new tricks

Self Portrait by Stan White

Toronto. Stan White sent me an email the other day. At 91 he has posted a website of photos, poems, and stereo. Stan was born in England and emigrated here. He was an industrial photographer in England and a commercial photographer here, teaming up with the late Everett Roseborough in Ev’s Studio (Ev was our journal editor before handing control over to current editor Bob Lansdale). Stan went on to teach traditional film photography at Sheridan College in Oakville.

In 1982, Stan Joined us and held a number of positions on the executive of the Toronto chapter (including president). Stan was chair of the PSA Stereo Division. He was publisher of PSA’s “Dimensions Three” newsletter. He is an author and poet as well as a photographer. A speaker numerous times at the PHSC on stereo. Stan had a column (Stan White’s Corner) in the PHSC journal. He wrote many articles for the PHSC journal as well. Stan was featured in his December 2013 journal article, “Annals of a 1940s – 50s Industrial Photographer in England“. Organized our initial archive of 3D material at Sheridan College (later moved to the AGO). Did the layout for one of our early mail auctions of member collections (a massive effort) and much more.

When Stan retired, he and his late wife moved out to a small town some 2 to 3 hours drive from Toronto. Eventually the trip here became too onerous and Stan resorted to other means like email to stay in touch with us.

Note that the title of this post is from a favourite British TV program “New Tricks” and in particular Dennis Waterman’s whimsical song of the same title.  Fits well with Stan’s whimsey!

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