Tag: Kensington Market

Unreality

I’ve noticed these mannequins in Kensington Market in Toronto a number of times. To me the more lifelike a mannequin is, the less real it looks.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 50mm/f2 Heliar Classic lens
JCH Streetpan 400 film

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Cinestill 800T

Thanks to my friends at Downtown Camera in Toronto, I was able to get a test roll of Cinestill 800T film in medium format to try out. This is motion picture stock. This film has the remjetĀ backing removed, making it safe to process in standard C-41 kits. It’ a high speed (ISO 800) film, but I shot it at EIĀ 640. Despite the fact that it is Tungsten balanced (for incandescent lighting) I found my outdoor sunny day images on the test roll were very easy to colour correct in post.

Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon lens
Cinestill 800T film

Tilting, Looming

I liked the look of this old utility pole in Kensington Market in Toronto, as it loomed over the street, with the angle of the camera exaggerating its tilt.

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Hasselblad 500 C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX400 film, stand developed in Rodinal

In the Window

I was in Kensington Market with my Rolleiflex yesterday and ran across this interesting shop window display

Store Window in Kensington Market

Rolleiflex E3 with 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film, developed in Rodinal 1+50, 14 minutes @ 20C

An Early Hour

Normally in the summer Kensington Market is a busy spot, full of people. I recently went there on a Saturday at around 7:30 am, and captured empty streets and long shadows.

Street Early Morning

Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 45mm/2.8 Mamiya lens
Fuji Neopan Acros, developed in Rodinal 1+50,
13.5 minutes @ 20 C