View Full Version : George Lowe, RIP
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...
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.
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...
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.
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!
Thanks for the update, Adrian. I haven't ordered my copy yet, but your post is a powerful reminder to do so.
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