Grant Haist, Great loss to us all

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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Grant Haist.

Although he was not an APUG member, he was perhaps most well known to us all for his significant works. I am very sad having lost a dear friend. I wish that I had been able to see him more.

Ron Mowrey
 

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My most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your friend. They say you can know a person from his or her writing. If so, Grant Haist was a wonderful person. I treasure the volumes he left us.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this. A great loss to the photographic world.
 

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his spirit lives on in each one of us that does photography...he made the world a better place because of it
have an amazing day everyone!!
best, peter
 

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RIP, Grant Haist
 

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May he rest in peace.

Condolences to his family and friends and, in particular, you Ron.

I'm going to suggest that the moderators add his name to the thread title.
 

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Ron, for those that did not know him, could you please post a biography?
 

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from his own web site: what a productive life.
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Grant Haist was Senior Research Associate at the Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, New York for 32 years before retiring in 1983. He was active in both technical matters and photographic affairs. He has 28 U.S. patents, two other books and many technical articles to his credit. His photographic work has appeared in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Smith-sonian, Kodak Publications and numerous other publications. Fellowships from Royal Society of Great Britain, Photographic Society of America and Society for Imaging Science and Technology have honored his accomplishments
 
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Grant was a Senior Research Associate of KRL. He wrote several books including the Monobath Manual and Modern Photographic Processing. His latest book covered George Eastman's cameras. See it on www.haistpress.com and try to get a copy of his books.

I first met him while working on Dye Bleach and Instant thermal in about 1970, and he told me that he had never done color and wanted to learn more as he wrote his book. He used to come over here and use my darkroom. We have several Research Disclosures together.

He was an accomplished National Geographic photographer, and in the photo above, he had just returned from the Falkland Islands taking pictures of the wildlife. He had been bitten by a penguin and in escaping had damaged his Nikon. I was trying to find him a replacement part but we failed to find one in my gadget box. So, we spent an afternoon talking.

Grant and I lost touch when Kodak transferred him to Kodak Office to work on a new book and then I heard he took an early retirement. Just shortly after that, tragedy struck and his wife died. Shortly after, he had a stroke. He finally remarried and carried on with a rich productive life living in Okemos, Rochester and Naples.

When he recovered from his stroke, he took up his work and (not sure of the sequence) retraced Adams footsteps through the Grand Tetons at the request of the NG. He was never able to get those 4x5 Ektachromes processed, and I have them today in my freezer. We have no idea if they are still good. There are a hundred or more 4x5s to process.

Many of the photos in the Kodak How To series were taken by Grant.

So, I take up in the middle of Grant's life so to speak.

PE
 

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I've certainly learned a few things from his books. My copy of "The Monobath Manual" is full of notes and test negs. Condolences to those who were fortunate enough to have known him personally.
 

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Condolences and appreciation for the work of a great artisan.
 

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He was never able to get those 4x5 Ektachromes processed, and I have them today in my freezer. We have no idea if they are still good. There are a hundred or more 4x5s to process.

Sounds like quite a life.
I'm sure there would be more than a few people willing to send some money kickstarter-style to get those chromes processed and turned into a book (no matter how they turn out).
 

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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Grant Haist.

Although he was not an APUG member, he was perhaps most well known to us all for his significant works. I am very sad having lost a dear friend. I wish that I had been able to see him more.

Ron Mowrey

great loss indeed.I learned a lot from his two-volume book.:sad:
 

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So sorry to hear of Grant's passing. My sympathies to his family and you, Ron.
 

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My condolences to Grant's family and to yours on the loss of your friend. :sad:
 

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RIP Mr. Haist.

I wonder if anyone will continue distributing his book.
 

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I would like to order his two volume book set on the the chemistry of film and prints, but the website is closed. It does not show up on the website for the George Eastman Museum. Any suggestions?
 
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