As much as I love the natural splender of Banff, from an architectural point of view, the Banff Springs hotel is quite something. This glass-walled room in particular is incredible!
I found this scene recently and was struck by the ironic contrast between the mural art and the words in the image, especially if one disregards the context of the words. Given recent events in the U.S. the irony becomes bitter.
Voigtlander Bessa R, 21mm/4 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens
Trix-X @ EI 400 developed in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 15 minutes @ 20 C
I don’t often get a chance to photograph children, so it was fun recently to get a few images of the younger son of a good photographer friend of mine. He likes to move around a lot, so the manual focus was a challenge!
A few light leaks on the film 😦
Contax IIIa (35mm rangefinder from the 1950’s) 50mm/2 Jupiter 9 lens
Svema 125 Colour Film (C-41)
Here is another image from the belly dancing in Kensington Market recently. This image is of a dancer Audra of the Dark Side Studio) waiting in wings for her groups turn to perform. I was struck by how the various groups enjoyed each others performances, in a supportive atmosphere.
(Canon 7 35mm Rangefinder, Leica 90mm/f4 Elmar lens, Tri-X developed in Microdol-X)
With the ubiquity of cell phones, we are seeing fewer and fewer pay phones; they are increasingly seen as obsolete, and the ones that are still around tend to be in pretty rough shape. These two outside the Bathurst subway station seem different; they are both in decent condition, and seem determined to maintain dignity and a sense of purpose. In a sense, they remind me of an old married couple: not flashy, but dedicated and devoted.