</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Annie @ Apr 3 2003, 10:37 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Aggie... I know what you are saying..... I savour these old publications like fine wine!! Everyone seems to be there, wonderful articles by Ctien, Hutchings, Bond...my favourites are the ones with 'Darkroom Discoveries'....many photographers whose work we now know well, presenting their 'undiscovered' talents. Cheers Annie.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
I cannot agree more.
I have a file cabinet drawer+ dedicated to Camera and Darkroom. It is still enlightening and inspiratonal to choose an issue from 1989 or so and re-read - my favorite pastime while waiting for the JOBO to get up to temperature and stablize.
Dated .. much of it is, but my greatest interest is in the psyche-hands-style connection - the elusive mystery of what is the "force" behind the "great ones"...
That "study" never goes out of date.
I can draw some direct parallels with APUG. Here, we have a wonderful collection of talented photographers, and I've never seen anything here petty or mean spirited. We have succeeded in disagreeing in some potentially explosive areas,l with a remarkable respect for each others opinions - and that to me is the mark of a true artist.
Some of the information here is "over my head", some of it is irrelevent - to ME.
And ... and ... I just noticed the tiltle, "Bleaching and Enhancement" ... I am slipping off topic ... anyhow ... I *AGREE* - a bunch!!