I was published in the New York Times again today. Online and in print.
Yup. Twice in 8 days. And there may be another one on Sunday. I'm a rockstar!!
But I can't continue much farther without better equipment.
I'm a picture taker. I can't NOT take photos. I do it every day. It gives me more pleasure than any other activity.
This is my camera. The very one that has taken the photos recently published in the New York Times.
It's broken. And, although sweet and fun, it's not professional.
So far, all of my jobs have come through word-of-mouth. It has been great, but I've been hesitant to put myself really out there because I have limitations with my little Canon and people don't immediately take me seriously when they see it.
I need a camera, but don't currently have the $ to do it. I am trying to raise the money. I have a goal of $2500, which would get me quite a nice set-up. But I won't lie: I'll get that Canon 5D if it's within my reach. (I just talked to a guy who has one just sitting there, unused. Grrrrrrr. Mine would be used every day forever.)
There are lots of ways you could help me...
1. Donate money through chipin.com.
Anyone who donates will get a 5x7 limited edition print (of my choice), when you send your name and address to: mchone [at] gmail [dot] com
So far I have $236.11. AWESOME!!
2. Buy my photography.
3. Hire me.
4. Send people to me.
5. Provide equipment - any cameras/lenses/flashes/memory cards/etc. that you may have sitting around. Or new. I wouldn't complain.
6. Provide services, like printing or framing, which I could use in selling items.
7. Give me a show.
8. Buy my time as a gift for someone.
9. Buy practically anything in my apartment. (Skis, anyone? I don't really need a bicycle or a sofa or a TV or The Simpsons on DVD.)
10. Anything else you can think of.
Ideally, I'll have a new camera within a week.
Contact me through Flickr mail or at mchone [at] gmail [dot] com!