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    Peter Gowland has died

    Peter died March 17. My favorite glamour photographer and a really classy guy.

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    That is sad news. Best wishes to his family.
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    I'm really sorry to hear that, I used to visit his site often looking for his memories.
    My deepest condolences to his family
    Luis Miguel Castañeda Navas
    http://imaginarymagnitude.net/

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    My condolences too - what an amazing and inspirational life.

    Marc

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    Another of the greats has gone. May he enjoy his well-deserved rest, and may his memory and his cameras continue to inspire generations of new photographers!

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    This is sad news. I admired his images.

    Regards, Art.
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    'Tis a sad day indeed. Back in the early 70's, I wanted to be just like him, and always wanted one of his 4x5 Gowlandflex cameras (of course, it was unaffordable then).

    Rick

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    I remember when I bought my first large format camera, and 8x10" Gowland Pocket View on eBay that I still use (I also had a 4x5" version for a few years), and I had to order an extension rail and a few lensboards for it. I found the address online and mailed a letter, and a few days later was shocked when Peter Gowland himself called me in my office to check on the details. Since then we've occasionally been in touch by e-mail. He always loved to talk about his cameras and to find out what people were doing with them, and was eager to offer advice to younger photographers like myself.

    Check out his website, www.petergowland.com , for more background on his life and career.

    One of my favorite pages on that site is this collection of photographs of family and friends on the beach near their home--

    http://www.petergowland.com/Glamour0002.html
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    A visit to his site a while ago inspired me to start drawing up plans for a 5"x4" TLR. It's currently on the list of four thousand and seven things I should get round to one day!


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    I once called for info on his 4x5 aerial camera and was surprised when I ended up speaking with Peter. Even after it became clear that his 4x5 aerial wouldn't fit my needs, he was happy to spend time discussing aerial photography in general. Like Mike says, a real classy guy.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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