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.