Ken Hanson in Cheshire, CT

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  1. gr82bart

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    Hi Folks,

    I juts received this e-mail and thought I would pass it on to everyone.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    ken hanson

    I know Ken personally, and have seen some of these photographs. If you love either the mountains, or black and white photography, this would be a show you should not miss. Thanks for the heads up.
    Tim
     
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    I have known Ken Hanson for nearly 20 years. He is british gentleman of the highest regard. A highly educated and soft spoken man, he has traveled to the Himalayan region for years and has amassed enough glorious black and white photographs to warrant his first monograph.
     
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    OK, now that we got all that out of the way, I hope to see some of you guys guys tonight.

    One of my favourite photographers is the late Bradford Washburn. He gave me my first appreciation of mountain photography. I'd love to see some of Ken's work tonight. He's also been to several places I have been to, but my 35mm slides, I am sure would be no match to his 4x5's.

    BTW here's a link I found on the 'real' Ken Hanson: http://home.cshore.com/kenhanson/

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Note the different spelling of the last names. I just recently bought a camera off eBay from Mr. HansEn; very fair and smooth transaction.

    I'd love to see the exhibit of Mr. HansOn's work, and it's not too far from me. I'm a total sucker for mountain photography.
     
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    ken hanson show

    Thanks, Art for getting this thread back on track, but this had to be clarified. I'm going to make every effort to attend - I hope to meet some of you if I can make it.
    Tim
     
  7. David A. Goldfarb

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    I've deleted the confusion about Ken Hanson, the photographer, and Ken Hansen, the camera dealer but left Nick Merritt's post in, just in case anyone else is confused.
     
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    Hi Folks,

    Went to see the pics at the opening and also meet Ken in person. First, the person. What a delightful, gentle man. He's probably 2.5 approaching 3 times my age and he's still got spunk. He told me his last trek to the area was in 2005. He and I went to the same areas in the Karakoram mountains in northern Pakistan, but I went some 14 years ago. I bought his book, which he personalized too. Great man. Easy to chat with. I could have talked with him for hours.

    Now the photography was a mix of digital and real photography. He ha about 25 prints on display. Most were mountain scene, but a few were of local villages and people. Interestingly, he only sells his digital work, which he says he can 'spit out' easily. Talking with him, you can feel he loves his gelatin silver prints and wouldn't depart with them for any money. His printing is marvelous to able to draw out details in the shadows and tame the highlights so they don't blow out white. Obviously he split prints, but I didn't get into the technical stuff, but talked more about the regions he and I visited.

    It was also a pleasure to meet Tim (climbabout) for the first time. Good guy and I hope Tim comes out to a couple NE APUG get togethers in the future. The rest of the NE group will enjoy his company for sure. I also a had a delightfully long chat with a lady who just moved back from Oregon. Don't remember her name at all though (just like a guy, eh?). Anyway, I gave her the APUG website link when she said she was looking for large format beginner resources.

    If you do get a chance to visit, do go. The images are spectacular, the little framing shop is quaint and you should buy the book too.

    Regards, Art.