Philip’s interest in preserving vintage photographs and related history stems from his early years as a child and youth, accompanying his late father Arthur H. Lomax on camera shoots. These forays usually related to shipping, architectural or railroad subjects utilizing Black and White film initially and Colour 35mm film in later years. Arthur mentored Philip in the art of conventional darkroom processing at an early age and those acquired skills were more recently translated to working in a digital environment when the chemicals and developing processes gave way to scanners, computers with specialized software and modern printing methodology.
Coupled with a keen interest in researching and writing detailed history notes, his father’s, friends’ and associated organizations' formerly stored negatives and slides are now faithfully archived as restored digital images available for limited viewing and sale as prints. This library has proven enjoyable to members of the public as well as being helpful to researchers and other authors who have utilized them in publications such as Philip’s own book “Life on the Copetown Hill”.