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Date November 21, 2017
Name Nicola Beauman
Email nicola.beauman@icloud.com
Country UK or rather DK (Disunited)
Comments Dear Roger Hicks, we are reprinting Tory Heaven next April. It will be the fifth Laski novel Persephone Books has done and I had long dithered about it (it's only a long short story really) but the tragedy of Brexit has made it sadly relevant. So I wanted to thank you for writing it up so interestingly, yours is about the only mention of it on the web - Reading 1900-1950 or whatever it's called doesn't really get it. And I am writing to ask - with your obviously brilliant internet skills are you able to find any original reviews? Ie. how was it greeted at the time? When it was reprinted the next year in the US (or DS) as Toasted English Kirkus didn't really get it. I have decided not to have a preface because what is there to say except gnashing of teeth? But if you wanted to write something for the Persephone Biannually I would be delighted. Very best wishes Nicola Beauman Persephone Books London WC1N 3NB




Date August 11, 2017
Name Paolo Spada
Email p1s1@libero.it
Country Italy
Comments I like very much your way to write about photography... and sure... your photographs too. Great work. Thank you.




Date July 30, 2017
Name Anthony Bilmes
Email Anthonybilmes@yahoo.com
Country UK
Comments Good morning I made a small donation via Paypal some days ago and would like to know that you received it. Thank you Anthony Bilmes




Date July 10, 2017
Name Anthony Bilmes
Email Anthonybilmes@yahoo.com
Country UK
Comments I have read you from time when I buy Amateur Photographer but not looked properly at your website which is a cornucopia of interest and excitement. Thank you very much. Anthony Bilmes - no-time digital photographer: street in London and flowers in the countryside.




Date April 28, 2017
Name John Blucher
Email cbmotors56@yahoo.com
Country USA
Comments Hi!!




Date September 14, 2016
Name Tom Demachy
Email demachy@live.co.uk
Country UK
Comments Have most of your books, esp. value Med&Largeformatphoto. A good idea for a book would be what films and papers there are available now, most of the manufacturers you quote either have gone out of business or severely restricted types etc. Hope that getting older does not stop yr output. Keep the flag flying for US and UK. Tom




Date August 27, 2016
Name Jon Tarrant
Email jontarrant@yahoo.com
Country Jersey
Comments Hi Roger I happened to be browsing for something and your site popped up like a blast from the past! I've also had a look at the .eu site but couldn't see a guest book so thought I'd say "hi" here. Best wishes to you both. Jon




Date June 19, 2016
Name Joe Farace
Email joefarace@gmail.com
Country USA
Comments I was just think about you both today and just found your website. I have so many fond memories of our visits at various trade shows including the famous drinking contest between Bonnie & Bernie at the PMA show in Orlando. Alas all three have moved on. I'm still writing for the magazine which is a far cry for what it once was. All the best to you both,




Date May 18, 2016
Name Pete Watkins
Email pete.watkins1@btinternet.com
Country England
Comments A superb website.




Date May 9, 2016
Name JayDann Walker
Email jaydannwalker@yahoo.com.au
Country Australia
Comments Dear R&F, Earlier today (09.05.2016) I had a look at your new web site. I won't comment. It would distress me too much. What has happened? And why? Have you given up on your old web site? To me, you are the last of the Old School photographers, who pursue the craft for the love of it. Obviously, like me, you are dinosaurs in this D-everything age. Don't get me started on 21st century photo-crap. I could write enough on this topic to grind out a book, which of course would never sell. Who buys books nowadays? Is there any hope for you to return to the old style of writing I so loved in your original web site? Or have market forces driven you to try other things? If so, then dare I say it, your new format will not do it, as it just doesn't cut it. Yahoo style. Written as a very serious comment. With my best regards, JD in Sarawak.




Date January 26, 2016
Name Nei
Email neilkrans@yahoo.com
Country what used to be USA
Comments I haven't visited your site for a while, but I read your 2 May 2013 thoughts about photograph "fermentation" shortly after I had gone through a couple hundred of my archived prints. Perhaps fortuitously, because I'd pitched a half dozen in the trash ("WHAT was I thinking!") and several others in a stack to remind me that I absolutely must pull those negatives and take another try them. Thanks so much for your faithfulness in updating your site. I do enjoy it and it so often validates my own thoughts. Come to think of it, that happens all too infrequently, so thanks again. A donation is forthcoming. How true.




Date January 12, 2016
Name Adrian England
Email adrian.england@btinternet.com
Country United Kingdom
Comments I stumbled across your book, Medium Format Handbook, in the late 80's. It opened the door to the world beyond 35mm. A place I have enjoyed ever since. Thank you




Date December 19, 2015
Name David Murray
Email mediapixdave@hotmail.com
Country UK
Comments I have Roger's book on Black and White Photography. I repeatedly delve into it. I also have the lens boo and low-light photography. I use a pair of Leica MDa bodies with a 3.5cm f3.5 Summaron lens and SBLOO finder atop. Focus is by scale and as Roger says, estimating exposure is easy after a while. Film is XP2 and is scanned to disc for me. So my bodies are "digital" cameras! All the best. David Murray.




Date October 16, 2015
Name Kieran Dandy
Email KieranDandy@hotmail.co.uk
Country uk
Comments Hi Roger, really love 'final analysis' in amateur photographer. Keep it up. Your page here and your books are always fascinating. Whenever I want inspiration and sound philosophy your words keep me going! P.s I finally got my 35mm lens. Regards Kieran Dandy




Date September 7, 2015
Name bobby kulik
Email robertkulikphotography@hotmail.com
Country U.S.A.
Comments Been here before, but this time looking for things about Harmon Direct Positive paper.




Date August 9, 2015
Name Andrew Kleinfeld
Email kleinfel@alaska.net
Country USA
Comments I've been enjoying your excellent photos and commentary and books for years, and traditional analogue photography for more years (darkroom work started 1957). Thanks.




Date July 6, 2015
Name Willem Wernsen
Email willemwernsen.photographer@gmai.com
Country the Netherlands
Comments excellent photography, Nice tot meet you in Arles yesterday. Willem Wernsen www.willemwernsen.com




Date May 10, 2015
Name PM Schuler
Email pschuler@pschuler.net
Country USA
Comments Just starting out in photography (specifically, B&W, with my late mother-in-law's Olympus 35RD). Your articles are well written, thoughtful, and accessible. Thanks. /Peter




Date May 5, 2015
Name Eric Nelson
Email handsomestranger5@hotmail.com
Country Arizona - USA
Comments Great site




Date March 22, 2015
Name Allan Barr
Email albarr999@btinternet.com
Country uk
Comments Always a pleasure to visit this site! Best regards




Date March 1, 2015
Name Donald Rees
Email drees@sva.org
Country USA
Comments Great M8-8.2 reviews. So well written, English-wise. I look to buy maybe a used M8.2 to replace my dear M3 from 1965 or so. My lenses are Summicron 50/f3.5, Tele-Elmarit 135/f2.8, and Summaron 35/f2.




Date February 15, 2015
Name Mary Martin
Email marymartinartandphotography@gmail.com
Country USA
Comments Excellent web site - I stumbled into it researching film development. Thank you for creating such an in depth view of the craft. I have book marked and will be back to visit many more times to come.




Date January 11, 2015
Name Carlos Ahumada G.
Email carlos.ahumada1@gmail.com
Country Chile
Comments Beautifull work done. Congratulations




Date January 11, 2015
Name David Thorpe
Email Lead_slinger57@yahoo.com
Country USA
Comments I really enjoy this site , Thanks for all the information




Date January 10, 2015
Name Ron Stephenson
Email ronstep22@talktalk.net
Country Great Britain
Comments Hello, Many years ago I spent 15 years of my life in my professional darkroom making large hand prints for pro photographers. 99.9% of them were colour - virtually nothing in black and white. B/W has been my first love since I was a boy, with my first 35mm camera, a Braun Paxett! I found your website by accident and I am now going to make full use of it. I am finding that I have still got lots to learn. Wonderful! Please keep up the good work.