Monthly Archives: October 2019

a Brawny super 8 …

Toronto. The German company Braun won many design awards. Decades ago I bought a Braun KM32 mixer in Montreal. I used a Braun coffee machine for years. And the Braun Hobby electronic flash was very popular in its time. At … Continue reading

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Cindy exhibits at the VAG

Toronto. last Saturday’s Mop and Pail (Globe and Mail) has a detailed article on the most recent exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s work at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition opened last Saturday (October 26th) and runs until next March. Cindy … Continue reading

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fold it up and tuck it in your pocket

Toronto. I often think “Kodak” when I see a folder (a pocket-sized camera that unfolds a bellows to keep film and lens separated the correct distance) since I was used to my Dad’s Kodak Brownie Six-20 folder which he used … Continue reading

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what a colourful fair

Toronto. Yesterday we held our PHSC Fall Fair – The Big One – down at the Trident Hall. A special event was the print display of the Toronto Digital Photography Club. PHSC journal editor Bob Lansdale arrived early to help … Continue reading

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… and the winner is …

Toronto. Those of you who have been following the posts on this site know that my friend George Dunbar has been busy researching photographic history through the ads in American magazines such as LIFE from the middle of the last … Continue reading

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how to be a pro for under $100…

Toronto. In 1959, this ad in LIFE magazine suggested you too could take professional photos if you only doled out $72.75 in USD for a Polaroid camera! For example the ad shows a portrait study of two famous actors of … Continue reading

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view view master master ad ad

Toronto. January 1959. The USA was digging into the space race and to capitalize on it, View-Master offered a special deal for a viewer and seven photos of a Vanguard Rocket being launched in Florida at Cape Canaveral plus three … Continue reading

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owner and what was snapped affects camera price

Toronto. On October 29th, 2019 Douglas Kirkland’s Hasselblad goes under the hammer at Christie’s (NYC) in their lot 1025. Not only did the Hassy belong to Kirkland, he used it to photograph Marilyn Monroe (and if your first thought is … Continue reading

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I’ll drink to that!

Toronto. The folks at Lomography are at it again! They have introduced more photographic history in a hands-on DIY way. Their latest venture is a Sutton liquid lens kit. This lens was introduced in the Victorian era by Thomas Sutton. … Continue reading

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another point of view

Toronto. ┬áThe Reprovit IIa is a high end professional copy stand. The connector for the framing/focussing light can be exchanged for a visual right angle 5x magnifier for visual framing/focussing a 2D or 3D subject. This device is a PAMOO … Continue reading

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