Thanks for mentioning the "Obsession 6x17" Moose, yes Brian did have one of
those, made by a good friend of Andrew Fildes (still alive AFAIK), but
Razzledog (the maker, can't remember his real name) is not.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: olympus <olympus-
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> Behalf Of Moose
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> Subject: Re: [OM] Brian Swale
> On 7/25/2023 4:03 AM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
> > I received the following Facebook post from Brian Swale's daughter:
> > " We are sad to let you all know that Dad (Brian Swale) passed away on
> > Saturday night in Ripponburn Hospital. Brian passed peacefully after
> > a sudden illness. We will keep you all updated on events happening this
> > Thank you."
> > Brian was a long time member of this list and great supporter of
> > Olympus cameras -
> > I don't think he ever had a camera that wasn't Olympus!
> Not quite so . . . Remember the hand made 120 film 6x17 cm camera? A
> beautiful object:
> "BTW I'm finding it is trickier than anticipated to find subjects suitable
> 6x17 negatives; but I'll get there. Fun stuff; a luxurious 4 shots per
roll of 120
> film ( 220 film not usable, since the backing paper is essential); frame
> boundaries being determined by looking for numbers on the backing paper
> rolling past through an open hole (glass-less in this case) as in the days
> yore (Box Brownie)." (2009)
> "And to respond to Wayne's question, Yes I still have the Obsession 6x17
> have been seriously thinking about putting film through it again." (2016)
> In photos posted here, Brian generally looked anywhere from uncomfortable
> to grim.
> With this nice exception.
> I don't approve of this trend as I get older of friends dying off!
> Missing Them Moose
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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