Photography Saved My Life

$490 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 17 people in 30 months
   A year ago, I did 6 months in prison for marijuana charges. In the third month, I had to do 28 days in the hole (solitary confinement). I was in a room that was about 10 x 7 feet for 24 hours a day. The only time I was let out was to shower..3 times a week. It was a rough time but I promised myself that once I got out I’d work and make a living the right way, legally. But do something I love doing.

  I got out and that’s exactly what I did. I sold my car and bought everything I needed to take my photography to the next level. At first, it was amazing. I was making a living by making people happy. They got to see themselves in a different way. It’s a good feeling being the cause of someone’s happiness.

  During previous months, I was really lost. I was getting booked back-to-back to photograph big time artist performances in the nightlife scene. Later, I had an experience that changed my life. That experience led me to get saved that same night. Afterwards, I stopped doing club gigs. Since then I’ve visited California with a few friends & it made me realize something when I got back home. I’ve been truly blessed to capture moments. Moments with strong meanings & raw emotion. This 3 day trip made me realize that I need to put my all into my photography. 

  So i’ve decided to take this blessing full force & travel the U.S. for at least 3 months through couch surfing ( www.couchsurfing.com).  Along the way I’ll be making connections for my upcoming magazine, find photography work &  practice/better my social skills. I'll be keeping you guys updated daily-weekly with my experiences through my blog ( http://www.ivorycolors.net/blog)

     I feel when you mix your morals with your passion, thats when you find your true path in life. I did that & it led me to this decision. I’m positive that God will provide along the way but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask for help as well.

   Starting July 1st, my couch surfing experience will begin & i’m excited to document & share the experiences with you all. Thank you guys for taking your time to read this & I hope it inspires you to follow your heart. Always remember its never too late to make your dream come true. God bless.

Jeff Z. 

View my work:  http://www.ivorycolors.net/
+ Read More
Hey guys,

I just made a few updates to the rewards list. To everyone who has donated before this post your reward still stands. New rewards have been posted.

Thank you & much love.
+ Read More
New update!

The reward list is complete. Below are the various rewards that are included with your donation!

Thank you for you the support!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$490 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 17 people in 30 months
Created June 13, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
1
1
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
3
3
GS
$10
George Struk
29 months ago
3
3

Pot is a pretext white society uses to oppress people of color.

RT
$25
Rallie Talbert
30 months ago
3
3

Props homie. Flourish.

JM
$25
Jorsha McNeill
30 months ago
3
3

Best of Luck to you!!!! You deserve it. Reach for the stars.

$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
3
3
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.