I travelled to Havana, Cuba in March of 2016 with my wife and 3yr old son.  We stayed at a resort about 25km from Havana. Originally we had hoped to stay at some Airbnb place in Old Havana, but we found out they don’t allow Canadians to book on that site in Cuba.  Hopefully next time we visit this amazing country those restrictions will be lifted.  Staying at the resort was nice with good food, drinks and of course the beach.  But I really wanted to see and photograph Havana.  The first time I went to Havana was via taxi which was a classic American car.  As we got closer to the city I seriously felt that I had gone back in time about 50 or 60 years.  Old Havana is amazing. It is truly a photographer’s dream.  You have colourful old crumbling buildings, vibrant American cars and of course the Cuban people.  I will definitely revisit this wonderful city again as there is still so much to see and experience.

I shot everything on my Contax G2 35mm film camera.  I used Portra 160, Portra 400, Portra 800 and Kodak Ektar 100.  The Find Lab did an amazing job scanning and developing these so that I had very little to do with them afterwards.  I used the Zeiss 28mm and Zeiss 45mm lenses for these pictures.  Here are some photos from the trip.
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  • April 25, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    David Jenkins - Love these Paul, so much punch and energy!ReplyCancel

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    Mark Pool - Big respect. This is a great collection of photographs. Makes me really want to go there.ReplyCancel

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    Kaho - Amazing! I love these pictures!ReplyCancel

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    rahul khona - Wow. Immense. So much soul in these!ReplyCancel

This was my first time documenting a Macedonian Orthodox Baptism.  It was at St. Clement of Ohrid Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto.  Not too different from the Greek, Ukranian or Serbian Orthodox Baptisms I have photographed previously.  There are sometimes different traditions during the Ceremony but for the most part it is very similar.  As always its very special to be a part of and an honour to document this for the family.  Here are some photos from this one.

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    Thalia - These are truly amazing photos.ReplyCancel

I had the honour of documenting Agatha and Adam’s Valentine’s Day winter wedding just west of Toronto.  I think it was literally the coldest day of the year and we took a few portraits outdoors when it was about -20°C.  After all the speeches and games the dancing started and it was a lot of fun.  Here are some photos from the day.

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    Mark edin - Great coverage of this wedding. Really like the shot in the limoReplyCancel

Its winter time – slow season – so why not run a fun contest for a lucky couple?  So that’s exactly what we’ll do.  It is a $275.00 value and the winning entry (all couples are welcome whether just dating, engaged or married) will enjoy a free session somewhere in Toronto for up to 2 hours.  You will get a DVD of all the edited photos + online password-protected gallery of those images.  All you have to do is get 20 of your friends to follow me on Instagram.  I’m @PaulKrol on there.  On either my blog post or Instagram photo for this contest add a comment that you are interested in the contest.  I will assign each person a different number and then do a random draw and then check which person won.  I will message them and get from them a list of the 20 people that are following me and once I locate them, we are good to go.  You can pick the location in Toronto and the photoshoot must be done by May 1st, 2016.  Contest submissions end on Friday Feb 26th at midnight.

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On a Sunday afternoon I visited the Toronto Harbourfront with my wife and 3yr old son.  It was about 6°C which is definitely a lot warmer than it should be in January.  We took advantage of this and walked around snapping some pictures before we ended up at the Amsterdam Brewhouse for some locally brewed pints and their famous giant pretzel with those amazing sauces.  It was also my first time shooting Fuji 400H film on my Contax G2 35mm film camera.  It was a fully overcast day as well so i’m still curious how it will look on a more sunny/bright day.  This was scanned/developed by the Find Lab in Utah.  Here are some pics from that 1 roll.

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