In 1956 I founded BP imaging. Back then it was called “Tom Bochsler Photography” and since we have grown a great deal over the years. A lot of things have changed in that time too.
My first wireless receiver was a crystal set. Few know anything about them now but it was a simple ‘home built’ method for receiving radio broadcast and you had to use headphones. These days it is the norm to see iPods and ear buds almost anywhere you go. Communication has changed too over the years and now blogging appears to be the new norm. It is very new to me and I hope that I can add some interesting history to it.
In my years I have taken an overwhelming amount of photos. For the longest time I just had them in storage but over the past 2 years I have taken and donated just under a million photographic negatives and transparencies to the History and Archives Canada and to the Hamilton Public Library. These photographs cover my career from 1956 till 1992. They are in the process of making selections and scanning in the images so that they can be accessible to anyone. Quite an undertaking! I can still identify most of the photographs and the circumstances when they were made. I feel very fortunate to have found a home for all these images and feel they have great potential for research and education.
I enjoy the challenges of producing very interesting photographs in any industry. Now as I wind down most of my photographs relate to images taken in my travels. I invite you to look at the following links. The first is a few photos from my career and the second is a few photos from my travels.
Enjoy Tom Bochsler
Great blog Tom, I look forward to reading more from you and the crew at BPI!