machines


02-02K-21-drummingthephonebook
This set is a little meta, in amongst the shots you can see contact sheets here and there, people looking at them, talking about them. I wonder what they are of. I’ll see if i can’t deduce it for later. Also a few great shots of a biker and his […]

Taking about photos


02-02E-contactsheet
Couple of rolls of photos of what i think is mostly Toronto in the summer. I have this lens still, along with a 28 wide angle for my Nikon F. It’s a bit crappy now though. Some of the few bits of camera equipment I’ve been able to hang on to. I was supposed to get it all, […]

Summer in the city


02-02-C14-birdonthewater
Not really sure if it is a quarry, looks like one. Ian Arna and Lionel going for a dip somewhere. Another shot of Arna and Lionel in happier times together. One of the nicest things about going through these old shots is finding those. I wonder who’s taking them when he’s in the frame. Ian […]

The streets and swimming in the Quarry



02-01D-31-lander-leveled
Of course i can’t be sure, maybe he shot these, put the camera down, and then picked up the day of the landing. Or maybe it was in the other order. But it looks like this roll was shot the day Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. Arna, my […]

Sometime after July 20, 1969


02-01C-contactsheet
This is a nice set. My mother is in some of them, getting dressed in the first place she and Lionel lived in together. She was an art student at OCA and an artists model. I have a great story to post later about how they met… “This is before Rochdale, before you! […]

Over a truck and billboard painting factory on Berkeley Street


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http://www.theitalianmachine.spiltink.org/av/Lionelprose.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:36 — 5.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLionel Douglas: Selected excerpts of “Collected Works” published in 1980 by Emanation Press. This is a book of my fathers work published a year after his death by friends. Not sure if they have […]

Lionel Douglas. The collected works



contactsheet-02-01
I have this trunk. It’s filed with negatives. My father’s photos. Mostly B&W, i’ve been meaning to scan them, get them archived and published in some manor. Decided to start this site in part as an excuse for that. Get things rolling. The Binders of negatives in the trunk are […]

The Trunk of Photos