Psalms of Renaissance
Neil Fox has more than 30 years of experience in the photographic arts and has been recognized internationally for his innovation in the field. He has been teaching photography for 20 years and has owned and operated a professional photography studio and laboratory for more than 12 years.
He is known as a pioneer and master of the technical aspects of photography and image reproduction. Neil designed the world’s first microprocessor for the lighting equipment used by professional photographers. He also acted as a consultant for the development of screenless printing which is now more commonly known as Stochastic printing.
Neil continues to shoot as a professional photographer with a very diverse base of clients. The outstanding feature of his work is his dedication to quality. His concern for achieving the highest possible standards of reproduction and permanence led him to the renowned Dye Transfer process in 1972. Through many years of painstaking effort, he mastered this difficult and rarely used technique and in the process has become a gifted colourist.
In 1984, feeling a change was needed in his career, he and his family packed up the business and moved to Jerusalem where they lived and he photographed for the next three years. Neil and his wife Barb were attracted to this timeless land by the radical transformations that were taking place. They were drawn to support these transformations in his photography and the message of hope and rebirth that could be communicated through these images. Psalms of Renaissance came from this period.
For the past twelve years Neil has been a faculty member in the Creative Photography Program at Humber College in Toronto. During this time he has written six manuals on photography, co-ordinated the development of the Humber program and completed Psalms of Renaissance.