Having seen Maurice Wooller’s flower photos on this website, Bill Banks writes in October 2006:
“During the sixties I was a schoolboy in Windsor and a member of the Windsor Camera Club. Maurice Wooller - or 'Mr Wooller’ as he was known - was a very gifted amateur photographer and one of the club's most distinguished members.
I well remember a talk he gave entitled 'Photographing wild flowers'. He explained that these photographs were taken on a simple Praktica 4 camera, fitted with a bellows attachment and a homemade electronic flash/reflector set-up. He always used Agfa CT18 slide film. Even by sixties' standards, this equipment was modest but the results are stunning. It was difficult to believe (and still is) that these are flash photographs, when the balance between daylight and flash is so perfect and the results so completely natural. All the exposures had to be calculated by hand, taking into account the available light, the extension of the bellows and the flash to subject distance. It would be a real challenge to replicate these photographs, even with the equipment available to us today.
To see today, photographs I last saw projected on a screen 40 years ago has been a real privilege.”