Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

A Look At My Past

Hobie and Sheila

On the First Anniversary of my blogging efforts, I thought I’d provide a glimpse of my early photographic career.

The above image of my Mother and younger sister was taken on the event of our “historic” train trip. It was in the last weeks of the Dayliner service to Taber in 1970. My Dad drove us to Lethbridge and dropped us off at the train station, and drove back to Taber to pick us up.

I’m using my great little rangefinder Fujica Compact 35, but hadn’t learned to keep my shadow out of the image. It was shot on Kodak Plus-X Pan film and self developed and printed. One of the few surviving examples of what I consider to be truly my own work.

Jack and Kids

I don’t remember the occasion for the extravagance of color film or even what type it was. Our cousins, the Hirasawas from Hamilton, On did not visit often. The back of the photo is marked with July 1970.

In the best light…


3 responses

  1. Your shadow in the first shot seems to be in the perfect place, after all you were there right!, lovely photographs!


    February 28, 2011 at 06:50

  2. hahaha

    What an adorable child in the first photo! She surely must have grown up to become a charming adult…


    March 6, 2011 at 09:07

    • Well, she’s a bit of a smartass but one of my favorite sisters.


      March 6, 2011 at 21:28

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