Category Archives: book

about the distaff side …

Toronto. Since the beginning of photography, the vast majority of photographers have been male. Rare exceptions have occurred such as Julia Margaret Cameron in the mid 1800s (she was one of the portrait photographers presented by the late Gerry Loban). … Continue reading

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that girl again …

Toronto. It’s always gratifying when I see an email from my good friend and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar. Today I saw his commentary on that wonderful nanny and impromptu street photographer, the late Vivian Maier. This time it’s a … Continue reading

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the way we were

Toronto. In the days of film, shots cost money so the prudent photographer was careful to crop, frame, and expose at just what Cartier- Bresson called, “the decisive moment”.  In this book, “Slow Photography –  Images with Intent” Dennis Minty … Continue reading

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a marr connection

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale sent me an email he recently received from Buffalo announcing a new 110 page photographic history monograph  written by Ron Polito covering another Boston Photographic Studio (other than Southworth & Hawes). Rob McElroy of Buffalo, … Continue reading

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picture perfect – Thaddeus Holownia book

Toronto.  I had an email from PHSC president Clint Hryhorijiw the other day. The email contained a link to this book release on a site called, “BK On The Scene“. The book post was dated April 21st of this year … Continue reading

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a dawg gone great read

Toronto. A few days ago, I saw a car pull up to my garage door. Out popped Wayne Gilbert fresh from a mail run. He dropped off the PHSC exchange copy of the Daguerreian Annual for 2019-2020. What a great … Continue reading

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scandalous

Toronto. And a spooky halloween to you all in this year of the pandemic! I thought it fitting to talk about a scandal that affected the famous Notman Studios. Years ago I bought a coffee table size book of William … Continue reading

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that’s the spirit

Toronto.  Within a year of the January 1839 announcement of Daguerre’s process in Paris, the new way to create images was known world-wide. By the early 1840s every major city had a daguerreotype portrait studio. Boston was no different. The … Continue reading

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Where Angels Come to Earth

Toronto. Photographer and author Vincenzo Pietropaolo is no  stranger to the PHSC. Vince has spoken many times at our meetings and attended them as well. “When Angels Come to Earth” is his latest book. This book is in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Bill’s World

Toronto. In 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Inc (then a famous Canadian Publishing House) published a Canadian edition of “The World of William Notman” written by Hall, Dodds and Triggs. The lavish book had a history of the Notman Studios and a … Continue reading

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