Monthly Archives: November 2019

Robert Freeman, photographer 82

Toronto. Wednesday’s Globe carried the Obituary from the NY Times. Robert Freeman died this month after a lengthy illness. The obituary was written by NY Times columnist Richard Sandomir. Freeman is best known for his early album cover shots of … Continue reading

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Towell exhibit at Bulger Gallery

Toronto. I first saw a Larry Towell photograph at the AGO one night when we were given a guided tour of the Photography section by the curator (and PHSC member), Maia Sutnik.   A far more extensive exhibition of photos … Continue reading

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Jack Ford, Photographer 97

Toronto. Mr Ford died May 3 of this year (2019) here in the big smoke of a brain tumour.  I did a post on Jack two years ago. He was known for his World War 2 photographs. While born in … Continue reading

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pro baseball expert says …

Toronto. There is an old truism that an expert in one field is no expert in another.  That didn’t stop professional baseball player Mickey Mantle from touting Kodacolor and his Brownie as able to take professional photographs without practice… You … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget …

Toronto. As a school kid in the dying days of World War 2, we took the minute of silence at 11 am on November 11th seriously.  Every child knew John McCrae’s poem by heart: In Flanders fields the poppies blow … Continue reading

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Hauser exhibits Kain

Toronto. My good friend editor Bob Lansdale sent  along a note he received from Tony Hauser. Tony is a photographer with a studio in the King Eddie downtown. Tony is featuring his portraits and photos of dancers in the National Ballet … Continue reading

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Schneider lenses for the cognecenti

Toronto. Schneider Kreuznach has been around as an optical house for many years – in fact over a century going back to 1913 when the firm was founded as the Joseph Schneider Optical Works in Bad Kreuznach, a small town … Continue reading

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just imagine yourself on Nov 24th

Toronto.  Okay, hold the excitement if you can! Just imagine yourself on Nov 24th at our IMAGE SHOW. Yep, just like last year, the PHSC will host its popular image show downtown on Elm street in cahoots with the Arts … Continue reading

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Charlie’s camera

Toronto. In the third quarter of the last century, toy cameras that took photos were popular. Some were used as marketing props – send a few dollars and some labels from the product and you received a camera advertising the … Continue reading

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CAMERAMA Show November 10th 2019

Toronto. Gary Perry has his latest Camerama coming up this Sunday, November 10th at the usual locale. Drop by this Sunday and see what you can find to add to your collection or user gear! If you need more information, … Continue reading

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