The red of the Canada post truck against the blue of the Ryerson University building caught my eye.
The artist this time around is my good friend Alex Luijckx, one of the key drivers of the Toronto film shooter community, and founder/co-host of the Classic Camera Revival podcast. (I am also one of the hosts of this show.)
This portrait was taken at a film shooter community gathering last weekend. Alex is shooting his Nikon F5.
Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Fuji Reala C-41 film
Today’s image is of tulips in High Park, Toronto. I took the image using my Rolleicord III Twin-lens Reflex, on Fuji Reala colour negative film. I’ve mentioned before how the Xenar lens on this camera has nice swirlies in the out of focus areas when shot fairly wide open, and I think that effect suited the flowers.
Every year at around this time, people flock to High Park in Toronto to see the blooming of the Cherry blossoms. Delicate and lovely, they only last a few days at most. I thought it would be a nice setting for a portrait session with Nina Mason, a teacher and actress with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with in a few Alexander Showcase Theatre productions. In contrast to the newness of the blossoms, I used some decidedly old technology: a 1950’s era Rolleicord III twin lens reflex camera, loaded with Fuji Reala colour negative film. I like shooting this camera with the Xenar lens fairly open, as I like the way the background and corners blur.
There is no new, there is no old; only timeless.