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Film Noir

Jackson Loi captures a wintry St. George campus the old-fashioned way


Photo by Jackson Loi (MA 2002). Click to see more of his photos on Flickr.
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A lone figure approaches Hoskin Avenue from Philosopher’s Walk during a snowfall one evening in January 2007. Photographer Jackson Loi, who earned his master’s in economics from U of T in 2002, calls the St. George campus “an extraordinary place for taking photos, especially on winter nights.” He recalls spending a few hours that night searching for the right scene. “I like this one because it feels like a spy flick,” he says.

Loi, who now works as an investment consultant in Hong Kong, took the atmospheric shot on black-and-white film using a Leica rangefinder with a 50mm lens. He developed the roll at the Hart House Camera Club facility, which he recommends to anyone in the U of T community who is interested in photography—film or digital. “The darkroom facility is great, and the club is an excellent forum to discuss your work and photography in general,” he says.

For more of Loi’s pictures, visit his Flickr page.

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