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It’s about time I did something for myself and I’m feelin’ pretty good.

Last week, amidst the turmoil that is my existence, I hunkered down and proceeded to apply for the Pirkle Jones Foundation Visual Artists’ Support Program Grant.

I spent quite some time in the area of non-profit advertising and am now making an effort to launch Buzz Photo Booths in an effort to put food on my table,

a roof over my head and ultimately to get back to my passion of trying to make meaningful imagery with a camera,

by respecting my subjects and submerging myself in their plight, to some small degree, in an attempt to capture their truth.

What follows is a cursory glance at some of my previous efforts…

                                    

Here is a snippet from Pirkle Jones California Photographs review on Amazon

“Look into your past at the visual work made by those who saw the potential of vision and worked in their medium because of an all consumming love and passion

for their subjects and the simple yet unsurpassed materials they used and not for a calculating plan to make work mainly for the purpose of fame or fortune

and

What you desire WILL come to you, if you have anything to say.”  

You have to believe and as far as I am concerned I am a champion for making the effort.

The grant will go where it belongs.  The victory is in the process.

                                                                   

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