Geoffrey Crawley, developer of Acutol, Dies

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Joe Makowiec, Nov 7, 2010.

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    He also debunked a myth about 'photographs of fairies'.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/world/europe/07crawley.htm

    Geoffrey Crawley was born in London on Dec. 10, 1926. His father
    was an avid amateur photographer, and as a boy Geoffrey helped him
    in his darkroom. ... Accomplished at chemistry, he invented
    Acutol, a chemical developer for black-and-white film, in the
    1960s.
     
    Joe Makowiec, Nov 7, 2010
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  2. I especially liked the last line of the obit, which seems to sum up
    Crawley's generous ethos ("her" referring to Elsie, one of the hoaxers):

    "How many professed photographers," he added, "can claim to have
    equaled her achievement with the first photograph they ever took?"
     
    David Nebenzahl, Nov 7, 2010
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