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by the light …

Toronto. … of the silvery moon. said the old song long long ago.  On the night of December 20, 2010 we were on the eve of an eclipse. Tripod in hand, I took this image with a Leitz Telyt 20cm … Continue reading

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Elsa dead at 83

Toronto. Elsa Dorfman of Cambridge, MA was best known for her huge (20x 24 inch) polaroid portraits, In an article by Deborah Becker on May 30th this year, Station WBUR announced her death (1937 – 2020). Her husband, Harvey Silverglate, … Continue reading

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just before dawn

Toronto. Hard on the heels of its ISO 8 monochrome film, Lomography has announced Babylon – its ISO 13 film, another dark, moody monochrome beauty with marginally softer contrast. If you are into film, take a close look  at what … Continue reading

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springtime in Alaska

Toronto. In the late 1950s I worked in Labrador and at a Christmas concert in Schefferville, Quebec. Some of the girls sang this song which Johnny Cash recorded in 1965. This tune came to mind when my friend Harold Staats … Continue reading

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double feature – September 18, 2019 – 7:45pm

Toronto.  Our fall meeting program begins with this double feature: Ottawa photographer and author John McQuarrie on his favourite computer imaging tools for book publishing (he will have books here to sell). And Horst Herget on portraiture and wet-plate photography. … Continue reading

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Photo News Summer 2019

Toronto. As I opened Tuesday’s Globe and Mail for a quick read, out came Norm Rosen’s latest opus on all things photographic. As usual, the magazine was an exciting read with lots of photos illustrating what the writers said in … Continue reading

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a crying shame

Toronto.  Mid last century photo studios used lots of ideas to increase traffic as our program director, Yvette Bessels, suggested in  a recent Toronto meeting program. My friend, pro-photographer, and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar, suggested one great option that … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon at Hot Docs next Month

Toronto. Rita Godlevskis of PhotoEd magazine sent me a nice email the other day. In it she highlights various photographic items such as the next issue of her magazine, PhotoEd, out next week. One item is the Hot Docs presentation … Continue reading

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Family Focus at the Archives of Toronto

Toronto. David Tyler of the Archives of Ontario invites the PHSC members to join him on the inaugural day of the new exhibit of family portraits. David writes, “The Archives of Ontario invites you to attend the reception and opening … Continue reading

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Artist of the Portrait – John Reeves, 78

Toronto.  As I read the Globe this morning I saw an obituary for the famous Toronto photographer John Reeves. Born in Hamilton, Ontario in April, 1938, Reeves had a career as both a portrait photographer and a CBC broadcaster. John attended … Continue reading

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