Today, I found out that Gene Laughter (rhymes with "daughter") passed away on February 14th. He was a master photographer and bromoil artist. By the time I got interested in the process, he had quit doing workshops, so I had to content myself with purchasing his book, "Bromoil 101" and a video he made on the the process showing techniques on "hopping," as it is often called by those artists. Despite being unable to take a class from him, I chatted online with him several times, and he was unfailingly courteous, encouraging, and even flattering - heady stuff for a bumbling beginner like me. As film photographers become more marginalized, those making beautiful art from alternative photographic techniques such as bromoil become even more so - and we have lost a dear one! Here's a link to some of his work. He never bothered with his own website. My personal favorite, "Pork Chops" This one shows his mastery of adding color to bromoils, which is so often a B&W process. Please do look. RIP, Gene - and thanks for the advice on those brushes!