I Keep Coming Back

There are places in Toronto I keep coming back to for photography: Kensington Market, The Beaches, the ravine near St. Clair/Yonge, the Lower Don Valley, and of course High Park, where I was yesterday. A cold, rather dreary day, but still plenty to photograph!

November in High Park

 

Voigtlander VITO B 35mm camera, 50mm/3.5 Color Skopar lens
Svema Foto 200 film developed in Pyrocat HD, 1+1+100 for 15.5 min. @ 20 C 

Sisters

I’ve had the privilege of working with sisters Sabrina and Rowena recently, and here is an image of them together at Allen Garden’s last Saturday. I think the relationship that sisters have can be a complicated dance. :-)

Sabrina and Rowena

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford Delta 3200 developed in DD-X for 12.5 minutes @ 20 C

Karen

I first met Karen a number of years ago, when we both had images in an exhibit of photographs from the G20 incident in Toronto. A talented, resourceful and strong woman, she has a lot of presence in front of the camera!

Karen

 

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X @ EI 800 developed in Diafine
Negative Scanned and post-processed in Lightroom and Nik Efex

Low Light

Shooting was a challenge in terms of light this past Saturday. Indoors at the Allen Gardens on a dreary day it was not very bright. I had one roll left of Delta 3200, and developing it in DD-X (at the time listed for EI 6400, not 3200) gave a look I quite like, wit ha smooth tonal range.

Delta 3200 / DD-X

 

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford Delta 3200 film @ EI 3200
Developed in DD-X 1+4, 12.5 minutes @ 20 C

Portrait of the Artist: Natasha

It was lovely to work with Natasha again. Since we last worked together she has discovered she has a great talent for drawing, so a portrait of her makes a nice addition to my long term “Portrait of the Artist” project. In her expression I see the same thing I have been privileged to see in a number of artists: the joy of imagination, and the ability to tap into it. Shot in late afternoon in a fall day with the light rapidly fading, the Tri-X/Diafine combination made this film image possible.

Natasha

 

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X @ EI 800 developed in Diafine