Tag Archives: portraits

let Ed do it

Toronto. One of the best known photographers in America was Edward Weston. I have a massive coffee table size book simply titled “Edward Weston: Fifty Years“. Published in 1973 by Aperture in the States, I bought my copy  new a … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on Photography

Toronto. Mark Twain is a pseudonym used by American Sam Clemens in writing his books. As Mark Twain, he wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, books commonly read last century by children everywhere including me. The stories were also turned … Continue reading

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capturing the essence …

Toronto. What is the difference between a good photographer and a great one? In my opinion it is the ability to take a person’s portrait and capture the essence of the person. Bob Lansdale is one such photographer. Much of … Continue reading

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pretty as a picture

Toronto. Editor Rita Godlevskis and the gang at PhotoEd have whipped up another tasty edition (Fall 2020), this time featuring fresh Canadian portraiture. Check out this exciting issue’s articles and photos. Please note that the PHSC is represented with this ad on … Continue reading

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by the light …

Toronto. … of the silvery moon. said the old song long long ago.  On the night of December 20, 2010 we were on the eve of an eclipse. Tripod in hand, I took this image with a Leitz Telyt 20cm … Continue reading

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Elsa dead at 83

Toronto. Elsa Dorfman of Cambridge, MA was best known for her huge (20x 24 inch) polaroid portraits, In an article by Deborah Becker on May 30th this year, Station WBUR announced her death (1937 – 2020). Her husband, Harvey Silverglate, … Continue reading

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just before dawn

Toronto. Hard on the heels of its ISO 8 monochrome film, Lomography has announced Babylon – its ISO 13 film, another dark, moody monochrome beauty with marginally softer contrast. If you are into film, take a close look  at what … Continue reading

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springtime in Alaska

Toronto. In the late 1950s I worked in Labrador and at a Christmas concert in Schefferville, Quebec. Some of the girls sang this song which Johnny Cash recorded in 1965. This tune came to mind when my friend Harold Staats … Continue reading

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double feature – September 18, 2019 – 7:45pm

Toronto.  Our fall meeting program begins with this double feature: Ottawa photographer and author John McQuarrie on his favourite computer imaging tools for book publishing (he will have books here to sell). And Horst Herget on portraiture and wet-plate photography. … Continue reading

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Photo News Summer 2019

Toronto. As I opened Tuesday’s Globe and Mail for a quick read, out came Norm Rosen’s latest opus on all things photographic. As usual, the magazine was an exciting read with lots of photos illustrating what the writers said in … Continue reading

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