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 →

Recently on the FPP Flickr group someone posted up a link to a obscure Chicago Street Photographer named Vivian Maier. Vivian came to the US from France, learned English by going to the theater she wore a men’s jacket, men’s shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone. However one person has dicovered her works and is slowly posting much of it online you can view it here: vivianmaier.blogspot.com/. I’ve only gotten to page two myself but I’m finding it a fantastic resource for revitalizing my work in the 6×6 format (and she shotRead More →

Here at the end of 2010 we can look back and go “wow” a lot of celebrities died in the past year. I know, it’s a morbid way to think. But there was another celebrity that passed away in 2010, one mourned by thousands of photographers. Well probably not thousands, but a good number. The celebrity….Kodachrome. The film it self hasn’t been produced since 2009 but the many rolls still out there has been processed by Dwayne’s Photo, the last lab in the world that still did the long and complex K-14 process, and then on Dec 30th at noon, Dwayne’s would not accept anyRead More →

Taken advantage of a free Saturday afternoon I finally wandered around downtown Georgetown armed with my favourite Camera, the Rolleiflex, and photographed downtown. Rolleiflex 2.8F Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 Kodak TMax 100 (TMX)Read More →

Many people do a project 365 (where they post at least one photo per day for the entire year). I did actually consider doing this for 2011, but decided why not take my passion for shooting film and doing a roll (or pack) per week of film. Pick a camera, a lens, and a film shoot it in a week, take it in for processing, then post the best seven shots. Starting Jan 1st, 2011. Here are my guidelines 1) Some weeks may have themes attached to them, the subject shot or equipment used must meet this theme. 2) It must be an analog photographyRead More →

As I was reading through the latest PHSC news letter I came across a neat little article that I’m shamelessly re-publishing here. George Dunbar found this piece of news in the Modern Mechanix magazine of June 1932. It showed the latest development of an electric camera that worked without film, before the digital age. It is described as a revolutionary camera developed by Mr. K. Wilcke, a German scientist. Light enters the camera and strikes a glass plate, on which is a very fine coating of a metal-like platinum or gold. It is so fine that it will permit the passage of light. Backed upRead More →

As I mentioned in a previous post I was going to this year be participating the Help-Portrait event. That event was this past weekend and all I can say is that it’s all about love. I’m not talking about romantic love (there was some of that) but love, family love, love of the art, love of people. The Milton event in which I was a part of took place at the Darling House for kids, it’s a place were families with children who have mental and physical difficulties can go as a respite from taking care of these very special children in their own homesRead More →

This past Saturday myself and fellow photographer Eric brought the model Melynda out to Georgetown’s abandoned Barber Mill. A location I’m rather familiar with having explored it on several occasions already. I’m rather pleased with the results, turning out some of my best model work to date (it can only go up from here, right?). Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D, SB-600 (bare or grid snoot), Skyports for TriggersRead More →

On December 4th, 2010 I will be participating in a movement called “Help-Portrait” where Photographer, Hair and Makeup artist will dontate our time, talents, and gear to give people less fortunate hope, and a photograph. For Details: Milton Help-Portrait – http://community.help-portrait.com/group/miltonontario Help-Portrait – http://community.help-portrait.com/Read More →

No, these aren’t photos from an electric six concert. But rather one of my favourite places to go visit, the former Firestone plant on Hamilton’s industrial sector. This ancient structure, tucked neatly away behind a very active recycling complex (which was also at one time a part of the factory as a whole) was first built in 1921, and expanded over the years. It shuttered it’s doors in 2001, from active use (Firestone had already left it in 1987). It made the perfect place to give my Nikon F4 a work out, pairing this pro camera from the late 1980s (It was released the yearRead More →