Zeiss Sonnar

This image was created using my Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/1.5 lens. This is a very quirky lens when used at large apertures, and will definitely take some learning!



Contax IIa, 50mm/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar lens
Svema Foto 100 film developed in Xtol 1+1 10 minutes @ 20 C


Shoot Anyway!

Yesterday the model had to cancel at the last minute, the weather was dull and chilly, but I decided to go to High Park and shoot anyway, and I’m glad I did.

In High Park


Rolleiflex E3 with 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X film at E.I. 1000 developed in Diafine 3+3

First From the Rolleiflex

My first blog post with an image with the new (to me) Rolleiflex. This camera is a work of art! Part of the allure of film photography for me is using classic cameras like this; the experience of image creation is as important as the end result.

Tree in Churchyard


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 13.5 min @ 20 C

A Quiet Moment

I don’t often get a chance to photograph children, so it was fun recently to get a few images of the younger son of a good photographer friend of mine. He likes to move around a lot, so the manual focus was a challenge!

A few light leaks on the film 😦

Son of a friend


Contax IIIa (35mm rangefinder from the 1950’s) 50mm/2 Jupiter 9 lens
Svema 125 Colour Film (C-41)


I always tended to be a fairly solitary person (especially as a child), so I tend to have a fairly wistful feeling creating pictures of groups of friends, like this image from the Beaches in Toronto a few days ago.

By the water


Nikon F4, 75-150mm/3.5 Nikon Series E lens
Svema 125 Colour Negative film

Working the Light

Last Saturday I had a fun time working with frequent collaborator Catavaria in High Park, doing an Asian-themed shoot. for this image I had the flash off camera on a light stand, with a Lightsphere defuser and amber dome. Quite happy with the results!



Nikon D7100, 50mm Nikkor f1.8 D lens