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    wbaxter
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    Was thinking about HCB again and was wondering if he did his own darkroom work or did he have a specialist technician he used. My reason for asking is that I read an article recently about a Fleet Street technician who used to turn sports shots into virtual works of art.

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    No, he didn’t. He seems to have had no interest in the process involved after pressing the shutter release.

    You are right that many specialised in printing mono to perfection and there were often detailed articles in Amateur Photographer about how a particular print had been done.

    Other “greats” were involved in the whole process of course; James Ravilious blamed inhaling chemical fumes in his tiny cottage darkroom for the lymphoma which killed him.

     

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    Ian McNab
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    HCB explained his lack of interest in printing with the epigram “The hunter is not a chef!”

     

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