Kate and Geir Jordahl. Both combine to provide the energy, knowledge and understanding to get the most out of any workshop or classroom experience.
They began PhotoCentral in Hayward, CA -- a community darkroom, classes and workshop provider for the SF Bay Area. Both are extremely well-versed in silver printing, and in the use of IR film. Kate knows how to handle a LF camera as well as being on top of the curve of digital photography.
Two of the nicest people one would ever meet. Photography is their passion -- and it infuses any situation they are in.
I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
Hmmm....I'd have to say John Blakemore- a great photographer and printer, an inspiring teacher and ARGG. He even made the fisherman's smock into an essential fashion accessory for any aspiring BW photographer LOL.
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.