Stolen Camera Equipment

Hi there! My name is James Givens, and first off, thank you for taking the time to read this. I have been taking photos for the past nine years as a way to document the places and people I come across through skateboarding and in general.

Two weeks ago, my car was broken into after work in San Francisco and all of my camera equipment was stolen. There was one person around to see it who gave a vague description of the man who stole it, and after searching the city for an hour, I deemed it gone. 3 lenses, the body, a film camera,  a flash, memory cards, transceivers, chargers, batteries and a tripod were all taken. Totaling up to around $3500 worth of equipment, and the sentimental value that can't be priced. Between getting the window replaced and the expenses of living, I'm asking for any extra help on this one. 

That being said, I do my best to earn what comes my way, and I'd like to pay it forward to those of you kind folk that are generous enough to donate. I've chosen 5 photos from the zine I made for 510 Skate Shop's "Island" video, and once the campaign is over, I'll be making 4x6 prints to mail out to 100 people (At random) that donated. At the end of this, I’ll be posting up my contact info so you can send over your details!

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Seeing as I was planning to do a re-print of zines to sell and raise money, I want to include those within this as well. I'll be doing a run of up to 100 zines and mailing out a copy to the individuals that donate $15 or more. And again, I’ll be posting an update at the end with my contact info to reach out.

My sincerest appreciation and deepest thanks to all of you!
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James Givens 
Oakland, CA
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