Sir Andrew...The character who was 'known' as "Animal" was indeed a photographer.. and he seemed to favour the Nikon F2 (if my memory serves me well enough, he was a bearded photo- journalists who was somewhat "outside the stream" of dress that was favoured by his fellow
workers at the newspaper.I might guess that that was back in the early to mid seventies... at a time when I too drove around photographing a great many farmers in the agricutural community to record 'the way of the farmer' All way across the country for the Federal Department of Agriculture. I too dressed in jeans and demim or chequerd shirt carrying an F2 (with motor drive). When that programme was "eliminated" I transferred to the local Research Centre (where I spent the next 20 years or so) making photographs of diseased plants, bacterial and fungal cultures, insects (dead and alive) gels, autoradiographs.. photo- micrographs, transmission and scanning electron micrographs, passport/visa and ID photos by the hundreds, hand- coloured lith slides by the thousands, poster sessions etc by the dozen.... and so on....
I must admit I (kind of) miss the work... and the appreciation of the individual scientists for whom I produced the best I could.... but I do NOT miss the stress of having the to numerous 10 to 14 hour days
to meet the demands for 'service'. Ken (and still bearded.... after some 45 years) On 24-Mar-12, at 8:06 PM, Andrew Davidhazy wrote:
I seem to recall (but I may be wrong!) that there was a TV show in the US that referred to a photographer on the staff or something as "animal" ... Am I just imagining this?? If yes then which show? I guess I could google or bing it ...andy
Quando omni flunkus moritati (R. Green)