New Photo Equipment for Rhys Harper

$3,340 of $5,800 goal

Raised by 38 people in 15 months
Jean-David Parlier  BRADENTON, FL

Secure Your Professional Portrait with Nationally Acclaimed Photographer Rhys Harper !

February 27-28, 2016 in downtown Orlando, Florida.

A suggested $95.00 donation.
Donations can be made on day of portrait session. 
Contact Jean-David for more information. 

Five spaces already filled with twenty-five remaining!

We are happy to announce the second half of our fundraiser geared toward acquiring a portable lighting unit for Rhys so that he can continue his work on The Transcending Gender Project. We want to purchase equipment that is mobile-friendly for him to use as he travels across the country historically documenting our nation's changing perspectives on gender expression and the amazing individuals who live courageously everyday in their own authenticity.

Hosted by GUY Magazine in a trendy, professional setting, you have the opportunity to have several high-quality portraits taken in a secure, private and safe building with several different backdrops! Use your portrait to take or upgrade your professional bio photo, document your history, give as a gift, wear your favorite costume, be serious, have fun with friends, be traditional, use an an anniversary portrait and more. Any style and wardrobe choice of your choosing with the exception of nudes. Several, private changing spaces are available.

Anyone is welcome to take advantage of this special professional session for a donation of $95.00.  
Normally  valued at $750.00.

Limit: Up to two persons in each portrait. No group photography.

Dates: Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28th.

Times: 30 min slots: 9:00 am - 12:00p and 2:00 - 5:30p each day. Slots are first come/first serve.

Setting: Inside - Trendy Office Industrial/Outside - Park (cannot guarantee privacy outside).

Suggested Donation: $95.00

What you receive: Four to five, digitized, high-resolution, professional portraits that can be printable up to 24"x 36". Each portrait subject will be given full rights to their portraits with no exceptions. The portraits will belong to the subject with full privacy and ownership. No exceptions. None of the portraits will be used for The Transcending Gender Project.

For a full description of the portrait session, suggestions to achieve a great portrait result, details on locale, time, and more, please contact Jean-David at our contact form through this site for further details.

We hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome!

More about our project: 

I'm Jean-David Parlier.  I'm a business consultant, artist and transgender advocate. I am proud to announce a very special fundraiser that we have created to support my friend Rhys Harper and  The Transcending Gender Project .

I'm encouraging that we each donate $25 (or more) to support The Transcending Gender Project and here's why . . .

Created as a photographic essay to celebrate the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming people, Rhys has gained nationwide attention with his ongoing project that we absolutely love. By showcasing unique and fascinating people who are dedicated to expressing their gender identities in ways that may challenge the idealized stereotypes of “what gender looks like”, the amazing portraits illuminate a courageous and inspiring collective of individuals. 

Additionally, this project is  recording, in historical detail, the social shift our country is experiencing in regards to our understanding and acceptance of gender identities in America.  We want to assist Rhys with his efforts by updating his camera equipment as he continues The Transcending Gender Project into the New Year and 2016.

The main goal is to raise the funds to update the essentials for Rhys which include a new camera body, lens and lighting equipment. The camera that he currently uses is absolutely worn out after over 200,000 recorded clicks.  We would also like to purchase an updated wide-angle lens that is compatible with the new camera body. 

I've asked Rhys to detail the specific equpment items that need to be updated. The following pieces of  equipment are the "mainstays" that will be used in conjunction with The Transcending Gender Project. 

Equipment list and cost breakdown for this fundraiser:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera Body
with 24-105 f/4 lens -$3,099.00

Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered
Two-Light Location Kit - $3,357.00

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
For Cannon DSLR Cameras - $809.00

Profoto Air Remote TTL-C for Canon - $403.00

Battery Grip - $279.00

Total Costs for Equipment - $7,947.00

Transaction Fees:  Go Fund Me Fees (5%) + WePay Processing Fees (2.9%) = $628.00 + 0.30 (per donation is estimated $70) = $698.00

Estimated Cost of Equipment and Fees - $8,645.00

We are trying to raise $5800.00

Purchasing specialized lighting equipment will also make it much easier for Rhys to travel to various locations as the newer equipment will be much lighter and gives him the much needed portable battery power that is required for work out in the field.  Through his unique style of portraiture, Rhys records gender non-conforming individuals and their stories around the country and in different locales which means having equipment that is readily mobile is  very important. 

For anyone who meets Rhys Harper , the passion that he has for photography and for his gender awareness project becomes almost immediately apparent.  Coupled with his unwavering commitment to social justice issues, tenacious work ethic and his own financial investment in the project (exceeding $20,000), we can additionally support the hard word that Rhys has already done by helping him update his camera equipment. 

Our campaign ends on February 29, 2016 with our protrait session in Orlando.  Rhys will be using his new camera equipment in Boston for another special portrait project that is scheduled for February 12, 2016.  We will be highlighting this portrait session as a finale  to this  campaign. I will personally be in Boston and on-site to update all of our donors while we announce the recepient of this special portrait

 All donations received (100%), go directly to purchasing the new photo equipment for Rhys and to pay for the associated GoFundMe transaction and processing fees. I, Jean-David Parlier, am responsible for this project and will not use or retain any donations for personal or professional use. This campaign was initiated to help Rhys and that is exactly what we are going to do!

On a personal note, my involvement in this project was inspired by Rhys and the hard work he has already demonstrated with his ongoing commitment to The Transcending Gender Project.    By supporting the purchase of new camera equipment for Rhys, the success of this fundraiser wll speak volumes in regards to a project that so ardently promotes compassion, acceptance and appreciation for the "uniqueness" of each individual. 

Click here for more information on Rhys Harper and
The Transcending Gender Project

You can also follow Rhys on Instagram - Click Here!

A special thank you to everyone who donates and is in support of this fundraiser. If you have any questions about this fundraiser,  feel free to contact me through this campaign. 

Sincerely,

Jean-David Parlier 

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Update 7
Posted by Jean-David Parlier
12 months ago
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We have now concluded our very successful campaign to update camera equipment for Rhys Harper! Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in this endeavor as Rhys will now be working with a new, Canon 5D Mark III camera that we were able to acquire for right under $3400.00.

This much needed update to his equipment set supports Rhys as he continues to travel across the country historically documenting our nation's changing perspectives on gender expression through the portraits of amazing individuals who courageously live everyday in authenticity. Check out Rhys below as he shoots another phenomenal portrait with his new camera in Boston. Also, don't forget to check out and support his work www.transcendinggender.org
Rhys Harper on location in Boston
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12 months ago
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Hi Everyone!

We still have a few remaining slots left on Saturday, afternoon, February 27th for our portrait sessions located downtown in Orlando, FL. Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend. Contact me for more details here if you're interested in signing up!
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A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our fundraising project for Rhys Harper and The Transcending Gender Project!

From Jazz Jennings to many gender variant or non-conforming people across the nation, Rhys Harper is in Boston working on his next special portrait specifically created for this fundraiser. I'll be meeting Rhys and our special portrait subject tomorrow. I can't wait to present to you the Big Reveal over the next few days.

Don't forget, you can still sign up to receive your own private and professional portrait session in Orlando, February 27-28, 2016!
Suggested donation $100

Read below for more info:
Jazz Jennings
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Secure Your Professional Portrait with Nationally Acclaimed Photographer Rhys Harper !

February 27-28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Five spaces already filled with twenty-five remaining!

We are happy to announce the second half of our fundraiser geared toward acquiring a portable lighting unit for Rhys so that he can continue his work on The Transcending Gender Project. We want to purchase equipment that is mobile-friendly for him to use as he travels across the country historically documenting our nation's changing perspectives on gender expression and the amazing individuals who live courageously everyday in their own authenticity.

Hosted by GUY Magazine in a trendy, professional setting, you have the opportunity to have several high-quality portraits taken in a secure, private and safe building with several different backdrops! Use your portrait to take or upgrade your professional bio photo, document your history, give as a gift, wear your favorite costume, be serious, have fun with friends, be traditional, use an an anniversary portrait and more. Any style and wardrobe choice of your choosing with the exception of nudes. Several, private changing spaces are available.

Anyone is welcome to take advantage of this special professional session for a donation of $140.00 and normally valued at $850.00.

Limit: Up to two persons in each portrait. No group photography.

Dates: Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28th.

Times: 30 min slots: 9:00 am - 12:00p and 2:00 - 5:30p each day. Slots are first come/first serve.

Setting: Inside - Trendy Office Industrial/Outside - Park (cannot guarantee privacy outside).

Suggested Donation: $100

What you receive: Four to five, digitized, high-resolution, professional portraits that can be printable up to 24"x 36". Each portrait subject will be given full rights to their portraits with no exceptions. The portraits will belong to the subject with full privacy and ownership. No exceptions. None of the portraits will be used for The Transcending Gender Project.

For a full description of the portrait session, suggestions to achieve a great portrait result, details on locale, time, and more, please contact Jean-David at our contact form through this site for further details.

We hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome!
We'll be setting up with full privacy
One of our spaces to use
A fun backdrop is available too!
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$3,340 of $5,800 goal

Raised by 38 people in 15 months
Created November 5, 2015
DB
$50
David Baker-Hargrove
12 months ago
KA
$200
Kellie Alina
12 months ago
1
1

It was wonderful meeting you and had so much fun doing the photo shoot! All the best!! :)

$200
Debo & Lu
12 months ago

Lu and I will each get separate portraits for our professional head shots!

LE
$100
Laura Ellis
12 months ago
$225
Jean-David Parlier
15 months ago

Thank you Amy Farber for your generous $300 donation. Your gift will be matched with the remaining dollars ($225.00) left in our matching funds campaign as we move forward to help Rhys update his camera equipment!!!!!

AF
$300
Amy Farber
15 months ago

Can't wait to see your work with the new gear!!! Thx for the help w the computer! Xo

$75
Jean-David Parlier
15 months ago

Another matching donation of $75.00 thanks to another donor who just supported our drive to assist Rhys with The Transcending Gender project. We appreciate your contribution and stay tuned as we keep moving forward to meet our goal.

MP
$75
Megan Powers
15 months ago
$500
Jean-David Parlier
15 months ago

A HUGE thank you to Kimberly Harper who will receive a whopping $500 in matching funds for her donation making this single gift worth $1000.00. Your generosity is greatly appreciated as we move forward to help Rhys acquire a new camera for his project!

KH
$500
Kimberly Harper
15 months ago
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