Johnnie Vaich had a camera store in Newtonville Square. It was there that Marash Girl bought her first single reflex camera and it was there that Marash Girl received her first lessons in photography. The most important lessons she ever learned from Johnnie Vaich? Take many photos of the same subject, and when you go to develop the photos, (yes, Marash Girl would develop her own photos in those days), "Don't try to select the best photo you've taken; simply get rid of the 'less than best' photos and soon the best will emerge."
Thank you, Johnnie Vaich!
[More on Johnie Vaich in future posts, but today, Marash Girl must be off to a memorial service!]