Look what Intern Extraordinare pro tem Lillian Schley did! You might not think this is a beautiful picture, but to me it is. What you're looking at is all (or almost all) of the photo magazine articles I ever wrote. For each article, Lillian clipped the cover and the text pages, put them in sheet protectors, then filed them in binders in order. In so doing she reduced box after heavy box of old magazines I've been carting around and have never had space to store into these nice stacks of handy binders.
Not only does each binder have an index, she also listed the missing issues. Some day I'll prowl eBay and see if I can fill in the missing ones.
The only whole magazines I kept of my own work were the 36 issues of Darkroom Techniques/Photo Techniques (six per year), plus several special issues, that I edited.
It's been a lot of fun to be able to page through all this old stuff and see it easily and at a glance—there are a number of articles I haven't looked at since they were published. I'd forgotten a lot of it.
One thing that I'd forgotten that made me laugh when I saw it again—the column I wrote for Black & White Photography about print quality that just happened to have the worst reproduction quality of any article I ever wrote. [They normally did a good job.] So there I am blathering on about tonal delicacy and "the glow," and the illustrations look like, well, poop.
(As I always say, I hate irony.)
It's odd that some of the articles are now completely dated (a review of a long-gone printing paper from a company that's out of business, for example) and others hold up very well.
The dim light at the end of the tunnel has appeared
We load the trucks tomorrow. I might be ready. And I'm about to go off the Internet for several days, but for my favorite-thing-I-ever-bought iPhone 6+. I have to say I don't begin to understand things like D-Day and the moon landing...selling one house, buying another in a different state, and moving between the two, getting everything done and in proper order, is a task that is right at the frontier of my comprehension of logistics.
Back over to Ctein.
(Thanks to Lillian)
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