Hello to all,
I have two reasons for joining this forum - firstly, after a few years of digital, my interest in traditional photography has been re-kindled - I intend to start up a darkroom again, many years after I last developed and printed my own pictures. My father had a darkroom and when I left home about 30 years ago, my opportunities for photography diminished, and then I had a family - you know the story....but now I am picking up my Pentax Spotmatic where I left off !!
The second reason is that I inherited a huge amount of MF and 35mm negatives/transparencies and several hundred exhibition prints that were all created by my grandfather Dr S.D.Jouhar between 1930 and 1963. He was a prolific exhibitor in The London Salon (which he was invited to join in 1944) and also the RPS (see www.sdjouhar.com for some examples of his work)
I have been archiving his work and I have a ready supply of very interesting material that I can work with. My father started to do this about 20 years ago, but he died 9 years ago, before good quality scanners were available at a reasonable price, so he was never able to do much with the BW negs.
Anyway, I look forward to learning more and contributing to the forums where I can.
Best Regards to all,