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Vlad Posted - Sep 02 2020 : 3:44:14 PM
Wow it's been 10 years since Alain has left us, I just wanted to post something remembering one of our original members, always started some great discussions and was full of life and jokes.

A few photos from Bievres in 2009 to remember him by:


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/292020_alain2.JPG
A group photo from our meeting in Bievres
Left to right: myself, Jim McGee, Yuri Boguslavsky, Yuri Davidenko, Claire Berry, Alain (below), David Thomlinson (above), Juhani Halmeenmaki (above), [I'm not sure who's below him, Alain's friend], Jean


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/292020_alain3.JPG
Aidas Pikiotas, Alain and myself


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/292020_alain4.JPG
Alain and Jim McGee (what happened to him??)



http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/292020_alain6.JPG
This photo says it all



And the last email I recevied from him in August 2010.. he passed away a couple of week after..


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/292020_alainJPG.JPG
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cedricfan Posted - Oct 02 2020 : 10:43:52 AM
Rest asssured, mine are around 30 and now I can see things happening, finally ;)

Best regards,
Juhani
Vlad Posted - Oct 02 2020 : 08:45:36 AM
Imagine that, right?! Time flies! Jean, that's amazing, I wish my kids showed some interest! Maybe there is still time..

Best regards,
Vlad
cedricfan Posted - Oct 01 2020 : 2:08:29 PM
Eleven years? I thought it was just a couple...

Best regards,
Juhani
jed Posted - Sep 30 2020 : 1:43:35 PM
Hello,

I remember well that day ! And I will forever.
My son was born on june 2009, and now 11 years old young boy is starting to collect cameras (he's also studying how to repair kiev and zorki's).
Best,
Jean
nightphoto Posted - Sep 04 2020 : 11:36:43 PM
Rest In Peace my friend Alain. I miss you. Bill



Jacques M. Posted - Sep 03 2020 : 3:31:55 PM

Hi Vlad,

No news from Claire. And no news from close friends: possibly her wish...
Last time I had Jim, years ago now, well after he had tried to sell his collection, he was very bad. So...

Best regards too. Jacques.
Vlad Posted - Sep 03 2020 : 2:44:42 PM
Thank you Jacques! Are you in contact with Claire? How is she? Still collecting cameras herself?

Regarding Jim I fear he is not with us anymore, he was battling cancer back in 2009 already when we met in Bievres...

Best regards,
Vlad
Jacques M. Posted - Sep 03 2020 : 2:09:18 PM

Thanks for the souvenir, Vlad.
He was the guy who introduced me to the mysteries of FSU cameras, more than twenty years ago now...
Your photos from Bievres in 2009 are moving.
About Jim, no news after some private messages.

Jacques.

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