by Skip Cohen
It's Throwback Thursday, and we're turning the clock back to 1987 and one of the very best educational tours ever presented in our industry, Dean Collins' World Tour.
Continuing with my quest during the pandemic, cleaning files and drawers, I found a stash of Hasselblad's newsletters. This was an article in the fall issue, but the fun of throwbacks is all about everything else on Memory Lane they bring to the surface.
Dean's tour brought together three great companies, Hasselblad, Sinar Bron, and Kodak. And along with the business relationships came some incredible friendships. This is where my long time good buddy Tony Corbell came into the picture, and along with Dean, there's so much we'd work on together over the next decade and more.
Dean passed away in 2005, and there's rarely a week that goes by that I don't think about what he'd do in so many different situations today. He became an incredibly good friend, and in a way found immortality in the stories and memories so many of us have and share.
Take the time at least once a week to look in your rearview mirror. It's one of the best ways to appreciate your growth as an artist and the changes in technology and the industry!
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