I started hearing about this guy named, Horst.
A bit of a legend. Photographer and great portraitist Alex Waterhouse-Hayward had nothing but great things to say about him. If you visit, his site you can a see fine portrait of Horst.
Horst's name also started popping up on all sorts of sites on photography. Alex calls him "the Merlin to his Excalibur."
You see, Horst Wenzel is the FILM camera repair technician to some of the best photographers in Vancouver and even has his fans on the other side of the world.
I really wanted to meet him and finally did at the Vancouver Camera Show on Sunday. Then I visited his home workshop where Horst and I had a chance to talk about his craft at a time when digital photography is dominating the profession.