On July 7th, 2017 I wrapped up a 2 day shoot (which was in 98 degree weather with 50% humidty!). I was packing my gear, and, while extremely tired and distracted, I failed to properly pack my camera (which I have had for the past 6 years!). The camera fell off my truck, and by the time I realized it, it was picked up by someone never to be seen again. I lost my camera and my favorite lens, not to mention the days worth of work that was on the card. While I am incredibly embarrased about my error, I humbly reach out to my friends, family, and even complete strangers to help me keep my dream alive. 9 months ago I left my job of 11 years to pursue a career as a full time photographer. Without my own camera, that dream will be a little harder.
(My Favorite Cloud. 2017)
The funds I hope to raise through this page will go to replace my camera with a slightly better version. I hope to use this till the end, so a better camera will serve me so much more. I also need to replace the battery, memory card, and lens that was lost along with it. The shoot was in another city, so I will also lost the time, gas, and mileage of that trip, since I need to go back to do it all over again.
I can't even begin to describe how much a donation would mean to me. I feel terrible asking, since this was my mistake in the first place, but I've been told over and over not to beat myself up, and that mistakes happen.
(At the Bottom of Everything. 2017)
I would be eternally grateful to anyone who can help out. I would love to give everyone a personal thank you if I can.
Don't really know what else to say, but thanks for taking the time to look at this.
- Zafer Hamza
- Sheldon Reynolds
- Chris Casillas
- Andrew Arriaga
- Marissa Fisher
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