Portraits Of People Who Can Make Me Smile 001

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This is in the Kathedral, on Queen Street in Toronto. My friends had a punk band which played there about once a month. That’s Sam on the right, he was the lead singer and guitarist, and the girl with the tongue was his girlfriend.

Technical Stuff: Back in 1999 and 2000 I fell in love with a film called Kodak CN (Kodak Pro T400 CN Film). And like most of the things I’ve fallen in love with it killed my dog, ruptured my left testicle and burned down my house. K-CN was a B&W film Kodak created which could be developed as a colour film, so instead of waiting three weeks for a camera store to develop B&W film it could be done in thirty minutes. There were so many problems… which, at the time, I was willing to overlook because of how much I loved B&W photos, and how quickly I could get them in my hands. But, if I could do it over again, I’d use a TMAX or a TRI-X pure B&W film. I’d also not use the flash so much and I’d invest heavily in Research In Motion.

Their band actually got fairly successful on the Southern Ontario bar circuit. Including several shows at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern, where they once opened for English Beat. That’s Sue on the left… Sue was fantastically hot. I had a thing for Sue, but she was dating someone… whoops, damn, I think my dog just died again.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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6 Responses to Portraits Of People Who Can Make Me Smile 001

  1. thordora says:

    oooh look! You could smoke INDOORS!!!

    I think that’s half the reason I quit….smoking outside all the time.

    Nice shot. I likes it.

  2. Gabriel says:

    Fuck me I want to start smoking again. And drinking. All day, and this has nothing to do with the photo, I’ve wanted to chain at least a pack of Player’s Light Regular and drown in White Russian’s.

    Corey usually didn’t make faces like that… she was cool and funny, but she wasn’t a clown. Except for Sam being washed out this is one of my favourites. It’d be even cooler in colour… his hair is mostly red, and the twists in Sue’s hair are blue.

  3. thordora says:

    It’s been four years and I miss smoking EVERY>SINGLE>DAY. Sigh.

  4. Gabriel says:

    I think there’s a better than even chance I’m starting up again this week.

  5. absolut.folly says:

    Don’t do it!

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