Over my years I have known a number of other photographers, here are a couple of note...
Colin Prior Way back about 1981 I was working in a camera shop in the west-end of Glasgow. A mate of one of my colleague's and his brother used to pop-into to camera-chat and drink coffee's from "The Vaud".
At the time the chat generally revolved around the brother's interest in Sub-Aqua Photography, and just how leaky could a Nikonos get, what was the perfect perspex underwater SLR housing, and my unending quest for the quirkie end of photographic hardware. We would generally swap our niche catalogues such as Ikelite and Linhof (needless to say my employer stocked neither, but they could happily supply you a leaky Nikonos).
After I left the shop I bumped into the brothers a few times while I was peripatetically bluffing my way in and around London's creative set while pursewing a life of leisure in my native climes. During this time the elder got more out of the water and on to the land.
As time moved on I got further and further away from Glasgow until around 1990 I was siting in Ireland reading an almost fresh 3-day-old copy of the Glasgow Herald doing my occasional native catch-up - and there was a feature devoted to Colin Prior panoramic landscape master. Essentially the brother had done good, very good indeed, with his Linhof Technorama.
Nadin Dunnigan As time moved on to 2000, or there abouts, I ended up doing Tech Authoring and Quality Assurance in a software house in Edinburgh. As the company expanded we needed to cater for other languages, so it came to pass that we needed a German Technical Author, and I recruited Nadin.
Now for those of you who cannot imagine the relentless excitement that is involved in Tech-author-world just think of all the accountancy jokes you can think of and apply abenzodiazepine derivative to the mix - it is a dullness that you have to maintain concentration through. So something has to keep your mind ticking over.
As it came to pass Nadin's interest in photography came to the fore; and she was obviously very very good. You often hear some people "have the eye", that instinctive bit that allows you to set the scene and click without thinking - that is Nadin. There is also one other amazing thing about Nadin's photography; she has never shown me a bad photo, no matter how early on in here embryonic career she was.