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so you want to do fashion photography?

Toronto. Well, you are in luck! Toronto photographer, producer, director and cameraman Struan will be at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts beginning May 10, 2018 teaching “Advanced Fashion Photography with Struan“. Read about Struan on his web site. And be … Continue reading

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and where did you buy photo supplies in 1909?

Toronto. Well, if you were here, you might have gone to J O Ramsey & Co Photo Supplies. This photo was taken in 1909 by Owen Staples (1866-1949) at the NE corner of Bay and Melinda. It was used by … Continue reading

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The photograph that changed modern portraiture

Toronto. Philippe Halsman and Salvatore Dali were friends. One was a famous portrait photographer; the other a modern artist famous for his many weird and surreal paintings. In fact as a youth I bought a book on Dali and his … Continue reading

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collecting orphan Polaroids

Toronto. This past Monday, I received an interesting email from George Dunbar. The topic was orphan Polaroids. George passed on this link to an article in the Washington Post (motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness”). The article, written by Dee Swann … Continue reading

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Haunting images of a Newfoundland outpost

Toronto. On last Thursday, George Dunbar sent me a link to a National Post article on the slow disappearance of the tiny Newfoundland village Little Bay Islands by Tristin Hopper. The article features the painting-esque photographs of Mike Parsons. Mike … Continue reading

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an original Leica in the Westlicht auction

Toronto. ¬†Stephen Musil sent me an email early Thursday morning announcing the 32nd camera auction will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Vienna. The auction features many special milestone cameras as listed in this press release. Over the … Continue reading

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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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