Category Archives: photos

après le deluge

Toronto. A niece of mine lived in Kentucky for a time and I used to marvel at the warmer climate there. Not any more. The weather can be – and often is – downright nasty. However, it serves to demonstrate … Continue reading

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it’s a barnum and bailey world

Toronto. Collectors of images may find new additions for their collections at the Port Colborne auction today. The two day event (Saturday and Sunday) honours the memory of PHSC member, auction coordinator, and 1st VP, the late John Kantymir. All … Continue reading

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a question on some Canadian Photographs

Toronto. I often get interesting emails for the PHSC. For example, Mark Mackave wrote to the PHSC on behalf of his nephew, Cody Mackave about a photograph collection. If you can help Mark, please drop me a line so I … Continue reading

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a rip van winkle photograph

Toronto. Shades of pinhole photography! Madeleine Muzdakis wrote this article for “Modern Met” on December 15, 2020. The article, “University Discovers Photo With 8-Year-Long Exposure That Was Taken With a Beer Can“, describes the technique used. The article begins, “The London 2012 … Continue reading

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Curtis Photography Auction December 1, 2021

Toronto. On the 26th of November, I received an email from our friends at the Daguerreian Society. The Andrew Smith gallery is holding an online auction of materials from the famous photographer Edward S Curtis. The message states, “Andrew Smith … Continue reading

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dating those tiny Photomatic photos

Toronto. You can pick these little portraits up at one of our events. Nowadays, photo booths give us a few portraits in a short strip of prints. Sean Nolan has taken the time to date the Photomatic portraits using the … Continue reading

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going ’round the bend

Toronto. This digital image was recently posted to instagram and shows a ‘selfie’ taken by someone hanging onto the back of a TTC Subway train.  Very dangerous! The photographer could have fallen on the third rail or fallen and been … Continue reading

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it’s not easy being green

Toronto. … sang Kermit the frog in his famous 1970 song on Sesame Street so many years ago. This apparently applied to a film called “Anken” too. The film was orthochromatic and, according to the ads, available in the most … Continue reading

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midnight on main

Toronto. Daniel Freeman of the UK is a photographer who enjoys taking night scenes. He writes, “Fascinated by the way the world appears at night, I am drawn by a compulsion to photograph in the times when everything is at its … Continue reading

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