KEN RAYMOND PHOTOGRAPHY

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May 18, 2018
Experimenting with Film and a Vintage Graflex

I have a vintage Graflex Century 35A Viewfinder 35mm Camera with a fixed f/3.5 45mm Kowa lens. It’s completely manual, no metering! Three settings on the front: 1) Focus: guess the distance and dial accordingly; 2) Shutter aperture f/3.5 – f/16 3) Shutter speed 1/25th- 1/300th. The viewfinder has a frame line to guide composition but that’s it. The rewind is on the front under the lens and is a cool mechanism but the end tab on mine is broken (though still works).

I have no idea when or where I acquired this camera… ? Oh well, it a good looking little kit, quite compact and apparently it still works! I put a roll of film in this back in 2015!!!! Yes, three years ago and was going to give it a run, but have only snapped a shot here and shot there. With spring arriving I pushed to get this test roll done and see what comes out the other end so when I was at the Cheery Blossoms last week I finished off the 36 exposures.

Here are the results of the test roll of Kodak TMAX 400:

Rob Ford Graffiti, Graffiti Alley, Toronto, March 16, 2015

Graffiti Alley, Toronto, March 16, 2015

Niagara Falls, March 29, 2015

Rosedale Station, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Eaton Centre Bridge, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Breakfast at the Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

The Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Bryn at the Senator, Toronto, January 27, 2018

Bryn Home for Reading Week, February 23, 2018

Bryn Walking by the Summerhill LCBO, February 23, 2018

Series below: Cherry Blossom Festival, High Park, Toronto, May 9, 2018:

May 10, 2018
The Cherry Blossoms were out at High Park and so were the masses with their cameras.
June 24, 2018
Life, love, diversity and pride were on full display at the Pride Toronto 2018 parade.
July 23, 2018

Blue Jays pitchers warming up in the bullpen from the front row of the bleachers.

April 29, 2018

Mannequins going about their daily business.

April 26, 2018

Memories of time spent in a place that is dear to my heart.

April 15, 2018

The first roll of film for me and a vintage Leica in years.

Bruce Raymond Afghanistan 1977
May 20, 2017

Images by my father from his time in Afghanistan, 1977

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October 8, 2018

A few shots from Downtown Toronto on a foggy Thanksgiving Monday night.

October 8, 2018

A series of images taken from the GO Train heading west out to the suburbs.

September 9, 2018

Had a bit of extra time in Kingston and took a walk along the waterfront.

July 8, 2018

I came across a few things down in the ravine.

June 9, 2018

Took a short walk the other day. I needed some new white socks. I also was looking for some answers.

June 2, 2018

Metric at Field Trip Festival in Toronto, June 2, 2018

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mylife is a photo series that captures the world around me as i see it using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app. Since 2010 and the iPhone 3. Still going 8 years and 3 phones later...