Monthly Archives: August 2017

Boris Spremo died yesterday at 81

Toronto. Thanks to Russ Forfar for notifying me that Boris died yesterday. His accomplishments are noted here by the Toronto Star and by his first employer in Canada, the Globe and Mail with a very brief bio here on Wikipedia. Boris … Continue reading

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What the heck is a Perfex?

Toronto. In the most recent issue of snap shots (23-1), the newsletter of the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE), collector Richard Berbiar writes in the Vintage Camera Corner about his Perfex Speed Candid camera which was the first … Continue reading

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a 1913(ish) Graflex makes great shots and great friends

Toronto. Using an old 1913 Graflex camera. My friend and fellow PHSC fan Russ Forfar sent me this link about using an old Graflex which had only two working speeds – slow and slower – to shoot high speed F1 … Continue reading

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A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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Canada 1867 – 2017

Toronto. The celebration of our 150th anniversary (on July 1, 2017) (come out this September 20th to our next presentation) was celebrated with a quintet of speakers, specially made cakes, a beaver poster, and two group photographs; one “traditional” style … Continue reading

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huge and SHARP

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email recently with this massive image of a group photo taken here at the University of Toronto in 1913 of attendees to the International Geological Congress by the Dominion Photo Co., Toronto … Continue reading

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The (nearly) forgotten photographer – Edwin Haynes

Toronto. This report is a review of our May, 2017 presentation on Edwin Thomas Haynes (come out this September 20th to our next presentation). The story and selected photographs by Edwin Haynes were presented by his grand nephew and photographer Bruce … Continue reading

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Photographic paper – crafted paper cameras

Toronto. Lee Ji-hee is a paper artist. His creations range from life-sized paper dogs to mouthwatering paper food! On a visit to Seoul and the Korea Camera Museum, Ji-hee fell in love with the antique cameras on display and decided … Continue reading

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…news at eleven – an homage to News Photographers everywhere

Toronto. This is a review of the April 2017 PHSC meeting on News Photographers. Who would have thought Toronto would have two sports teams in the playoffs? Between this and medical issues, we changed the speakers to Spike Bell of Windsor … Continue reading

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Write! Shoot! Edit!

Toronto. Past president of the Toronto branch of the PHSC (1984-5) and the PHSC (1991-1993), Mo Patz, will be at our fair this fall. She will be joined by her son Rick. They are selling some of her late husband … Continue reading

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