Tag: Royal Ontario Museum

Reflections From the ROM

The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto has an addition that has been controversial since the day the design was announced years ago; I was in the neighbourhood recently and saw some interesting reflections in the addition.

Hasselblad 500CM, 250mm/f5.6 Zeiss Sonar lens
Ilford HP5 Plus film


The Royal Ontario Museum is an architectural identity crisis but it does have some nice spots.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, Eastman Double-X film 

Exaggerating Angles

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal expansion of the Royal Ontario Museum was always controversial: a lot of people absolutely hated the look of this addition to a more traditional structure. From a photographic point of view though it offers a lot of possibilities. In this image (from the Open Streets event last weekend) I used my Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 SuperWide Heliar lens. This lens is among the wider in the 35mm format, and I like what it does with the already dramatic angles of this structure.


Canon P Rangefinder, Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 SuperWide-Heliar
JCH StreetPan 400 film, developed in Legacy Pro EcoPro developer

Icon or Eyesore?

From the beginning, the crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto has been a source of controversy.  Some people like it, and many people (probably the majority) consider it an eyesore. For the record, I actually like it, and the way it is juxtaposed against a more traditional building. From a photography point of view, it is a most interesting subject!

No Right Angles

Nikkormat FT2, Tokina 35-105mm lens, Ilford XP2+ film