Author Archives: Robert

in the land of the blind …

Toronto. … the one eyed man is king. Have you ever noticed that consumer goods ape each other using the most popular technical advances? Radios, televisions, smart phones, computers, even cars all embrace and promote the latest whiz bang idea. … Continue reading

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our November 20th talk – Celio Barreto on Japanese Photography

Toronto. Celio Barreto returns to talk on the “Closed Darkroom of the East“. Celio is an authority on Japanese photography. He currently teaches at Seneca College in Toronto. The material on Celio’s presentation is courtesy of Sonja Pushchak and the … Continue reading

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PHSC News for November 2019

Toronto. Another great issue of our newsletter from editor Sonja Pushchak and her team. Page 1, Electric Avenue, reviews the Victorian gadgets using electricity to improve a person’s health. My friend’s grandfather had an electric gadget that had hand grips … Continue reading

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Robert Freeman, photographer 82

Toronto. Wednesday’s Globe carried the Obituary from the NY Times. Robert Freeman died this month after a lengthy illness. The obituary was written by NY Times columnist Richard Sandomir. Freeman is best known for his early album cover shots of … Continue reading

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Towell exhibit at Bulger Gallery

Toronto. I first saw a Larry Towell photograph at the AGO one night when we were given a guided tour of the Photography section by the curator (and PHSC member), Maia Sutnik.   A far more extensive exhibition of photos … Continue reading

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Jack Ford, Photographer 97

Toronto. Mr Ford died May 3 of this year (2019) here in the big smoke of a brain tumour.  I did a post on Jack two years ago. He was known for his World War 2 photographs. While born in … Continue reading

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pro baseball expert says …

Toronto. There is an old truism that an expert in one field is no expert in another.  That didn’t stop professional baseball player Mickey Mantle from touting Kodacolor and his Brownie as able to take professional photographs without practice… You … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget …

Toronto. As a school kid in the dying days of World War 2, we took the minute of silence at 11 am on November 11th seriously.  Every child knew John McCrae’s poem by heart: In Flanders fields the poppies blow … Continue reading

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Hauser exhibits Kain

Toronto. My good friend editor Bob Lansdale sent  along a note he received from Tony Hauser. Tony is a photographer with a studio in the King Eddie downtown. Tony is featuring his portraits and photos of dancers in the National Ballet … Continue reading

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Schneider lenses for the cognecenti

Toronto. Schneider Kreuznach has been around as an optical house for many years – in fact over a century going back to 1913 when the firm was founded as the Joseph Schneider Optical Works in Bad Kreuznach, a small town … Continue reading

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