Category Archives: photos

it’s always an attraction

Toronto. Niagara Falls. Such a world-wide attraction.Even studios used the falls as a picture on a backdrop. The roar of the falls is very evident when you visit in person. The Ontario side has beautiful park lands and attractions. Sleazier … Continue reading

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who shot Ott on wot and why?

Toronto. Well, some time around the 1893 World’s fair in Chicago, Edison chose his employee Fred Ott for a movie experiment. Why Ott? Ott was notorious for his violent sneezes! On this occasion he needed a little help to “pull the … Continue reading

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Douglas Kirkland exhibition in Paris, France

  Toronto. Our friends at GadCOLLECTION over in Paris are hosting an exhibition this summer from May 24th to July 3rd 2018. If you are in Europe this summer be sure to visit GadCOLLECTION and see this showing of images … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier exhibition in Austria May 29 to Aug 19, 2018

Toronto. Our friends at WestLicht gallery in Austria, are exhibiting a number of prints by the late Vivian Maier of Chicago. Her work was discovered by accident shortly after her death. Click here to read the full details in the WestLicht … Continue reading

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so you want to do fashion photography?

Toronto. Well, you are in luck! Toronto photographer, producer, director and cameraman Struan will be at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts beginning May 10, 2018 teaching “Advanced Fashion Photography with Struan“. Read about Struan on his web site. And be … Continue reading

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and where did you buy photo supplies in 1909?

Toronto. Well, if you were here, you might have gone to J O Ramsey & Co Photo Supplies. This photo was taken in 1909 by Owen Staples (1866-1949) at the NE corner of Bay and Melinda. It was used by … Continue reading

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exhibitions – Lisa Murzin, photographer

Toronto. PHSC member Lisa Murzin  is a Toronto based Corporate and Event Photographer. She will be very busy over the next few months. The young (just about everyone is young to me) photographer from the west side of Toronto has … Continue reading

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David Granick’s lost London on Kodachrome

Toronto. Thanks to ex-pat and past PHSC president Mo Patz now in BC for the link to recently discovered London East End photographs on Kodachrome taken by the late photographer David Granick. Mo’s link to BBC news is just one … Continue reading

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Spiess at Bulger this April

Toronto. The late Karl Spiess of Germany took many photographs in war torn Europe during the second world war (WW2). Newz4u.ca recently announced that the Stephen Bulger Gallery here in Toronto in a recent article would feature his photographs. The … Continue reading

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The earliest days of American photography

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend and co-founder of the PHSC, John Linsky, for emailing me about this NY Times article on the Getty exhibition of early American photography by Rena Silverman. I did a post about the Getty exhibition … Continue reading

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