PHSC News newsletter for September 2021

Ensign Box Camera c1927

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in the latest PHSC News newsletter is a British box camera c1927 made by Houghton-Butcher. This 120 size roll film model has two lens-focussing settings (one for 10 or more feet and one for 10 or less feet). A three stop waterhouse  setting can be adjusted for the amount of light (outdoors).

September, 2021 is underway, and our editor, Sonja and her team, have produced an eleven page, thought-provoking edition to distract you from the current pandemic. Speaking of which, COVID-19 has entered its fourth wave, driven mostly by the vaccination-deniers amongst us although a disturbing number of those hospitalized were fully vaccinated. Nonetheless, vaccines and close adherence to common sense guidelines seem to be affecting new cases in a positive way.

This latest issue of PHSC News (21-03) has many thought provoking articles – short, crisp, and provocative. Take a few moments and read them to ease your personal cares (and boredom)!

The page 1 article, ‘Which Twenties‘ covers the suggestion that the 2020s are like the 1920s.  Page 2 is a poster for our new Outdoor Fall Camera Fair, a poster that I borrowed for a post.  On page 3, under PHSC Presents is, “For Love of Bob and Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’“,  an homage to our late editor, Bob Lansdale, and his love of Japanese art such as Hokusai’s works . Continuing on with a Japanese theme, page 4’s, LONG-DISTANCE LAB column celebrates the New York work of Japanese-born photographer, Hiro.; while page 5 remembers our two executive members, editor Bob Lansdale and auction director John Kantymir who shrugged off their ‘mortal coil’ this past July.

Page 6 addresses “Willful Wonks and the Erin O’Toole Campaign Factory?” in the “MEDIA-ROLOGY” column’s tongue-in-cheek take on an O’Toole campaign. This column will likely raise some controversy as did the draft version (especially those with less of a sense of humour). Then David does his usual saucy Equipment Review, and the “I was Going for  Gold, Then I Opened the Box“ article about a missing one millionth Sekonic meter. John Morden steps in to select the trio of WEB LINKS shown on page 7 as Louise handles the Journal editor tasks.

And, page 9 features a poster on our forth-coming ZOOM event  “Generation Homeless: Impact of the Unhoused Crises(a poster that I also borrowed for a post). On page 10, our friends, Ivy & Izzy, trade quips on “The Hidden Potential of the Kruger Effect” followed by John’s compilation page of shows, events, and exhibitions of interest to photographers everywhere (and PHSC members).

P.S. As usual, every link shown in the newsletter is a hot link just waiting for your click!

P.P.S. You can visit this issue by clicking here, or by g0ing to the menu item NEWSLETTER at the top of the page. There is a drop down menu that takes you to older issues dating back a couple of decades to the very beginning.

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