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← Geoffrey Crawley, 83, Dies; Gently Deflated a Fairy Hoax

scottishgeologist's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by scottishgeologist

Very sorry to hear of the death of Geoffrey Crawley - I wasnt aware of his Cottingley Fairies debunking, but I was aware that he invented Acutol, the famous B+W film developer.

I used to do a lot of B+W photography in the pre-digital age (which isnt actually that long ago...)

Many photographers will have worked with that wonderful combination of FP4, Acutol and a Patterson's System 4 developing tank. Digital just doesnt have that "romance" if that is the right word!

Thank you Geoffrey Crawley for many happy darkrrom days/nights!

:-) SG

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 21:36:23 UTC | #544316