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March 3, 1947 photographic milestone

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing the first announcement of Edwin Land’s picture in a minute process in the March 3, 1947 issue of LIFE I recently did a post on the impact this picture … Continue reading

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A fox in the hen house

Toronto. Talbot was a well off Englishman who painted landscapes in watercolour. On a European trip in 1834, He chose Lake Como in Italy for one painting. Using a Camera Lucida, he dreamed about being able to capture the scene … Continue reading

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Lest we forget …

Toronto. The Globe and Mail on Friday the 10th featured this wonderful portrait of WW2 photographer Jack Ford taken in colour by Fred Lum. In the centre of section A, on crisp clay paper, are examples of Jack Ford’s work … Continue reading

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everyone’s a photographer

Toronto. Realizing the massive shift in photography today, I found this image from George Dunbar speaks volumes. When Justin Trudeau became our Prime Minister, he was enthusiastically received world-wide. In this picture, he is walking along a building inside its … Continue reading

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World’s First Analog Instax Square Camera

Toronto. Film is a niche process that continues to attract followers. A subset of the genre is the “instant film” brigade. These people are so active that companies continue to make the “Polaroid” type instant film. Now the Lomographic Society … 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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A sign of the times 21 years later

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar who reminded me about the site Urban Toronto. On that site using the nom de plumeĀ “Goldie”, George posts many of his personal photographs. As many of you may know, the long retired gentleman was … Continue reading

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Do you hear what I hear?

Toronto. That stange droning sound means awards for many, not a mosquito infestation! The CBC News reports (with images) the winners of the annual photography contest sponsored by Dronestagram and National Geographic magazine for the best drone photography. My thanks … Continue reading

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An amateur assistant indeed

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this delightful picture from the May 27, 1946 edition of LIFE Magazine (page 38). The photograph shows Lord Halifax (Edward Wood), ambassador to the USA pressed into service as an assistant to a photographer capturing … Continue reading

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Colouring Historic Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this link showing colourized versions of historic Canadian photographs in the days when any practical photography was shot in black and white. It is fitting that this image at left is from the Great war. … Continue reading

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