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Shred, Baby… Shred…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 30, 2011

Boston's own "Shredlord", Joe Stump.

Sporting a RARE… and I do mean RARE… smile, Boston’s own King Of Shred, Joe Stump, photographed in 1990 for the now defunct, but always-will-be-missed Cambridge Music Center, which was in Cambridge MA, at the time. Joe is holding a guitar whose neck is scalloped, between the upper frets, which allows him to so some high-energy string bending, and other assorted mayhem, on the guitar. “Shredding” is playing a LOT of notes and scales, on the electric guitar, very quickly, and very LOUD!!!

Half-Moons, and Pizzelli…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 30, 2011

Mike D'Orsi, owner of D'Orsi's Bakery in Peabody, MA.

Mike D’Orsi makes my William’s favorite Pizzelli cookies… and some of my favorite Apple Turnovers, all the Italian Pastries that you can imagine, and a darned fine Pan Pizza… located at 197 Washinton St. Tell him that William sent you, and he’ll say, “WHO????”

Taking A Wide View…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 30, 2011

Boston Globe Photographer George Rizer, taking in The Naylor Camera Collection, with a collectable Widelux camera.

Veteran Lensman George Rizer, making Photographic Hay, while the Boston Press Photographers’ Association toured The Jack Naylor Collection… the single most extensive collection of important and historic cameras, ever. Naylor’s collection included cameras owned by Margaret Bourke-White, the high-speed camera that photographed the first Atomic Bomb Test, and George Eastman’s suicide note…

Unvarnished and Untarnished…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 30, 2011

Longtime Boston University President, John Silber

Boston University President, John Silber, being interviewed by the Editorial Staff of The Malden Evening News and Medford Mercury, in Malden MA, at the start of his 1990 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. At best, President Silber could be described as, “controversial”… certainly, nobody who wasn’t on his payroll could describe him as “generally electable”.

Good To The Last Drop…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 25, 2011

Can O' Flowers

What’s to say? A colorful bunch of flowers, in a coffee can… they ain’t all in B&W…

More Old Friends…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 25, 2011

Don Young, one of the Deans of News Photography, in the Greater Boston Area.

Old pal, Don Young… who has been a News Photographer since at least The Big Bang… another Saugus Kitchen Photo, made on 4×5 film, using an old Crown Graphic camera, and a 240mm Scneider lens.

Not There, anymore…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 25, 2011

The Old Rowe Quarry rock crusher, in Saugus MA.

The Rowe Quarry used to be just off of U.S. Route One, north of Boston, on the Saugus/Revere line. When I was a kid, the huge stone that they were cracking into little ones, reminded me of The Rock of Gibralter. The quarry is now a bunch of condominium buildings… just not as interesting, anymore.
This photo was made with a Toyo 4×5″ view camera, and a wide-angle Schneider lens. You can see the grain, in the weathered wood…

My William…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 25, 2011

Another "Kitchen Portrait"... a very young William.

William… in the kitchen, here in Glorious Saugus… done with my Super Graphic, and a 135mm Xenar… available light.

Chicks…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 25, 2011

Becky Smyrnios and Stephanie Lee, and their website... Chicks On Football...

This was an old assignment from The Boston Globe… I got to Smyrnios’ home in Peabody, where I confirmed that I knew her father-in-law, who was the Athletic Director at Peabody High School… and I knew Stephanie from Verizon, where she works.
“Chicks On Football” was a VERY popular site, in those days… they were profiled in Sports Illustrated. I didn’t think that it was very unusual, because my sisters know a heckuva lot more about football than I do.

Elephant Lunch Break…

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on August 19, 2011

Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants, chowing down in Boston's Downtown Crossing.

For some number of years, when The Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town, the Circus people would march the elephants from wherever they had to stash their train, to The Boston Garden, to have a week of Circus… not surprisingly, they would make a great Publicity Event out of it. In 1983, they brought ’em all down to Boston’s Retail District, on Washington Street, and had ’em eat a bucketload of lettuce, and whatever else elephants like to eat.
The photo was made from the awning that The Jordan Marsh Co., a department store, had overhanging Washington Street.