ARTHUR MOLA PHOTO-BLOG
photographer living in toronto but sometimes shooting elsewhere ... this is the home of some of my personal work in a photo-by-photo format.

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03/09/2013 - JUNE 2012, MONTREAL

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I love how everyone and the dog are in a clean line in this frame and how the girl is smack dab in the middle of it all. And for me the Dalmation gives it a certain look. I wonder what she was so bummed out about…

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Rollei Pan 25


03/08/2013 - MONTREAL, JUNE 2012

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I frankly don’t remember exactly what was going on in this frame but it was when my friend Philip and I visited our other friend Richard in Montreal. I think we were walking around downtown. Love that city. And that was a great weekend. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Rollei Pan 25


03/02/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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Saw this while waiting for our ride from the airport. Reminded me of a cop movie for some reason. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X


03/02/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

Vanessa hanging out poolside. So much relaxation. Love the hat.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Rollei Pan 25


02/28/2013 - TORONTO, JULY 2012

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Love the shapes and lines in this frame. Although I don’t go on most rides at The Ex, I know the feeling of waiting in line from when I was a kid. I’m cool with the rides at Wonderland … but The Ex … I just go there to make photos and eat deep-fried Mars bars. This could be one of my favourite photos from that day.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Fuji Neopan Acros 100


02/28/2013 - TORONTO, NOVEMBER 2011

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I was walking somewhere downtown during a rainstorm and saw this dude walking like this. I think he was trying to rush ahead of people but couldn’t get by with his umbrella at its normal height. Thought it was cool and I like the motion blur. It really caught the mood and rush everyone was in to get out of the rain. This was 1/4th of a second while I was walking.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-x 400


02/28/2013 - TORONTO, JULY 2012

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Carnival scene while strolling through The Ex. Maybe he was really tired from all of the rides he went on and sat down for a break? I think we were looking for curly fries. Those St. Louis wings are really good too, though. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Fuji Neopan Acros 100


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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Met a lady and her Taco-Bell dog in the lobby of Vanessa’s grandmother’s apartment in Florida. She was very sweet. The dog seemed nice too. There are some interesting people there … with lots of stories.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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Another quiet scene with a father and sun (I’m guessing) at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. We had the whole place to ourselves. It was a pretty nice walk actually.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 - TORONTO, JULY 2012

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Looks like these guys were lost at The Ex. What an obnoxious place. I was a little out of it from all the sun too. But a great place to make street photos.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Fuji Neopan Acros 100


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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While waiting for Vanessa I saw this little guy waiting for someone as well. I hope his parents weren’t gambling away his college fund. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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I thought this was a cool scene because it looks like an escalator to nowhere. Or the “Stairway to Heaven.” I’ll bet the casino is considered “Heaven” to some who spend their time there. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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It was pretty quiet at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Not even sure what time we went but it must have been around 10 or 11am. Just a dude listening to his music, a few bouncers, and some palm trees on our walk over to the casino.

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 - FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 2011

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When Vanessa and I went to Florida, we made a stop at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood where Anna Nicole Smith OD’d. We arrived pretty early in the morning but there were still a few people gambling. This is probably my favourite photo from “the floor” because I think it shows the mood pretty accurately. I’m not a gambler. I think I played a 25c slot machine … got up to about $22 or something … and then lost it all. And then I remembered why I don’t gamble. ;) These gamblers were like drones. Kind of like how people are with their smartphones nowadays. In fact, I wish there was a young kid staring at their smartphone the same way this woman is glued to her slot machine. That would have made it even better… maybe next time. 

Zeiss Ikon + 35mm f/2 Biogon + Tri-X 400


02/28/2013 | TORONTO, JULY 2012

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We went to The Ex a couple times in the summer with a few of our friends. Honestly, as much as I was looking forward to the deep-fried Mars bars, I was mostly just excited to take photos. A place like that always has moments. I remember this was one of the last frames on my roll of 100 ISO film and it was getting dark. It must have been 1/8th of a second or something close. I wasn’t sure if it would turn out but I’m happy with it. Like me, I don’t think she was too keen on going on the rides. She stood there in the middle of The Ex for a few minutes, but I think her mind was somewhere else. Love the huge prize toy. 

Zeiss Ikon + Biogon 35mm f/2 + Fuji Neopan Acros 100