I have never been a huge fan of Ilford’s Delta 400 film, but recently as part of a trade I got a few rolls of it in 120 format. It was long-expired (2006) but I was told it had been frozen. I decided to shoot … Continue reading Revisiting Delta 400 film
Today was the coldest day of the year so far; in the morning it was around -20 C or so. But there was lovely sunny light, so it was a great chance to go down to the shores of Lake Ontario and shoot some ice. … Continue reading The Coldest Day of the Year (so far)
With all coffee shops closed right now for eat-in here in Ontario because of the Omicron variant (and this is right decision), my Only Cafe Portrait Series is obviously paused. And so a new project, called Outside Looking In, where I take pictures of the interiors of closed restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, from the outside, looking through the glass. Here are the first three images (various cameras and film)
Recently there was a film photowalk on a rather wintery day in Toronto. I was out with my nearly sixty year old Zenit 3M SLR with my 44 Helios lens. The viewfinder quickly got wet/ obscured in the snow, and it was very hard to focus. Not much was sharp that day!
Testing an old Zenit 3M 35mm SLR last week. Nearly 60 years old and very primitive, but surprised to see it still works!
I have shot this still life in St. James cemetery before, but using the Lomography Petzval 55mm/f1.7 MKii transforms the scene for me.
Dana Kayes was my latest friend to take part earlier today in my Only Cafe Portrait Series. I am lucky to have so many smart friends!
This past Saturday my second guest of the day for The Only Cafe Portrait Series was my good friend Connie Crosbie. This was the very first frame I shot, and it turns out in the case the first frame was the best. I just love that smile!
My friend Richard Weiss was in town yesterday, so I had to snag him for my portrait project! He is a seriously smart guy!
A good friend of mine lent me his Lomography Petzval 55 MKII lens, and I went out with it for the first time earlier today. I love this lens! It uses the Petzval optical formula from the mid nineteenth century to create the characteristic swirl.