Category Archives: photos

photography and the back stitch

Toronto. I did a few posts on the value of photography in medicine like this post, “medical-photography” in 2019. The focus in these posts is the value of photography to the physician. But what about the patient? Can it help … Continue reading

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simply the best

Toronto. Here is a great example of the quality and charm of a professional backstage shot. The photo was snapped by Diane Liverpool, a photojournalist at the time for an early Toronto Black newspaper, the Contrast. You can easily read … Continue reading

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duking it out on location

Toronto. My good friend George Dunbar, spotted this novel idea in BBC News’s online edition date lined Essex. The article by Katy Lewis is titled, “Stepping Through Film: Man trots globe blending scenes into film locations“. It tells the story … Continue reading

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did ja ever hear of Fort Mac?

Toronto. Cindy Motzenbecker  of MiPHS fame, sent me an image the other day of an early Daguerreotype of the Fort on Mackinac Island (where the Great Lakes Michigan and Huron come together). Cindy spoke with us via ZOOM back in … Continue reading

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workin’

Toronto. When it comes to photographs, we see very, very many portraits and landscapes, but relatively few of workplaces and workers. In time, the workplace photos, how we lived photos, street scenes etc. will grow in importance. For every few … Continue reading

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not in Kansas any more …

Toronto. My good friend and fellow photo enthusiast George Dunbar sent me a note about one of my favourite photographers – Edward Burtynsky. George writes, “Some wonderful photography in Africa by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky……here. [The] pictures from above – … Continue reading

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all that noise

Toronto. One of the short comings of digital images is that they are a bit noisy (especially in poor light or with a high ISO setting). To that end, I had a program at one point that removed noise and … Continue reading

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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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