Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pardon the interruption

I suppose there are a couple of loyal bloggers out there that are probably wondering if I had passed away.  I won't insult you with the old, "Rumors of my demise..." saw.

The truth is, I have launched, what may well be the most important project of my photographic life. 

"They May Have Been Heroes" The Homeless Veterans Project."

In what could be a year long quest, I, along with a small troop of support friends, will be traveling all across the country, photographing, videotaping and otherwise recording their images and their stories. Rather than be totally redundant, here is our official Mission Statement.

TMHBH is dedicated to raising the Nation’s awareness to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of homeless Veterans, by photographing, videotaping, and otherwise recording their stories. Additionally, we are producing a major traveling gallery exhibit in the hopes of inspiring personal involvement and the donation of funds to programs designed for shelter, education, rehabilitation, job training and resocialization, for those too many American Patriots currently doing without the basic necessities. 

Logistically, this, in itself, is a daunting task and with that in mind I have asked my longtime friend Vivian Ogier, to take over that charge.  She not only has embraced the task but equally embraced the cause.

We have almost completed the paperwork for our NonProfit Status and fund raising has begun.

We will be blogging along the way and are currently building a website, from which we will be able to accept donations and sponsorships.

That address is

Please stay tuned to our journey and we encourage your support.

Many of you received an eMail from a blast we did several weeks ago, that contained a link to a YouTube video, that was a teaser for the start of the project.  In this rather haphazard video, (I never espected to use it for this purpose) that signifies where we took our first few steps.

please click on "Show More" below the actual video clip, it explains a lot.

We have done some trial and error shooting and I can share a couple of those images.

Please support our mission and pass this along to anyone that you think may be interested.