4 square colour slides you … Continue reading

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come a little bit closer II

Toronto.  … to paraphrase Jay and the Americans back in 1964, but I don’t think the band had the Turofsky’s in mind.Previously, I mentioned Marty Robins and this line… We tend to Google for information on photography and cameras. While … Continue reading

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