On Saturday, September 12th, I lost my home, shop, and studio, along with all my artwork, tools, printers, framing equipment and supplies to the the Valley Fire in Lake County, California. Thankfully I had insurance to cover clothing and household items, but, my photo and framing equipment were not! As photography was my living, I'm trying to navigate my way back. I'm hoping this campaign can help me rebuild my shop and studio so I can again do the work I love!
I've been shooting large-format landscape photographs using 4x5 film (see my website: www.johnhansesphotography.com
) for over 25 years and had built up my shop and business gradually over that time. My process only started after taking the picture, and from there is where I need to start rebuilding! After processing the film I would print and build custom frames up to 4ft by 5ft and sometimes larger. All this required a full wood shop, spray room, mounting machines, custom work tables I'd built, and on goes the list.
I will rebuild and I see this as an opportunity, or rather a forced ending to one chapter in my life, and I look forward to what's to come.
I'd like to thank so many that have helped with food, a place to stay, and just general support in the last couple weeks! Thank you!!!!