Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reader's Chair

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Agfa Silvertone 100 in Rodinal (1+25) 8 min

Monday, October 18, 2010

Animals at Yonge & Dundas

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Agfa Silvertone 100 in Rodinal (1+25) 8 min

Sunday, October 17, 2010

You're not in Thailand yet...

Wouldn't this guy like to be sipping on a margarita on a beach in Thailand, instead of a McDonald's diluted Coke in a bus booth on Queen Street?

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Agfa Silvertone 100 in Rodinal (1+25) 8 min

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Reader's Corner

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Agfa Silvertone 100 in Rodinal (1+25) 8 min

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chess @ Queen & Yonge

White in white plays white takes black in black playing black.

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Agfa Silvertone 100 in Rodinal (1+25) 8 min

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chess: City Hall

Chess is a lonely sport. It's even lonelier when you have no one to play with.

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Black's 400 film

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Osgood Hall, Ontario Legislature

The ever changing face of society. Even if we were to go back only 20 to 30 years, to the pre-Madonna error, I am sure that this scene would not have existed. Making out was something that was reserved for behind closed doors. People who kissed in public would have been openly criticised and shamed. In some cultures, this is still the case. I had a conversation with an Asian friend of mine only a month or two ago, when she commented that it was impolite for a couple-friends of ours kissed over dinner.

In 2010, the societal norms have largely changed. People don't just make out in public, but they do it at the doorsteps of the very people who would have criticised them back in the day.

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & Nokton 40mm, Black's 400

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Black's 400 C41

A couple of photography students at Ryerson University whom I bumped into on the subway. They were on their way home from the photography fair held by the Photographic Historical Society of Canada, where they bought some funky old stuff. They managed to get their hands on some Polaroid gear, which they hope to match up to some new Fujifilm instant film since Polaroid is no longer making instant film. They also got their hands on some Kodak Kodachrome that expired back in 1956.

For those of you who are not familiar with Kodachrome, it is a slide film that you can just look at before having to invert them as is the case with negative film. It also requires a special process to develop, something that is not available in your local 1 hour lab in the drug store. Kodak announced in 2009 and they've stopped production of the film because of low demands. Most of the development labs have also shut down their Kodachrome processing facilities and the one and only lab that's still open in the whole world is located in Japan, due to shut down permanently at the end of 2010. Just another piece of photographic history that will soon be relegated to history.

Why is Kodachroms so special? It creates some of the most vibrant colours on film, something that involkes a sense of hostalgia amongst photographers and viewers alike. To get a sense of what I mean, visit: http://www.kodachromeproject.com, where Daniel Bayer is on a mission celebrate the goodness that is Kodachrome before the end of the year.

31 December 2010 will be a sad day indeed.


Voigtlander Bessa R3A & 40mm, Black's 400 C41

Monday, October 11, 2010

Canadians read. A lot. Some of them look good doing it too.

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Soccer on the beach

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Friday, October 8, 2010

Filming on King & York

Olympus 35RC & Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min30sec

Olympus 35RC & Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min30sec

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Harley Davidson, Queen Street W

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sit doggy sit: Queen Street W

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hell's Belles: Say hi and wave

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Monday, October 4, 2010

The hats: Queen Street W

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec

Sunday, October 3, 2010

On the Street: Yonge & Dundas Square

This is my first roll of Kodak TriX. I like it. The tones are superb...

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec
Street photography with a lens like that is no longer street photography.
Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Olympus 35RC & Kodak Tri-X in HC110 (1+31) 6min 30sec

Fashion Districy: Queen St W

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC
Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC

Kentmere 400 in HC110 (1+31) 5min & 30sec, Olympus 35RC