Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/28

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Subject: Re: Roll call
From: Alex Hurst <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 12:21:06 +0000

Alex Hurst
Cork, Ireland

52 last March.
Met Carmel (Megaflorist of the Universe) in '88 and married her in '90.
Moved to Cork, Ireland in '93, and would never move back.

Graduated in History from Cambridge, UK in '66. M.A. (Cantab.) 1970.
Spent 22 years in the advertising business, most of them as CEO of an
Ogilvy & Mather agency in the UK. Semi-retired in '92. Now running an Irish
consultancy company helping small business start-ups, and crunching numbers
in Ireland's largest single site flower business.

First Leica: III with Summar in '64 - staffer for the University rag, and
publicist for a Cambridge rock group.

Current Leica count: M3 (2), M2, CL, IIIfBD, IIIa, Standard. Glass from
21/3.4 SA up 280 Telyt.

Also into classic Nikon SLRs and lenses. Many of these can be seen on our
home site.

Latest acquisition: Canon 7 LTM with 50/1.2 (the 'LTM M4' according to
Stephen Gandy)

Macintosh fan at work and and at play. 'Digital darkroom' runs under
Photoshop on a PowerMac with 144Mb of RAM at home.

Avid sampler of the 'black stuff', with a leaning towards the local Cork
brew, Murphy's Stout.

Alex Hurst
Cork Florists
19 Winthrop St, Cork
Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353 21 270 907
Fax: +353 21 271 248
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