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California Dreamin’ (on a winter’s day)

Toronto. The weather this week past plus Eisenstaedt’s epic 1932 photograph of a waiter in St Moritz bringing cold drinks on ice skates brought to mind the 1966 song by the Mamas and Papas on an LP that I once … Continue reading

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not all Oreo’s are cookies

Toronto. Over a century ago, you could get a cookie size round case for your images. These tiny marvels  were offered in the mid 1800s to house tintypes etc. The tiny union cases came in various colours. This one from … Continue reading

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Potsdam ASA 100 B&W Film

Toronto. The folks at Lomography like the film niche so well that they are introducing another BW film in the traditional 35mm cassette. To today’s photographer – amateur or professional an ASA (ISO) rating of 100 seems pathetically slow, yet … Continue reading

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Swann Auction of Posters, Books, Graphics

Toronto. Nick Lowry at Swann Auction Galleries in the big apple sent me a note Friday saying Swann is hosting a poster auction on February 7th, 2019. The advertising editorial material says, “Our winter sale features tantalizing, rare Art Nouveau … Continue reading

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PHSC News issue 18-07 for January 2019

Toronto. Editor Pushchak has released another incredible pdf newsletter. What a bargain! 10 pages. Full colour. With her snappy style, lots of photos, and a single page per article, Sonja is aiming at a younger crowd with less interest or … 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  behind the Saint-Lazare train station with a Leica. Now amongst … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific spans the world

Toronto. Our friends at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple are doing another great travel poster auction. This is a great chance to augment your photgraphica collection with some great poster art! The example I show here is a … Continue reading

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Swann Galleries Photo Auction

Toronto. Now the NAFTA heat and rhetoric have lessened, maybe it’s time to visit the Big Apple again. Our friends at Swann Galleries are conducting their periodic photograph auction beginning Thursday, October  18, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Have a look-see … Continue reading

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The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks

Toronto. Daile Kaplan at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple sent me an email a few days back announcing their latest auction, Sale 2474, called, The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks. The auction begins at 1:30pm on April 19th … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-09 for March 2018

Toronto. Editor Sonja Puschak has produced another delightful edition of the popular PHSC News. To read and down load this issue, just click here or on the Bauer 88B home movie camera at left (a high end model with an … Continue reading

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