We are expecting the just took delivery of our annual calendar, Spirit of Place. Finally! This is a calendar of worldwide travel photography that I produce every year as a promotional piece that goes to clients and friends.
This year, though, we’re doing two things differently.
First, the calendar is all black & white infrared images. Usually it’s all the bright, saturated color pix that you’d expect in a calendar. But I’ve been amassing a nice collection of worldwide imagery in black and white infrared, and since I’m the publisher, photo editor, and the main client for the project, I said screw conventional calendar wisdom, I like these B&W’s so let’s go with them! (It’s good to be the client…I’m not used to wielding this kind of power!)
Second, we ordered some extra for sale as a fundraiser for the Jonathan Krist Foundation. The calendar has become very popular over the years and folks are always asking buy extras for gifts etc, so this year we thought we’d oblige.
All proceeds (not just net proceeds) will go to the foundation and its projects; bringing much needed wells to African villages, and funding music programs in underserved American schools where music has been cut from the curriculum. These were two of my late son’s charitable activities as a student leader, and the foundation basically carries on that work.
We’re not set up for e-commerce on my website anymore, but if you’re interested in a copy ($25 includes shipping), drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your phone number and somebody from our vast organization will call to get your credit card info and address, or you can send a check for $25 made out to the Jonathan Krist Foundation to : 10 Old Mill Road, New Hope, PA 18938. Be sure to tell us where to send it.
CORRECTION: My CFO has just informed me that we haven’t been able to take credit cards for awhile now (shows how much I pay attention), since it was costing us more in maintenance fees than we were making in sales in our vast e-commerce operation. So the only option to get a calendar, alas, is to send a check to the foundation. Sorry about that!
Here’s the back cover:
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mk7 Dec 2009
This is wonderful. Look for mail soon.
Mary7 Dec 2009
I just got back my converted Nikon D80 and took it out yesterday for the first time. I love the look at the infrareds and am excited for you and your calendar! I’ll also be sending an email requesting one!
Bob7 Dec 2009
Hi Mary: Those IR shots from Washington look really interesting. Hope you continue to have a good time with the converted D80….only downside is that now you have to carry an extra body! Bob
Juergen Laske9 Dec 2009
I like the B/W infrared, it looks ‘better’ than plain B/W.
Can you tell me, what camera / filter or technical setup you used – I think, I need to ask Santa…
Greetings from grey and foggy Shanghai,
Bob9 Dec 2009
Hi Juergen :It’s a Nikon D70 modified by Lifepixel (www.lifepixel.com). Bob
Juergen Laske9 Dec 2009
Aaah, interesting. Thanks for sharing this info!
Greetings from Shanghai,
Perry Watson10 Dec 2009
Great images Bob
“It’s good to be the client…I’m not used to wielding this kind of power”
It’s like a blunt spoken nurse in a hospital I once worked in told me, “How can you be the boss of your department when you’re not the even the boss of your own home?”
Bob10 Dec 2009
Perry: You gotta love nurses and their no-nonsense approach…I wish more of them became art directors! Bob
Charlie Flynn4 Jan 2010
“The check is in the mail.”
“Your car will be fixed by 3 p.m.”
“I really know how to spell chocolate.”*
* See McNally’s ‘Confession’ Joke.