December 04, 2004

Colin McKenzie, Pioneer Photographer

Ian Hamet has one of his usual smashing writeups of the documentary film Forgotten Silver, which tells the story of the New Zealand photographer Colin McKenzie, a man whose invention and genius was equalled, so far as I can tell, only by his bad luck and personal fecklessness. Had things gone better for him he'd be a household name today, like Thomas Edison; instead, he's virtually unknown. Food for thought, really.

Posted by Will Duquette at December 4, 2004 08:47 AM