Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
The say that Casa Loma might be haunted, but last month the only demon I battled in the Castle on Spadina was the one that every photographer fears, the absence of light.
The challenges faced while doing a history piece on Casa Loma's organ during the screening of a silent film were daunting!
During the 100 minutes of the show, I had to shoot video, stills and recorded audio just in case.
I didn't use a tripod, because I only had a limited amount of time and did not want to waste time setting up and tearing down.
The next performances on the organ will be a concert by Simon Gledhill on March 6, 2012 and a silent movie screening of the 1928 French silent classic "The Italian Straw Hat" on April 2, 2012.
John Struve tunes the 1,400 pipes that make up the Wurlitzer Organ at Casa Loma by gently tapping little plunger wires. The Toronto Theatre Organ Society performs on the pipe organ accompanying the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Casa Loma.