Circa 1993
I'm scanning in a library of 35mm negatives taken when I was in my early-to-mid 20s. I estimate that most of them are from a period in the 1990s when I lived and worked in, or near, Kensington Market in Toronto. My guess is that these pictures date from about 1992 to 1995.

Scanning is a big pain in the TIFF, so I'm doing the bare minimum necessary to digitize them, and I'm pretty much learning as I go. I know most of them are very underexposed. I made a lot of thin exposures back then trying to squeeze as much as I could out of available light. Instead of worrying about this, I've decided it's all part of the punk, DIY zeitgeist that I probably espoused back then. Perhaps that makes these terrible, grungy photos a more accurate record of their time.

A variety of film types are represented here. Mostly C-41 like Kodak Gold, but there is also some T-MAX 400 Professional, TRI-X Pan and Ilford types in there. All shot on a Pentax K-1000 (with a bog-standard 28mm f/2.8 lens) and scanned in with a Canon 8600F using various TWAIN (easy) and direct (painful) applications.

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