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Vladislav Kern
Vlad

USA
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Posted - Sep 02 2020 :  3:44:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
Jacques M.
France
2397 Posts
Posted - Sep 03 2020 :  2:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Sep 03 2020 :  2:44:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
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Jacques M.
France
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Posted - Sep 03 2020 :  3:31:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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.
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Bill Parkinson
nightphoto
USA
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Posted - Sep 04 2020 :  11:36:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rest In Peace my friend Alain. I miss you. Bill



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jed
France
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Posted - Sep 30 2020 :  1:43:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit jed's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
Finland
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Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  2:08:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Eleven years? I thought it was just a couple...

Best regards,
Juhani
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  08:45:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Imagine that, right?! Time flies! Jean, that's amazing, I wish my kids showed some interest! Maybe there is still time..

Best regards,
Vlad
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
Finland
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Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  10:43:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rest asssured, mine are around 30 and now I can see things happening, finally ;)

Best regards,
Juhani
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