Well, here we are. The final chapter in Doc K.E. Ford's brilliant collection. There's been heaps of smiles and a few tears putting this all together and we hope you've been enjoying the show
We're taking a small serious note and kicking this last set off with a tribute to those who are no longer with us. We have to note that these are only of people included in this collection and not intended as a full Memorium of fallen Waikato comrades. And we freely admit we may have missed including some people that we didn't know had gone, or simply just didn't recognise. If we did, please accept our apologies and let us know. We will add them in.
To those that are included below, we miss you all and hope that wherever you are, the beer is cold and the volume is set to 11. Rock on!
Muso Club Nights
It’s been a steep learning curve from darkroom to laptop…but it’s not quite over yet.
Back in the day, only a handful of these images saw the light of day. Darkroom processing was an enjoyable but costly business in time and money.
Working in the light with scanner and laptop has afforded the luxury of processing every frame in the archive but created the daunting task of selecting images from a pool of over 2000.
Stephen King once noted “To write is human, to edit is divine.”
Phil Walsh is the divine one in this collaboration. Without his editing and curation skills this exhibition would not have happened and I cannot thank him enough.
Working with my monochrome archive has provided moments of joy, sadness, and inspiration as I revisited the wealth of talent and emotions captured 30 years ago, of those who are still with us, and those we have sadly lost.
WOW! What a great collection of memories. And what an almost impossible job of selecting from Doc's full collection. Please share these pages far and wide. This was a labour of love and we hope that as many of those photographed as possible get to see these images and remember being part of an amazing period of Waikato music history. And...if you were one of them, please contact us and we will get you copies of those you are included in.
AWESOME thanks to Doc K.E. for sharing her spectacular talent. (I just wonder what else she's got stashed away.)
Cheers and Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy. Phil