Today I was with my good friend John Russell. I first met John over thirty years ago.
My first out-of-towner for the project! My very talented photographer/videographer friend Jess Hobbs is in Toronto this weekend for Toronto Film Shooters / Classic Camera Revival podcast events, so of course a shoot at The Only Cafe was mandatory!
Earlier this week I was shooting on Dupont Street in Toronto. A gritty street that is undergoing transformation. All images taken with my Sony A7ii camera, and either Sony 28-70 lens or Voigtlander 15mm/f4.5 lens
Only Cafe Portrait Series #5. I had a great time this morning meeting up with my good friend (and extremely talented photographer) Jamie Marcellus.
As always for this project, shooting with my Sony A7ii and my old Helios 44 lens (58mm/f2).
If you are in the Toronto area and can get to the Donlands/Danforth area and would like to be part of this project, please let me know!
Out with my friend Alex Smith on a rather soggy morning, but safe inside the Only Cafe.
Today the third portrait in this ongoing project. It was fun chasing the best light around the table for this portrait; I asked Jeff to sit in three different chairs, and the light was definitely the best where he was sitting for this image.
I am continuing to have fun with the combination of my close to six decades old Helios lens and my only a few years old Sony A7ii digital body. This image is from the Beaches this past Sunday. I managed to capture some of the background swirl this lens is known for.
I have decided to start a new long term project called The Only Cafe Portrait Series; all images as follows:
- All portraits taken at The Only Cafe, my spiritual home on the Danforth in East Toronto.
- I will be using my Sony A7ii, with a more than half century old Helios 44 lens (58mm/f2)
- The end results will be black and white.
Today’s portrait of my good friend Ori is actually the second in the series. (Link to the first). If you are in Toronto (or plan to be in the future) and would like be a subject for this project, let me know at email@example.com.
Last Sunday was a gloomy, foggy day by the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, but I was still happy with some images I got with my Hasselblad.
The main part of the show is over, but the actors don’t want to leave the stage.