In a city of expensive real estate, resulting in a housing crisis for many, I am surprised this ramshackle house is still in its present condition. It looks like it could tell a story to two!
Recently I was out with my Wednesday photowalk friends and we ran across a kayak rental on the Humber River here in Toronto. I loved the look of the kayaks stored together, like puzzle pieces.
I was outside the Art Gallery of Ontario recently, and saw some interesting reflections. I took a few images with my iPhone and straightened the perspective to some degree. But I do like the crooked look.
I do shoot digital as well as film, and also like shooting with my iPhone! (I am no purist!!). And on the iPhone I do enjoy the Tintype app, among others. I took this image near Tobermory earlier this year.
The last part of my vacation is at a friend’s cottage near Bracebridge. It’s an amazing building, filled with great spots for portraiture.
Hipstamatic app, iPhone
When I was in Banff in terms of film I was shooting black and white, not colour; the only colour images I shot were with my iPhone, so here is a comparison of almost the exact same image, one taken with my Rolleiflex, the other with my iPhone. I know colour is more popular these days, but there is still something about black and white that makes it my “mother tongue” as far as photography is concerned.
Today I had to take an old Press Camera to the “camera hospital” to get a rangefinder alignment done, and afterwards did some shooting in Toronto’s King/Dufferin area with a Graflex Century 35, and the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. The image below was taking with the Hipstamatic, and I really like how the selective focus worked out!
I love looking at the people on the TTC (and since I have a one hour plus commute to work each day, I have plenty of time to look!).
Today’s image was taken on Sunday morning on the TTC. It’s been awhile since I have seen so much of the pain and weariness that life holds for some people etched on a person’s face.