As the scumbag who murdered 10 people on the streets of Toronto goes to trial, these pictures were taken a week later at the memorial site where people had laid flowers, toys and messages. I took it in black and white to remove the distraction of the colours.
I've written before about the power of black and white photography when it comes to conveying emotion. Back in April, on St George's Day in fact, a lunatic in a van ran down people just going about their everyday business on Yonge Street in Toronto. Why he chose that way to express his frustrations maybe… Continue reading Once more with meaning – black and white
This piece was originally written for the website 35mmc. If you haven't visited Hamish's site yet, do it. This is a camera that I would guess everyone is familiar with. It’s not a complicated piece of machinery and millions were made in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Made famous in the UK by various tv… Continue reading 5 Frames with the Olympus Trip 35
I was recently looking for another 35mm camera and, browsing the web one lunchtime, I came across some reviews of the Minolta Maxxum 7000. A while later I found one at a local camera fair with the classic 50mm f1.7 lens. The vendor assured me that it was in working condition and although I had… Continue reading 5 Frames with the Minolta Maxxum 7000
In 1996 Kodak introduced the Advanced Photo System, or APS. Aimed largely at the consumer market, we could now buy film smaller than 35mm in a single cartridge, load it into specially designed cameras without having to spool film, so no risk of the film coming loose from the end spool, and shoot. You could… Continue reading Shooting with a dead format
So now that the rugby league season in Toronto has been brought to a successful conclusion, I'm left with the question as to what I should be looking to photograph over the winter. The Toronto Wolfpack won't be back in town until at least early May which leaves a bit of a void in the… Continue reading What to photograph next?
I have to say that street photography is not something I normally work with. I generally don't like the idea of doing a Bruce Gilden and sticking my camera in someone's face, but I was reading some articles last week and thought about just the general practice of walking round the street taking shots. I… Continue reading Street Photography