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anything for a buck …

Toronto. Some people will do anything for money. While a dollar ring sounds junky (and maybe it was), 20 years later 18k gold was still about $25/ounce Canadian. This ad, from the March 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine, touts … Continue reading

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more than one way …

Toronto.. … to skin a cat (sorry cat lovers) was an expression when I was a kid. It meant that a problem often had more than one solution. During the Great War (WW1), a Canadian hospital (McGill hospital) was set … Continue reading

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latest PhotoEd out now

Toronto. My favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, sent me an email yesterday announcing that her latest issue of PhotoEd magazine has just hit the newsstands. It discusses the role of photography in activism. Have a look.

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some say film …

Toronto. … others say analog (or analogue). But whatever you call the old emulsion and liquid chemistry-based photography, the prints have a certain je ne sais quoi charm and look about them. Our favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, at PhotoEd sent me a … Continue reading

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Photo-Era: photography over a century ago

Toronto. Photography was an exciting avocation just over a century ago. One of the magazines of the time was called Photo-Era (The American Journal of Photography). This illustrated monthly covered the photographic scene in America. This example was first published … Continue reading

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let’s get fresh

Toronto. My favourite magazine editor, Rita Godlevskis, announced a couple of things on the 18th as “hot off the press“. First was a new look to the email newsletter she write of PhotoEd magazine, and the second was that the … Continue reading

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black is beautiful

Toronto. In the 1800s and early 1900s, black enamel was a choice for finishing metal. Sewing machines, microscope bases, lamps, and even the ubiquitous Model T Ford all came in the black enamel finish. When Leica cameras were first sold, … Continue reading

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have you ever heard of typologies?

Toronto. Rita Godlevskis is just a wealth of ideas, keeping  PhotoED both current and interesting with her savvy and creativity! The latest issue (Winter 2021/2022) is on the newsstands and in the mail. And there is that word again ‘TYPOLOGIES’ … Continue reading

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lessons from the movies

Toronto. Just picture the late 1920s. Movies were well established as silent entertainment media complete with musical accompaniment from piano to orchestra and all in-between. In 1928, the silents used body language and text slides to convey meaning. Actors could … Continue reading

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another one bites the dust

Toronto. We were sorry to hear that we lost another magazine recently. PetaPixel carried an article on February 12, 2021 by Jaron Schneider titled, “Canadian Magazine Photo Life Has Shipped its Final Issue“. Photo Life was around for many years … Continue reading

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