Actually, it was an Iceland connection. David Bram, one of the creators of this cool e-zine, was on the Schwab-ian Iceland trip in 2007. That trip still gets top prize on my list for having one of the most compatible groups of photographers who were ever randomly assembled. Very cool sort of karma at work back in April of '07.
And thanks to all for the kind comments. This project has really begun to take shape. Who knew you could print 35mm Tmax3200 negs at 22x28 in palladium?