A Year In Colour Film - 2021 Edition

April 13, 2022

I am approaching five years being back to shooting film again, and am still enjoying it.

Wings Over Coxwell

Kodak Portra 400

This blog post, now an annual tradition for me, shares some of my favourite colour film images of 2021.

Jesus Loves You

Kodak Portra 400

It takes me a while to share these, but taking time helps my selection process too, I feel.

Keep Your Ambitions Moving

Kodak Portra 400

 

In previous years I shared my favourite colour film photos in two separate blog posts, but this year, for the sake of time, I will share just one.

Open Saturdays!

Kodak Pro Image 100

Hopefully I'll have time to blog a bit more before summer comes and things get extra busy!

 

Ray

Kodak Pro Image 100

Ray and I have met and talked a few times over the past two years. I shared a photo of Ray in my recent Favourite Black and White film photos of 2021 blog post as well.

Love is Good, Good People

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Friendly Corner

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Refined Spaces

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

A number of different cameras were used to make these images. I will list them at the end of this post.

Work to Be Done

Kirkland Colour 100 (Expired Film)

 

Doors of St. James

Kirkland Colour 100 (Expired Film)

Work and Play

Double exposure on Kirkland Colour 100 (Expired Film)

SPINCO

Kodak Ultramax 400

Cops on Queen

Kodak Ultramax 400

 

The Danny

Kodak Ultramax 400

A few more from the Danforth...

Postables

Kodak Ultramax 400

I love book stores...

Book City

Kodak Ultramax 400

The Scribe

Kodak Ultramax 400

$5 Vintage Books (at The Scribe)

Kodak Ultramax 400

 

Our Greatest Strength

Quote found at From The Neck Up Massage

Kodak Ultramax 400

Danny Sunshine

Kodak Ultramax 400

I Want You...

Kodak Ultramax 400

Dressy Boutique

Kodak Ultramax 400

 

Email God

Kodak 400, Expired (March 2021)

 

Email God II

Kodak Ektar 100 (May 2021)

 

Give

Kodak 400, Expired

 

Okay! Blue Jays

Kodak Ektar 100

 

That Way

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Pscychic Shop

Kodak Ektar 100

 

I keep returning to the AGO...

AGO Magic

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Anthony

Kodak Ektar 100

I love meeting people while I'm out and about. Anthony was very friendly and we talked for a bit before I took his photo.

  Style is Eternal

Kodak Portra 160

 

Love is Love

Kodak Portra 160

 

The Rosedale Diner - once featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Gil and Hilary were happy to pose for a few photos.

Be sure to keep supporting local places like this!

Kodak Portra 160

 

Danger Due To...

Kodak Gold 200

 

#HAULER

Kodak Gold 200

 

Needs More

Kodak Gold 200

 

Danforth Variety & Fruit Market

Kodak Gold 200

 

Storefront Faith

Kodak Gold 200

 

Money

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Between Fate and Luck

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Town & Country

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Danforth Sunrise

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Snoopy

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Major Convenience

Kodak Pro Image 100

 

Orange on the Tracks

Kodak Gold 200

 

Wherever You Go

Kodak Gold 200

 

Eyes on Spadina

Kodak Gold 200

 

Economy Fruit

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Still Life

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Kingsway Cinema

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Crossing Queen

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Motel Cadillac

Kodak Portra 160

  "For me it is the people" - Abeba

Kodak Portra 160

 

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Steve's Music

Talented staff of this Queen West Classic

Kodak Portra 160

 

Returning Home

Kodak Portra 400

I love the reds of Kodak Ektar 100 film...

China Island

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Home Hardware

Kodak Ektar 100

 

Perfectly Free

A street scene showing a section of the Dupont Underpass Mural by multi-disciplinary artist Joel Richardson.

 

I created these images using a Canon AE-1, Canon Sure Shot Telemax, Nikon AF600, Nikon FE, and an Olympus Stylus Zoom.

Click here to see my favourite Black and White Film Photos of 2021.

Here are my favourite colour film images from previous years

- A Year in Colour Film 2020 - Part One

- A Year in Colour Film 2020 - Part Two

- A Year in Colour Film 2019 - Part One

- A Year in Colour Film 2019 - Part Two

- A Year in Colour Film 2018 - Part One

- A Year in Colour Film 2018 - Part Two

Follow me on Instagram to see a wider variety of images - both film and digital.

Thanks for looking!


Culture Snap Photography features the work of Toronto-based photographer Henry VanderSpek. Henry specializes in documenting the work of local and international non-profit organizations, special events, live music, street and art photography. To hire Henry for an assignment, please click here to get in touch.
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