I met Norman Mauskopf years ago and I’m glad I did. It’s been a one-sided relationship as I’ve relentlessly picked his brain in regard to doing long-term projects, publishing and darkroom printing. It’s because of him I even have a darkroom. As many of you know, I spend a fair amount of time around photographers which can be an entertaining, and at times, a challenging reality. From time to time I meet someone who knows his or her stuff, but who is also kind and generous with their knowledge. Norman is one of these people. He has a remarkable grasp of photography, photo-history, printing, publishing, and even technology, but he might fight me on this last one. The proud owner of four monographs, all via Twin Palms, Norman continues to make thoughtful work. In addition, he has taught generations of other image makers how to be just that much better.
Thanks for the great interview. Norman is a gem. A natural teacher, and a fine photographer. No one studies, understands, or loves photography books more than Norman. His books are exceptional works of art, and just fun to spend time with. If you have a chance to study with Norman, or buy a print, or a book of his just do it. You will have no regrets, & delightfull surprises. He is the best of us.
You are right on. A gem. I wish there were more of him, but perhaps when cloning becomes routine we can cook another Norman up.
Loving the interviews, thanks Daniel. As a young Design student with a strong interest in documentary photo work, the resources and posts you provide are inspirational and motivating.
Good to know. Not much traffic here yet, but want it to grow with the right kind of people. Thanks for writing.