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General Update

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on April 13, 2012

Troop 61, Saugus, starting the Parents' Night Meeting, 3 APR 12. Chris Charleton with the Flag.

I know… I know… it’s been a while. The Fabulous Donna-Marie had her toe operated on, and I have to drive everyone to everywhere, and do all my other stuff, as well…

Still shooting a lot of B&W… I just love the Leicas and the Twin Lens cameras… can’t stay away.

I opened up on Twitter… @GregMironchuk… follow me, and I’ll have some photos that aren’t on FaceBook or this alleged/purported blog…

The Grand Army Of The Republic Hall, and Museum, in Lynn MA.

Pulled out the Super Graphic, for few frames, in Lynn, MA… my sister, Nadine, was writing a grant proposal for the GAR Hall and Museum, and asked if I’d make some photos, to support it. Mostly digital color, but the place really lent itself to some Large Format B&W.

A couple of Old Friends, at the Old Fart Press Photographers of The North Shore monthly luncheon (held on the first friday of each month, at The Mandarin Danvers restaurant, on Endicott St., in Danvers, just off Route 128), on 6 APR 12... Joe Brown (l.) and Don Young (r.).

Once again, the old Mamiyaflex, and the 55mm f/4.5 lens… a favorite combination of mine…

William, at The Saugus Ironworks National Site, up Central Street, from where we live. The Ironworks is like having a Mini Sturbridge Village, right in your neighborhood!

William, at The Airport Cafe, in North Hampton NH... a great spot for breakfast.

Finally, a couple of nice photos of my William… he’s easy…

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Old Friends

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on April 28, 2010

Bob Crosby

Off to the wake of yet another old friend, Bob Crosby.
Bob had briefly been my boss, at The Oxymoronically Named Daily Evening Item, in Lynn MA, back in the early ’90s. He was a GREAT boss, a GREAT guy, and always a pleasure to be around.
Bob had been a U.S. Marine, back in the early ’50’s, toured Korea, during The Unpleasantries, and was the guy that Eddie Adams reported to, when he was a photographer, in The Marines…
Bob once asked me if I had seen the well-known film of U.S. Marines… in black goggles… “observing” a nuclear bomb detonation, in Utah. He had been one of those Marines (wearing goggles). He then drew close, and said, “I can’t believe that I’m not dead, yet…”
In “Obituese”, Bob loved his children and grandchildren, his garden, his summer place in New Hampshire, by Lake Ossipee, coming out to lunch once a month with The Old Fart Press Photographers of The North Shore (we meet at The Mandarin Danvers MA, on Endicott St., every first friday of the month), and most of all, he loved The Lovely Marge, his Missus of 44 years.
A role model, if there ever was one…