Thanks and Giving

November 21, 2014

The holidays are approaching, and it’s a time for thanks and giving. During the year, it’s easy to focus on all the problems and adversities I have, even though they may be small in the grand scheme of things. But now is the time to put those aside and appreciate what I have. I have so much to be thankful for – a close and healthy family, a job that I love, and general well being.

So, in the spirit of thanks and giving, we want to give to those who are struggling, and we’re asking for your help. From now until December 31st, we are donating profits from the sales of some of our favorite images to three organizations that are very dear to us. Please take the time to read through the stories of these different foundations. We know you will be touched. You may purchase the photos directly on our website or call us at 919-832-5971

Dreamscapes VIII

Dreamscapes VIII

Dreamscapes print sales will benefit the Sean Glanvill Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Fund:
Many years ago, we had the fortune of working with a lovely family from South Africa. We became great friends, and we’ve stayed in touch for over 20 years.  Seven and a half years ago, as he was on the way to school, their twelve-year-old son, Sean, was in a tragic car accident, and suffered a brain injury so severe that when he arrived at the hospital, the doctors gave him a 1% chance of survival. The lives of Sean and his family had been changed in a moment. Sean pulled through, and after months in the hospital, he was able to return home. His ever-giving family modified their home to make it accessible for him, since he was not able to walk. His family never faltered in their faith, extraordinary courage, and constant giving to support their son. They garnered considerable support from their community through independent efforts. His father even ran marathons with Sean in a stroller to raise awareness of TBI. Experiencing first hand the physical, emotional, and monetary toll that TBI takes on a family, the Glanvills founded the Sean Glanvill TBI Research Fund to conduct research and assist children and their families with TBI. We are saddened to say that after fighting for seven and a half years, Sean recently passed away. In remembering Sean, our Dreamscapes collection comes to mind because these images beautifully illustrate the fantasies and whimsies of young imaginative children. To honor Sean and all children struggling with TBI, profits from our Dreamscapes series sales will benefit the Sean Glanvill TBI Research Fund, to help children with TBI realize their dreams again.

John Dee Holeman

John Dee Holeman

Music Makers print sales will benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation:
As many of you know by now, we have been involved in the Music Maker Relief Foundation for some time. This fantastic organization helps support musicians and musical traditions of the South. Their goal is to ensure these musicians’ voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. They have an impressive record of providing aid since their inception in 1994, both monetarily and in finding performance opportunities for these talented musicians. Through the years, we have gotten to know many of these musicians personally by photographing and interviewing them, and we have immensely enjoyed their music. The series contains approximately 30 images that capture the unique personality of each musician. We are proud to donate profits from the Music Maker print sales to the Music Maker Relief Foundation.



Equus print sales will benefit the Corral Riding Academy and Equine Therapy:
We first learned about Corral through a benefit I participated in as a member of Waverly Artist Group, a local artists’ gallery. Each artist created new equine themed works to sell for the benefit. Of course, my forte is photography. And the project gave me a purpose and a reason to spend unlimited hours around these magnificent animals capturing their spirit and allure. We discovered that Corral is an amazing group. They work with local troubled teen girls, many of whom are victims of abuse and neglect, are adopted or do not live with a biological parent, and suffer from depression and anxiety. Their intensive program has had phenomenal success with the girls, including drastic improvements in academic success, reduction in behavioral infractions, and immeasurable emotional growth. We are proud to donate all profits from the Equus series to the Corral Horse Farm.

So as you prepare for your holiday shopping, please consider purchasing photographs to support these organizations. Let your gift help change lives.

We are happy to announce that as of today, you may now purchase 11×14 open editions of the featured photos in addition to the 8×10 open editions and the larger limited edition prints. For this special event, we are selling open edition images as unframed only to insure deliveries in time for the holidays.

Please visit our website for a full selection of available fine art prints.

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