My Passport Photo At Leo's CameraTuesday, June 18, 2013
|Photo by Jeff Gin|
Sometime in December 1989 my Rosemary told me that my Canadian passport had expired. I called the Passport Office and asked them if they accepted digital portraits for passports. I was told, quite emphatically, “No.” I then went to Leo’s Camera on Granville and had my picture taken. Jeff Gin snapped my picture using a Canon Digital Still Video Camera RC-250 Q-PIC XAP SHOT. The results were not great. I handed in the pictures with my passport application and the officials said nothing and gave me a green light.
|Canon RC-250 Q-Pic Xap Shot|
In the morning before we drove to Leo’s I decided to put on a brand new black T (100% cotton, 4 for $12 at COSTCO) and I chose one of my better dress shirts. The look I was after was the one used by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’ Donnell in his TV spot ads. He wears a crisp dress shirt with that black T underneath.
I wonder if I will be back needing another passport picture at Leo’s. You never know as I am not a spring chicken. But if I do I am hoping that both Leo’s and Jeff Gin will be there for my excellent snap.
|Photo by Jeff Gin taken with Canon Powershot G2|
|Self Portrait, Mamiya RB-67 Pro SD, 90mm lens, Fuji Instant FP-3000B|
The Arriflex from Leo's