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Andreas Feininger, Photographer and the Family of Man

Toronto. in the late 1960s, I subscribed to the TIME-LIFE series on photography. I learned many things from each book. The very first one was called “The Camera” and on page 61, it showed this photograph by Andreas Feininger of … Continue reading

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it’s in the bag …

Toronto. Goldie sent along this spoof of a famous portrait by Ottawa’s Karsh. The subject of the Karsh portrait was none other than that second world war statesman, Sir Winston Churchill! American Photographer Magazine for April, 1984 carried this spoof … Continue reading

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Antique Cycling Photographica – review

Toronto. We had two visitors from Michigan for Lorne’s latest presentation. Bob Lansdale and I met Cindy Motzenbecker and Doug Aikenhead from MiPHS at the North York Keg restaurant where we were later joined by president Clint Hryhorijiw for a tasty meal … Continue reading

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who did JR shoot?

Toronto. One of the remaining magazines is TIME. My subscription lapsed over 60 years ago. They recently published a special issue on gun control, a sore topic south of the border. Those of us old enough to remember television in … Continue reading

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dix ans de Passion

Toronto. To celebrate its first decade as a gallery, Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France, is posting a series of works for exhibition and sale this month from September 4th to October 2nd. Details are posted here on its website. You … Continue reading

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wind beneath my wings

Toronto. Bette Midler sang this plaintive song for the sound track of the 1988 movie Beaches. It is appropriate for this post on the SOAR photo contest. We have had inexpensive small drones supporting cameras for many years now. SOAR … Continue reading

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high and mighty

Toronto. This photo of the big apple reminds me of PHSC member, the late Boris Spremo in his heyday a top the CN tower to shoot Toronto. In 1952, the RCA TV tower was the world’s highest TV antenna high … Continue reading

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the great depression and photography

Toronto. As we enter into a tariff war once again, there is growing concern we will plunge into another massive depression. It is worth thinking about the last great depression world wide (the dirty 30s), culminating in the second world … Continue reading

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seeing double

Toronto. Our president Clint visited the states recently and dropped in at the NSA’s 2018 convention on Stereo photography, the thrilling cards that entertained Victorians decades before TV. The National Stereoscopic Association was an exchange member of ours for a couple … Continue reading

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scaling to new heights …

Toronto. About 1919 William James Sr tried to scale the fence at Varsitry Stadium (U of T stadium fronting on Bloor Street). In hand was his trusty Graflex camera. The intent to catch a sports event ended in disaster when … Continue reading

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