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The Leslie Street Spit is an unusual place. Most roads are put where the land is; this land was put where the road is.

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The tractor jail. Always a photographic favourite for me.

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Graffiti, in the same place.

All of the photos to this point have been recorded with the Ondu Rise 6x12 on Ilford Ortho film. All photos – save one – after this are with the Reality So Subtle 6x9F and Ilford FP4.

Lake Ontario and the rubble of its largest city.

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I was in a rebar mood. These photos on a blown-out sky remind me of the sculptures my step-mother was creating when I first met her.

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Multiple exposures are an excellent way to economize on film. Some of these were even intentional.

Pinhole Day seemed like an appropriate time to try something a little different, so the colour photo is Portra 160 from my Scura 35mm camera. It's only my second colour roll in a pinhole ever, with the first one being deeply expired Portra 400 in 120 as a test roll for my Zero Image.

That was eighteen months ago. And I've barely used my digital cameras since then.


So that's what Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day looked like for me this year.

Going to the Spit was a natural choice; it was my destination for the same holiday last year, and a lot of times that summer as well. It's an amazing place.

Next year I'll be somewhere else for the big day, although I don't yet know where.