View Full Version : George Lowe, RIP

03-26-2013, 06:18
George Lowe, the second photographer to the 1953 expedition that conquered Everest, has died. Why am I posting this in the Retina section? Read on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9946849/George-Lowe.html

The book mentioned is published on May 7th. I'll be hitting the bookshop...



03-27-2013, 08:41
Thanks for posting this, Adrian. I didn't know he used a Retina on that famous occasion. I will keep an eye out for the book too.



03-27-2013, 10:44
My pleasure Alex, at least as far as reporting someone's death can be pleasurable.

I didn't realise he used a Retina either, I assume that it was a logical choice for an expedition of that type owing to the camera's small size. I knew about Hillary's second-hand Retina, I wonder how much note-comparing they did?

It was nice to see the picture of him changing films - when I spotted the obit I'd just got back from the Lake District where I put the first film through my newly Chris Sherwood-ed Retina II myself. George's results were better...


05-06-2013, 06:55
The new book of Lowe's photographs was mentioned in yesterday's Sunday Times. The photographs in the paper's magazine are stunning.

Info on the book from the publisher's website is here - http://www.thamesandhudson.com/The_Conquest_of_Everest/9780500544235

If you have yesterday's Sunday Times, or are a subscriber (there's a paywall), you can get the book for 20.

Thought forum users might be interested.

07-03-2013, 13:23
My copy arrived three days ago. The only thing that has stopped me reading it cover to cover is that I am trying to savour it!

Well worth the investment, some nice camera porn too, and a wonderful list of instructions for getting the best out of your cameras on a mountain!


07-03-2013, 13:41
Thanks for the update, Adrian. I haven't ordered my copy yet, but your post is a powerful reminder to do so.