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Gary is at it again …

Toronto. Our good friend, Gary Perry, sent a note the other day. In the note Gary says, “Happy New Year! We are happy to announce our next Camerama Camera Show! “Camerama Camera Show “Sunday February 05th 2023 “Japanese Canadian Cultural … Continue reading

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getting to know you

Toronto. In the days of print, camera makers, photographic chemistry manufacturers, studios, etc. used printed media to promote their wares. In fact George Dunbar has used the various magazine ads and articles of yesteryear as a source of photographic history. … Continue reading

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still into analogue (a.k.a. film)?

Toronto. After nearly 20 years of serious digital technology, many folks still enjoy the mystique of analogue (film). The folks at Lomography know this! For 30 years now they have offered cameras and films for the niche enthusiast. A recent … Continue reading

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and where will you be on December 17th?

Toronto. Our next auction is Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 on Lake Shore Boulevard West in Long Branch (South West Toronto). Pictures of sample lots will be posted as available.

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shining Leitz on the human condition

Toronto. Before photography, we relied on paintings and sketches, like those of Hogarth in 18th century London, to depict the human condition. Later in the 19th century when photography found its legs, some enterprising photographers, like Mathew Brady  (American civil … Continue reading

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reminiscing

Toronto. Those were the days my friend when we thought COVID would never end … Apologies to Gene Raskin who wrote the English words to this old Russian song and poem. Well COVID did end (or at least the pandemic … Continue reading

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Gary does it again – Oct 22, 2022 Camerama Show

Toronto. On October 4th, Gary sent me an email. In it, he writes, “We’re finally pleased to announce our next Camerama Camera Show on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at a new location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct., Toronto  M3C … Continue reading

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O, to be in Montreal now that October’s here

Toronto. My good friend Sol Hadef in that wonderful city a few hours east of us writes, “‘Le Montreal Camera Show‘ will take place Sunday, Oct 16th, 2022 between 9:30am and 2:30pm at the Marriott Courtyard Montreal Airport located at 7000 Place Robert-Joncas, Montreal, QC, H4M 2Z5. “BUY-SELL-TRADE – Everything photographic, new or … Continue reading

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something fishy

Toronto. Those of you who still use film for that special feeling, remember Lomography. Ms Birgit Buchart at lomography.com recently sent me an email. The folks there are re-introducing the 110 fisheye camera. See photos of the metal version here, … Continue reading

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see you in Montreal October 16th

Toronto. Montrealer and friend Sol Hadef sent me a note with this poster. Pre COVID, Sol was a regular table holder at our fairs and a member of the PHSC. Montreal is a beautiful city in the fall. I went … Continue reading

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