I suppose like many others, I was drawn to black and white photography after seeing the iconic works of Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz.  Intrigue soon turned to passion and in my earlier days of darkroom and film photography I shot almost exclusively in black and white.
Things have certainly changed over the years and today while most of my work is shot and processed in digital colour, every now and then I long for the timeless drama of black and white photography.
Algoma Harvester in Owen Sound harbour © Irwin Seidman

Harvester | ref.no. 184201 | The 740' long Algoma Harvester wintering in Owen Sound harbour. 

Vintage Algonquin Outfitters Truck © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Algonquin Outfitters Truck | ref. no. 7501035 | Digital photosketch of vintage GMC pick up truck outside Algonquin Outfitters on Oxtongue Lake  

Oxtongue Mist © Irwin Seidman

Oxtongue Mist | ref. no. S18-0856 | Morning mist rising over Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park

Little Starling © Irwin Seidman

Little Starling | ref. no. S180737 | Juvenile Common Starling exploring in the snow

DC3 Taxiing | ref. no. S155768 1939 Douglas DC-3 Dakota taxiing on the runway at Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport​​​​​​​

Canoe Taxi © Irwin Seidman

Opeongo Canoe Taxi | ref. no. S1740187 | Canoe taxi returning to base at Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park

Stacked Canoes © Irwin Seidman

Stacked Canoes | ref. no. S1643090 | Aluminum canoes at the portage store on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park

Abandonedref. no. 151863The old Stanley Knight flooring factory in Meaford, Ontario 

67 Bug © Irwin Seidman

'67 Bug | ref. no. S17-38209 | 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Dashboard

Scubby's Point © Irwin Seidman

Scubby's Point | ref. no. S18_0082Scubby’s Point Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Saugeen River (Lake Huron) in Southampton, Ontario, Canada 

Rhino Skin © Irwin Seidman

Rhino Skin | ref. no. S181375The deep texture and high contrast of rhino skin

Otter © Irwin Seidman

Otter | ref. no. S181469North American River Otter 

Ring-billed Gull © Irwin Seidman

Ring-billed Gull | ref. no. S181992Ring-billed Gull on the the Lake Huron shoreline

Fairlane Victoria Mascot © Irwin Seidman

Fairlane Victoria Mascot | ref. no. S181566Hood ornament (mascot) from 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Mercury Monterey Mascot © Irwin Seidman

Mercury Monterey Mascot | ref. no. S181674Hood ornament (mascot) from 1955 Mercury Monterey 

1914 buick © Irwin Seidman

1914 Buick| ref. no. S17383151914 Buick logo and headlamp

Village at Blue © Irwin Seidman

Village at Blue | ref. no. S1721673Mild winter day in Blue Mountain Village near Collingwood, Ontario 

Vintage Pick Up © Irwin Seidman

1930's Ford One-Ton | ref. no. S17216881930's Ford One Ton Pickup truck at Blue Mountain Village

Collingwood Station © Irwin Seidman

Collingwood Station | ref. no. S1721964Replica of original 1873 Collngwood Railway Station (which burnt down in 1932)  

USGS Sturgeon © Irwin Seidman

USGS Sturgeon | ref. no. S1741672 American research vessel USGS Sturgeon docked in Owen Sound harbour

Vintage Kodak Filters © Irwin Seidman

Vintage Kodak Filtersref. no. S172990Vintage Kodak Filters and filter boxes

T28 Trojan © Irwin Seidman

T-28 Trojan | ref. no. S1737003T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s

1914 Cadillac © Irwin Seidman

1914 Cadillac | ref. no. S1738445 Interior of 1914 Cadillac

Algomarine © Irwin Seimman

Algomarine | ref. no. S150573Algoma Algomarine laid up for the winter in the Port of Owen Sound 

Between the Maples © Irwin Seidman

Between the Maples | ref. no. S152433Digital photo-sketch of old Victorian home (circa 1906) in Owen Sound 

Links II © Irwin Seidman

Links II | ref. no. S152883Greasy used bicycle chains form a gritty abstract 

Harmony Centre © Irwin Seidman

Harmony Centre | ref. no. S153041formerly Knox United Church in Owen Sound 

Georgian Shores United Church © Irwin Seidman

Georgian Shores United Church | ref. no. S153064formerly Division Street United Church in Owen Sound Harbour  

48 DeSoto © Irwin Seidman

'48 DeSoto | ref. no. S156242 Vintage 1948 DeSoto 

Vintage T-Bird © Irwin Seidman

Vintage T-Bird | ref. no. S156030Digital photo-sketch of vintage Ford Thunderbird at classic care show  

Coast Guard © Irwin Seidman

Coast Guard | ref. no. S159829The Icebreaker & buoy tenderer CCGS Samuel Risley in the port of Owen Sound 

Samuel Risley © Irwin Seidman

Samuel Risley | ref. no. S1599291The Icebreaker (and buoy tender) CCGS Samuel Risley passing the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos in the Port of Owen Sound 

Antique Shop © Irwin Seidman

Antique Shop | ref. no. S156230A vintage De Soto parked outside a rural antique shop 

Old Turbine Mill © Irwin Seidman

Old Turbine Mill | ref. no. S154661Close up section of old turbine mill circa 1919

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