Monthly Archives: October 2018

photo-boo

Toronto. Happy Halloween every “body” ­čÖé This studio shot is courtesy of my friend George Dunbar who emailed me this morning.

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when home movies were analogue

Toronto. Before fancy digital cameras and smartphones became common place, photography needed film. To address the blossoming interest in home movies (and to sell the special movie film) camera┬ácompanies offered special movie cameras that accepted the tiny reels of 16mm … Continue reading

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180 years later

Toronto. 180 years ago next January the world received the astonishing news that Louis Daguerre had invented a way to capture an image using the power of the sun and more, he had given his method to the world for … Continue reading

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Emile Zola… photographer??

Toronto. Emile Zola lived from 1840 to 1902 when he died under curious circumstances. Zola was one of the most famous French authors of his era. He was notorious for his role in the Dreyfus affair. Like many well to … Continue reading

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all that glitters

Toronto. Kodak was fond of using medals for various reasons, so we saw nothing unusual when a LIFE ad the spring of 1953 ┬á(pp68-69) used such a medallion to announce the 65th anniversary show of Kodak snapshot cameras (the first … Continue reading

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18th WestLicht Photo Auction

Toronto. Stefan Musil of WestLicht in Vienna sent me an email announcing the 18th Photo Auction. We all (well, me anyway) remember Cartier-Bresson and his “Decisive Moment” shot in 1932 ┬ábehind the Saint-Lazare train station with a Leica. Now amongst … Continue reading

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the Rexo – an old option to Kodak

Toronto. Before Kodak became the “Great Yellow Father“, it had serious competitors in the camera department. One such option was the Burke & James Rexo camera. Eastman was aggressive in eradicating competition, but B&J managed to stay afloat. I came … Continue reading

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roadwork cancels Montreal Show (was Nov 4th)

Toronto. Less than an hour ago I received an email from my friend Sol Hadef in Montreal. He received word on short notice that roadwork on highway 40 starts the weekend of his show. As a result he felt obliged … Continue reading

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try the old film look using Instax and Lomo’Instant

Toronto. The gang at Lomography are busy serving the niche photographer who likes the Fuji Instax instant colour photos using traditional film technology (their other cameras use negative film). Birgit Buchart, in the big apple, sent me an email recently … Continue reading

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Photo Review Benefit Auction in Philly

Toronto. Fancy a quick trip to the city of brotherly love this month? Stephen Perloff sent me an email this past Monday to announce the latest Benefit Auction this Saturday in Philadelphia. Benefits go to the Daguerreian Society. Stephen writes, … Continue reading

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