The story of a man who terrorized the women of Sydney, Australia, back in the 1950s. As told to me by my father Wally Tuchin, crime scene photographer in the Scientific Investigation Bureau
Like my dad I went into imaging of crimes but I did it through hospitals and not the police. I also videoed many expeimental surgeries durng my 16 year career. In this episode I talk about some of the highlights and low lights.
Wrong Place Wrong Time
Dad had to photograph many scenes where the victim found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this episode I talk about some of the unusual cases that Dad photographed along with the photos that he took
The Latest in Technology circa 1950s
The Scientific Investigation Bureau thought they were working on the cutting edge of technology. By today’s standards it’s laughable but the guys in SIB did what they could. In this episode I talk about the introduction of colour photography at crime scenes and how old fashioned legwork was still the backbone of detective work
During Dad’s career in crime scene photography, there were a lot of stuff-ups. Some were mechanical faults with the cameras, some were human error and some were just bizarre. This episode speaks about the culture of forensics back in the 1950s and what never went to court
All crime scenes are gruesome in some way but some affect the photographers more than others. These are the crime scenes that affected dad most. Almost seventy years on and he still remembers them like yesterday. A warning: some stories may be confronting to the listeners.
Starting in SIB
My father got into crime scene photography in a very unusual way. He was not even a photographer. This episode tells the story of his entry into the Scientific Investigation Bureau and the police culture of that time