Category Archives: iPhone

North Toronto As – Team Photo.

From earlier this evening.

End of season.

Next year:  I’ve decided to photograph their exploits again.

—Peter.

↑ iPhone.

Days in the Sun.

All those days in the sun
What I’d give to re-live just one.

Undo what’s done.

—Beauty and the Beast (2017 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

iPhone.

No smoking…

…within 9 meters.

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Grass half empty.

I guess I’ve always been a pessimist.

—Peter.

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Lens Coasters.

These were a gift; they were purchased from the George Eastman Museum.

—Peter.

Harry Benz Strikes Again, 2.

My first interaction with Harry Benz was so nice, I came back.

This is the The Brogue Wingtips strap without the punched-out holes.

Custom made to 123 cm in length, black, with Fuji-type split rings (easier to attach to camera but strong enough to easily support the M3).

When you order it like this, Harry will know I sent you 🙂

—Peter.

 

Cutting Edge, circa 1962.

Countercultural, circa 2018.

—Peter.

1962 Leica Dual Range Close Focus Attachment and Case.

La La Lesson.

Brought to you by Rule # 18 from My Photography Rules/Truths.

—Peter.

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Mia and Sebastian’s Theme.

8 weeks of piano lessons for him.

As for me, in recording this I’m trying to follow My Photography Rules/Truths (Rule #18).

—Peter.

 

Camera and Lens.

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Harry Benz Hand-Crafted Straps.

As I have been waiting for my Leica M3 to return from its total tear-down and subsequent re-build, I’ve been thinking that perhaps a new neck strap for it would be in order; something more befitting a 60 year old camera than the stock Leica nylon/rubber strap that I have been using for all of my rangefinders over the last few years.

(In the past, I’ve tried products from all over the world from all the various well-known strap manufacturers — and I mean all of the well-known ones — and for one reason or other I have always found them lacking.)

Recently, however, I stumbled upon the website of Mr. Harry Benz.

Yet another hand-made strap purporting to be different than the competition“, I thought.

I was prepared to discard Mr. Benz completely because, frankly, I had never heard of him before.  Yet as I read through the description of how Harry makes his straps, I realized that he was indeed creating something unique.  He even uses a different leather — not cowhide (I’ll let you discover for yourself on his site what it is).

Given the level of craftsmanship and passion for detail, I expected to find Harry located in some venerable city known for its artisanal leather industry.  Imagine my surprise when I instead discovered he was living in my very own city of Toronto, Canada.

After a few emails back and forth I had placed a custom order specifying the colour, design, and length of my strap.  We also arranged to meet in person for pick-up and payment once the strap was ready.

Well today I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Benz, and I wasn’t disappointed in either the man or his product.  Although I don’t yet know how well my new neck strap will endure over time, I have a sense it will outlast me.

In the meantime, I can marvel at the beauty of it.

—Peter.

All photos above taken with an iPhone and © Prosophos.

All that power.

I’m living in the 21st century, doing something mean to it
Doing it better then anybody you ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero need his theme music

No one man should have all that power…

—Kanye West, Power.

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↑iPhone.

Autumn 2016.

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Almost Home, revisited.

“The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.”

―Nikos Kazantzakis.

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Almost Home.

“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”

—Euripides.

 

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