My Earliest Street Photos

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I recently went through some boxes and came across some of my earliest street photographs that I shot probably in 1979/1980 when I was 13 years old. I used the Nikon EM (“the camera that goes beep beep”)  It was one of the earliest models as it had the blue exposure compensation and battery check buttons — later models had silver buttons and a more heavily textured body. I shot these photos with the Nikon (not Nikkor) Series E 35mm f2.5 lens. It, too, was an earlier model as it was all black and very “plastic-y.” Later models sported a more Nikkor look with a silver ring. I still have the lens.

I used Tri-X, likely processed with HC-110 and printed on Kodak Rapid Polycontrast RC II (or something like that) elarged with a Meopta Opemus 4 enlarger. The photos were kept in a sealed box so there is no yellowing and little fading.

I photographed these pictures using the XF 60mm f2.4 on the Fujifilm X-T10 and window light.

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Toronto, Canada, outside Honest Ed’s on Bloor Street.

 

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At Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto, Canada.

 

At the corner of Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto, Canada. Trudeau (the current prime minister's father) was in power. The weekend edition of the Globe and Mail was 40 cents.
At the corner of Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto, Canada. Trudeau (the current prime minister’s father) was in power. The weekend edition of the Globe and Mail was 40 cents.

 

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Inside Honest Ed’s at Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto, Canada. LPs (vinyl records) were on sale for $2.99.

 

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