Tag Archives: NYC

greasing the game

Toronto. Our friends at the Daguerreian Society are hosting an on line fair on the 14th and 15th of this month. Here is another chance to augment your collection. Daguerreian Society members can see the lot items before the auction. … Continue reading

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eye of the beholder

Toronto. In the May, 1936 issue of American Cinematographer, the Home Camera Co. in NYC advertised the Foth Flex TLR camera. To the innocent eye, the camera seems to be made by the “Home Camera Co.” Since you could buy … Continue reading

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a linhofty objective

Toronto. I dream about the last century when I used film and had a darkroom. I was sold on 35mm back then, but still dreamed of larger format media and cameras. For many years, I wanted to own and use … Continue reading

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where there’s a will …

Toronto. … there’s a way. This old chestnut came to mind when I saw George’s email showing the famous NYC store, Willowbys, advertising the anvailability of Hasselblad cameras. A couple of words of explanation: Willowbys was a block-long 5th ave … Continue reading

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a photograph to remember

Toronto. The other night, my wife and I were watching an old 1933 movie featuring James Cagney called, “Picture Snatcher“. The flick was about a NYC hoodlum who wanted to go straight by being a reporter. He was hired by … Continue reading

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yikes! that’s big

Toronto. Around year 2000, digital technology took off with sensors only a few mega pixels in size. Look what the whiz kids have done about two decades later! Modern day smart phones use a 12 mp sensor plus a computer … Continue reading

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a photo’s back pages

Toronto. In the dirty thirties, the FSA in the States was busy recording the impact of the severe dry spell and depression on farmers. Dorthea Lange was one of their photographers. She captured this iconic image of a migrant mother … Continue reading

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sad lady, sad song

Toronto. Such a pretty portrait; such a tragic situation. The girl is Evelyn Nesbit who saw her husband, Railway scion Harry Thaw, shoot and kill her lover, architect Stanford White, in the Big Apple on June 25, 1906. This portrait, … Continue reading

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the world as seen by Inge Morath

Toronto. Inge Morath was an Austrian-American photographer. At the time of her second marriage (to American playwright Arthur Miller), she emigrated to the States. Her work was featured in the TIME–LIFE Photography series in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Inge … Continue reading

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another high flyer

Toronto. American photographer and LIFE photographer, Margaret Bourke-White was very popular mid last century. I wrote a post on her back in March 18, 2019 of last year. This photo (at left) shows her high above NYC using a press … Continue reading

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