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selective lighting – no sync cable needed

Toronto. The photo at left is from an article in the June, 1945 issue of Popular Mechanics. As the war in the Pacific neared its end (the war in Europe had already ended a few weeks earlier), American techies continued … Continue reading

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sky high amusement 1930s style

Toronto. This pictorial courtesy of the Illustrated London News in 1930 shows the inside of a transcontinental aircraft – very cramped unlike today’s wide bodied aircraft – and the use of an amateur projector to show movies while flying over … Continue reading

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Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!

Toronto. The history of all countries owes much to the publication in January, 1839 of the two primary photographic processes that produced ‘permanent’ positives. Three years later in 1842, Browning’s poem used here was first published. Prior to 1839, drawings … Continue reading

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box it up

Toronto. You may have never before heard of a camera called the Micro-16. This little gem, advertised on page 199 in the December 1946 issue of Popular Photography, was only around for five years – 1946 – 1950. It is … Continue reading

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how about photos in ten minutes?

Toronto. 1941, war-time, and as the lawyers say, “time is of the essence”. Traditional photography took hours or days between the taking and the viewing of the results. But how do you get the results taken, and then viewed many … Continue reading

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a wing and a prayer

Toronto. The late George Hunter spoke to us a couple of times (Tales of a Photographer in January 2003; Songs of the Future at the AGO in summer 2011). George took iconic photographs across North America using a war-time aerial … Continue reading

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exhibition of “Skins” by Manolo Chretien of France

Toronto. I often post the latest exhibition in the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France. This time the Galerie is featuring Manolo Chrétien from July 5 through 31st. The gallery writes in part, “In his Aero series Manolo CHRÉTIEN puts sky on honor. … Continue reading

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photography and the first world war (1914 – 1918)

Toronto. The AGO has curated an exhibition called “Photography: First World War 1914 – 1918” as part of this year’s CONTACT festival hosted by Scotiabank The great war ended a century ago so we often forget how the rudimentary photographic … Continue reading

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Brave New World

Toronto. As a  youngster I can remember the early August 1945 newspapers headlining that America had dropped an atomic bomb on Japan. We read in awe about the devastation of Hiroshima, amazed that one small bomb could wreak such damage … Continue reading

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A Broken Arrow and Photography

Toronto. In the late 1950s as I sat on a runway waiting for takeoff, the pilot announced that we could look out a cabin window and see the famous Avro Arrow about to take off. I was thrilled to see … Continue reading

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