Tag Archives: book

who the heck is Todd Webb?

Toronto. Years ago, I was busy devouring large photograph ‘coffee table books’ including Frank photographs in the book he co-authored called “The Americans“.  The Washington Post on the 5th of this June had an interesting article/review titled. “Two photographers traveled … Continue reading

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old time quality

Toronto. When you visit the PHSC spring fair today, you may be lucky enough to discover an old photo done in a process that defies time like the portrait you see at left. The actual photograph was upscaled using Topaz … Continue reading

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Triumph of the Image

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, recently dropped me a line mentioning a NY Times article about at a Museum in Belgium. The article, titled, “Triumph of the Image” is an archived writing by Luc Sante. George writes, ”  A … Continue reading

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calling all collectors

Toronto.  Who would have thought it? This is our 50th year. In the latter part of the 20th century clubs like ours proliferated. Some even became exchange members (we swapped journals rather than paid membership). Once the digital era hit, … Continue reading

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two chairs – no waiting

Toronto. We had a wonderful Show and Tell session on Wednesday the 21st. After the issues with Eventbrite we decided to go ZOOM only with a notice  posted to all on our MailChimp list. Six people presented items from their … Continue reading

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a day in the far north …

Toronto. I received an email a few weeks ago from my good friend and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar, about the late Canadian Photographer Richard Harrington. A book of his Arctic photographs taken around 1948-1953 was featured in Canada’s History … Continue reading

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I’se the b’y that writes the book …

Toronto. In 1949, Newfoundland and Labrador formed the last and 10th province of Canada, Joey Smallwood as head of Newfoundland negotiated the transfer of this beautiful and rugged land from England control to Canada. 1941 saw a brief history with … Continue reading

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celebrating niche enthusiasts

Toronto. You may have noticed that a small group of photographers continue to use film, preferring its ambiance  over digital technology. It may be a novelty to you having old technology linger on, but this has occurred over the centuries … Continue reading

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having a blast

Toronto. While not directly related to photography – other than the book’s photos, this book was the basis for the recent movie whose release prompted  an unexpected box-office success. I first learned of Oppenheimer as a youth interested in the … Continue reading

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magazine photography

Toronto. A big presence in the magazine world of last century was LIFE magazine. The magazine, based in NYC, had its own stable of photographers. In October, 1998, a book by John Loengard, called “Life Photographers: What They Saw” was … Continue reading

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