Miscellaneous Photographs

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Darkroom legacy

April 18th, 2018 — My darkroom is long gone. Everything of value was donated to the Emily Carr photography program. However, the walls of the darkroom, which is now my computer room, still have remnants of when it was an active darkroom where I regularly souped film and made prints. Mostly it’s notes about development and fixing times, exposures and paper grades for contact sheets, and guides to sheet film notch codes, but there is still a timer and safelight. Some day it will have to go, but not yet.

Hair pulling

Nov 2nd, 1974 — BC scrum half Darryl Nollette gets his hair pulled by Newfoundland’s Frank Deacy during the Canadian interprovincial rugby final at Brockton Oval. Frank was embarrassed by his actions but did write and ask for a print.

Lions Gate Bridge signal station

July 10th, 1973 — It’s hard to believe but back in 1973 there were still a lot of boats entering Vancouver Harbour that didn’t have radar and many that didn’t have ship to ship radio. There was a signal station in the center of the Lions Gate Bridge spanning the road and a person there directed traffic through the narrows. If the boat didn’t have a radio and was in a position it shouldn’t have been there was a loud speaker to direct them. This I know from personal experience. Binoculars were used to read the name of ships and some times a spyglass for smaller boats. On this particular day it was Roy Adams monitoring and logging the ships and boats that entered the harbour.

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