I have figured out since I joined this forum that Phil is the photographic equivalent of guitarist Danny Gatton. He was not well known by the public, but other, more famous guitarists were in his shadow and in awe of him. His nickname was "The Humbler" for his superhuman skills.
Whenever I think my images are improving, I see a set Phil posts here or on flickr and think "back to the drawing board. sigh."
"The greatest guitarist you've never heard of."
I have to agree with the anology to Danny Gatton. Never boring. Always pushing things for a little improvement. A tinkerer. And often with jaw-dropping results.