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Toronto’s Vintage Show March 2 & 3 2019

Toronto. The Toronto Vintage Show is held in the Enercare Centre building at the CNE grounds the 2nd and 3rd of March. While the offerings are quite eclectic vintage items, you may find an old book, a magazine, a camera … Continue reading

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Al Gilbert 96

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale … 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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something’s wrong with this picture

Toronto. In 1992, the late Glenn Frey, released the album Strange Weather. Included was the song Love in the 21st Century which includes the above line. Frey was the front man and writer for the dysfunctional rock band the Eagles. When … Continue reading

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The photograph that changed modern portraiture

Toronto. Philippe Halsman and Salvador 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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Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize review

Toronto. George Dunbar wrote me Tuesday regarding the Taylor Wessing Prize in the Guardian, writing, “This report on the “Taylor Wessing Portrait Prizes” certainly captures one’s attention.” George was writing not about the winner, but one of the other contestant … Continue reading

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Annie’s back in town ….

Toronto. Last Saturday, the Globe featured this photograph by Fred Lum on the first page of the Globe Arts section. Annie was in town to promote her latest book Portraits 2005-2016. Published by Phaidon Press, this is a coffee table … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait

Toronto. The guys at The Tintype Studio have announced that  December 3rd 11 – 5 will be the next special portrait studio offering. We had these folk do a program for us back on February 20th, 2013, over four years … 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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The future’s so bright…

Toronto.  … I gotta wear shades is a nuclear holocaust song by Timbuk3. Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 8 and the anniversary model iPhone X (iPhone 10) celebrating a decade since the industry disrupting iPhone was first released, prompted me … Continue reading

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