Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Walking Down Yonge Street. 26th August, 2015

Man trying to sell sandstone angel.

Scott Leslie and Kathy Benke 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Junction Village

Here is a secret about Toronto. Don't tell anybody. The secret is Junction Village. It spans from Dundas Street West and Bloor Street and goes to Dundas West and Runnymede Road. It is a small village in Toronto and it is a gem. But keep it under your hats.

Now THIS is civilised! A permanent ping pong table at Malta Park on Dundas West.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

More Pictures About Bikes and Food (and Cars and Subways)

Toronto. Kensington Market. 21 August, 2015.


Elora, Ontario. 20th August, 2015.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Monday, 3rd August, 2015

Kodachrome no longer exists as a viable camera film. But this was shot with Kodachrome in mind.
I photographed Anthonia Bejide using my Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon Super EBC 35mm f1.4 lens,
 ring flash, circular polariser filter, underexposure of about 1/10th of a stop, a sunny day and a
 remarkable make up artist and model, Anthonia. This is as close to Kodachrome as I have ever
managed with a digital camera.

Check out Anthonia's website. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa/Gatineau

2 July, 2015

Anthonia, Pascale, Lillian Gish, Railways and Burnt Buildings

On Thursday, 30th July, 2015, I photographed my good friend 
Anthonia Bejide. Anthonia is a virtuoso make up artist, but she 
claims that she has never modeled before. Well, she is a natural 
at modeling as well. Last week we did a shoot with the ever 
enchanting model Pascale Boudreau, who looks sensational 
with or without make up. 

This is what Anthonia can do in no time...

Pascale was made up to look like a ghoul in a shoot done in an abandoned 
rooming house. Since Pascale's beauty is anachronistic (honestly, she is 
timeless), she cam across as a Mary Shelley herione by way of Lillian Gish.

The picture above was inspired by Viktor Sjostrom's 1928 film
The Wind, with Lillian Gish...

...and D.W. Griffith's 1912 film An Unseen Enemy, with Lillian (in 
the background, below) and sister Dorothy Gish (foreground).

Pascale bravely faced the elements of this burnt out edifice.

Here is Pascale and Anthonia in conversation during the shoot.

Anthonia and I wanted to shoot Pascale in Gatineau/Hull on the 30th of July,
but Pascale was off to southern France. So Anthonia became my model. She 
proved herself to be highly photogenic, jaw droppingly beautiful as she is in 
real life.

I urge you to check out Anthonia's webpage.
You will not be disappointed, especially if you are looking for a first class
make up artist.