Like old times


We have decided that it’s time to get serious about digitizing the work we did as a photographer, especially from the 1970s and 1980s, when we worked for a daily newspaper. So we dug into our garage, where a dozen or more boxes of old negatives and prints reside, along with a mothballed Nikon film scanner.

We have engineered a workflow not unlike the one I helped set up at the (then Hearst-owned) San Francisco Examiner, one of the country’s first ‘all digital’ photo operations. After sorting negatives on a light table (which is of the same vintage as my photos), the selects go into the Nikon scanner, and thence to files on my Mac. It’s a photographer’s version of ‘digitally remastering’ his/her work.

The photos bring back memories of those days in Los Angeles, especially in the late 70s, when I raced L.A.’s freeways, with a police- and fire-frequency scanner crackling loudly over a background of rock and roll from the likes of radio station KROQ. Anyway, 15 hi-res scans so far…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Like old times

  1. Anonymous says:

    Those LA photos were how we discovered in 1995.

  2. cg says:

    Y’all want 70s and 80s LA photos? C’mon down…

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