Something of a “soft launch”

Other than being the first real post on a new site, this is also something of an “experiment”. An “experiment” in a sense to test and to see if everything has come together as expected. Just the way it goes.

Doing something on a test server is not always doing much the same thing on a production server. On a test server, I’m kind of sequestered in a little “dark” gnome like cave where everything is pretty much comfy and cosy and where the expected is expected and things work like clockwork. On a production server, while more robust and whatever, it’s a bit like Hobson’s choice – as in not knowing what to expect. Well, you do and you don’t.

OK, I’m rambling. Let’s put this up and let’s see how it goes.

The basic remit of this, The Lost Years Project, is to raise funds to bring this body of work and other related photography done between 1976 to around 1994 together, to digitise the negatives from which these images are derived and then, to create various products such as prints, print portfolios and books featuring this photography. There is a wealth of photography here that should find its way into the public realm – one way or the other. The PDF eBooks I have on offer here are but a small token of this effort. There’s a lot more from where all this came.

About Rogan Coles
With over four decades of professional working experience in the field, Rogan produces images that are telling and compelling. His expertise in corporate branding and architectural photography has earned him a reputation as an accomplished professional in these fields. On the flipside – Rogan’s passion is social documentary photography and visual storytelling. As a visual storyteller, Rogan brings his own unique perspective to each of his projects, capturing the essence of the story being told. Rogan has worked extensively on architectural, corporate and editorial assignments across Asia, in the UK, Canada and across southern Africa.

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TECHNICAL NOTES: This photograph was made using a Leica M4-P together with a LEICA SUMMILUX 35mm f/1.4 lens. The film used was probably Ilford’s HP5 souped up in Ilford’s Ilfotec HC black and white film developer.

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