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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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Tintype Studio Portrait Session April 22nd

Toronto. I received an email today from the folks at the Tintype Studio here in Toronto telling me about their Portrait session coming up on the 22nd of April. The tintype is a durable process famous for its low cost and ability … Continue reading

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People as Pixels

Toronto. In this age of digital technology most of us know pixel means picture element which in the film era we called grain. George Dunbar sent me this remarkable link to a c1917 Library of Congress (Washington DC) photograph of … Continue reading

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“I,” said the page, beginning to fade.

Toronto. The title of this post is from a song by Pete Seeger. On March 15, 1979, I took my family to The Bay at Cloverdale (long gone – became Zellers, then Target, and now empty for over two years). … Continue reading

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Old Photo Oriented Magazines

Toronto. George Dunbar often discovers interesting web sites. When they pertain to photography, I receive an email which was the case two days ago. George came across the site “Slightly Out of Focus“.  This site is a book store specializing … Continue reading

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We Have a remarkable Editor

Toronto. As I ate breakfast last Friday (Nov 4th), I read with interest the Globe’s obituary for Kelly Gotlieb, the father of Canadian computing. Gotlieb earned that title when while  associated with the U of T, he imported Canada’s earliest computer … Continue reading

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