Gus Lazzari [Gus Lazzari]

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In 1975 at 15 years old I began working for Gus & Maria Bohanec, owners of Alvin's Photo Supply in Pasadena CA USA (Arguably the first "Leica Store"). This wonderful couple absolutely adored Leicas. Their own collection and the inventory for sale were just spectacular. If anybody remembers, Gus Bohanec was a camera repair tech that had seen many cameras cross his bench. He took me under wing and they all called me "Junior". I truly enjoyed working there, especially on Saturdays; it was like "Cheers", everybody knew each others names and we all shared and discussed photography. I miss both, the people and those days. I progressed from there fully entrenched with my love of repair and fine equipment. Eventually moved on to a repair only environment with General Camera Repair, also in Pasadena. There I was further trained by a very knowledgeable gentleman named Bob Fairfield. 1980 in the city of Glendale I opened my own shop named; "The Camera Doctor". 10 years later I had three locations, Glendale, Pasadena & Big Bear. Unfortunately, divorce caused the dismantling of these shops.(Also affecting 3 beautiful kids...) I now have the occasional mention on the net by renown photographer/blogger Ken Rockwell as his personal camera repairman: and then go to his google search field, and type in GUS and/or Check out the Pnet reviews at:

Country: US


Single Photos

Fun photos


This used to be fun...

Dead New Car Dealer

View from fast food Drive Thru

Old Steamer Ship

Nice place to work...

Foreclosed Farm

Utah Beauty...

My Son with his Son...

Winter Surf in Dana Point, CA

Fun Under the Pier

View of San Clemente Pier from Dana Point

"Beach Garden Cafe"

Fall in Virginia

"Back Talk"

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

"The GIFTstore of light"

"Old Saw"

"Compost Cornucopia"

"Power Down"

"Spring Head-Fake"

"Worried pup of abandoned building"

"Stuck inside on a sunny day"


Maestro Mantis

Frozen Creek Art...

Are you looking at Me?

Feline Elf

"Classic" Joy

American Airlines

Surfin' USA

The moment before the friendship ended...

Boneyard Cafe Rentals

Doheny Beach Picnic area

Dana Point Inn 1930

Tossing hides over cliff...

All he owns...

Soloing the swing-set

Unfriendly Skies

Beach Jog