Forgive this digression: Once upon a time, many decades ago, there was this small group of guys who worked together. Irv Brace, Allen Jones, Rod MacTaggart and myself. Rod’s in the U.S. and couldn’t make this second meeting of The Gentlemen’s Club, but Irv, Allen and I met for a get-together today at lunch to talk about . . . well, cameras and kids and computers and blogs and health issues and probably a few other things.
In the picture, Allen, right, makes a point while Irv tests out his cataract-free eyes.
We were all connected in some way, shape or form, with the magazines Canadian Photography and Photo Canada. We’re all journalists and three of the four are also photographers.
And it’s called The Gentlemen’s Club as something of a joke, sparked by a salutation in an email.
We dispensed with the reading of the minutes of the first meeting, seeing as no one took minutes at the first meeting. And since no one took minutes at this meeting, I suspect the reading of the minutes will be dispensed with the next time we meet.
Next spring, gentlemen?