There are probably a lot of people on here who have much longer and fonder memories of this magically slide film called Kodachrome. Kodak canceled the long running film in 2009 along with all support and additional products needed to run the K-14 process. Introduced in 1935 Kodachrome became the first commercially available colour films. It featured bright colours, and long lasting stability. The reason for this was at its very core Kodachrome was a black and white film, with each emulsion layer sensitive to a different colour. Then during the process the dyes were introduced and stuck to the layers to bring out theRead More →

Over the family day long weekend myself a several friends took a trip out to the Ottawa area for a weekend of exploring and pubbing (which does really only require two nights in Smiths Falls, since there are only two good pubs in the town, the Kilt and Castle and the Rob Roy both are excellent). And well you who know me well knew that this week was coming, the theme for week 8 is Abandoned…(the truth is you’ll probably see this theme pop up a couple more times over the course of the year). The subject, is an abandoned prison, opened in 1949 andRead More →

I’ll admit I had a hard time choosing my top seven for Week 7. I recently found out about Vivian Maier a Chicago Street Photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and that she used a TLR, specifically a Rolleiflex for her work. Blown away by her style I decided that rather than bemone that she was far better that I, I took her works and used it for inspiration for week 7, taking to the streets of Toronto with my Rolleiflex, and a handful of Ilford HP5. I ended up shooting two rolls at Nathan Phillips Square, I am rather pleased to give you weekRead More →

Week 6’s theme was Smiles, again provided by the lovely and talented Ruth! So to make it fun and unique I broke out my Instax Mini 7s which got a rather nice response from my subjects.Read More →

The theme of bridges this week was ripped directly from my friend Nick who also did a bridge week for his 365 project, you should go and check out his work also, it’s good! But anyways, bridges! The Sixteen Mile Creek bridge of the QEW in Oakville, the original span was completed in 1932, a second bridge expanding the QEW was completed recently. The underside of of the Burlington Street Bypass in Hamilton’s industrial sector. The Pidgon River Bridge in Omemee on Highway 7. The bridge supports remain the original from 1932, the decking was replaced a few years back. One of the few remainingRead More →

This week’s theme was chosen by my talented friend Ruth, the theme being blue. It was hard, and not exactly my best work I feel, probably because I used the wrong lens for the job. But here we are. Contax G2 – Carl Zeiss Biogon 2,8/28 T* – Kodak Portra 160NC (160NC-II)Read More →

Week 3 was originally supposed to be using the Rolleiflex and some Fuji Astia at the University of Waterloo. However I learned that shooting a TLR handheld…not a wise idea when shooting at 1/60 of a second or less. You will get camera shake…and out of focus images. So frankly I did not want to post those images. But! I had shot a second roll of film so the project was saved! So Week 3 was on winter drives and small towns. The small village of Erin as my subject. Having driven through it many times over the past couple years I decided to finallyRead More →

I had not been to Casa Loma since I was five so I figured that despite the winter storm that hit the area I would brave the roads and the cold to get out to Toronto and see the place.Read More →

Week One was themed “Monday Thru Friday” where I can give you a brief look inside my job. I work IT at a local college. Most of my days I answer phone and email support calls but I do get to go out into the field. Here are the 7 best shots of the week! You will be able to see all the Project:52 shots here on flickr. Tech Specs: Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax-A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Lomography X-Pro 200Read More →