As a former darkroom rat, I am definitely partial to anyone still keeping ol’ school photography alive. Eighteen Percent Grey is an excellent photoblog featuring black and white photography shot on film. This portfolio primarily focuses on inanimate subject matter. The tonal range of the images is quite impressive, and I like the fact the photographer experiments with a variety of camera formats.
“…Outside the office, I spend much of my time both studying and practicing traditional “analog” photography. In other words, I shoot film. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no luddite — far from it. I just spend enough time staring at a computer screen as it is, and the tangibility of the silver process appeals to me greatly. Its tactile, hands-on, and fun as hell. I love the anticipation of waiting to see what will come out of the fix — the entire process is actually rather cathartic. It helps me unwind.”
“I mainly shoot in 6×6 (Yashica Mat 124G, Holga) or 6×7 and 4×5 (Chamonix 045n-1, Super Speed Graphic). I don’t plan on getting much more specific than that with each image, at least not regularly. This time around I’m deliberately avoiding much focus on gear, as I find it tends to distract from both the process and the image itself. If you’re really curious, feel free to check out this list at my old photoblog for the full compliment. In the darkroom, I’m a Rodinal junkie for the most part — although I’ll also use HC110 or PMK Pyro when the mood strikes.”
Welcome to the 20 Awesome Photography Blogs project as we work our way across land and sea to bring you some of the greatest photo bloggers in the world. Yesterday we featured several amazing photography blogs from London, and now it’s on to the beautiful city of Toronto.
What is our process for selecting the 20 photography blogs? I can tell you that besides great photography, we like to see originality and unique perspectives. Let’s be honest, how many pretty sunsets could you possibly stomach? We hope you enjoy our selections. If you have a suggestion for another cool Toronto photoblog, please share it in the comments!