The Print Aid Project

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for Japan. For years my one traveling goal was to spend time in that wonderful country, however with time and the unpredictable nature of life my travel time was split between Europe, India, and South Korea. I still have intentions to visit Japan one day in the future but for now I simply continue to admire its beauty from afar. Due to this love for the land of the rising sun I found myself pretty shaken by the events that took place recently. Digging through endless conflicting news stories and photographs I could not believe some of what I was seeing and reading. Its incredible the magnitude of problems that seem to have risen from the disaster and the continuing struggles so many people of Japan face today and for a long time to come.

Among all of the news reports and ongoing coverage of what is happening you can’t help but notice the huge amount of creative support people have been giving to aid the people of Japan in whatever way they can manage. At one of my favorite local coffee shops I noticed a bowl full of folded paper cranes along with a note reading, 1000 cranes to raise $1000 for Japan, or something to that degree and a glass next to the basket where you could donate a dollar and have a paper crane as a token of appreciation for the support given. On a larger scale, all across the web I see a number of amazing efforts to raise money for those in need including beautifully designed shirts, compilation albums featuring original music, amazing posters and now, photographic and illustrated prints for sale.

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would participate in a project that was being started up by a few great photographers called The Print Aid Project. I thought this would be a fantastic way to do my part to help out and so I went searching for a great photo to share. I settled on a favorite of many of my followers, one of the images from White Sands, NM. Perhaps not as bold as some of my other photographs but I love the subtlety of the image and thought it would make a great print for anyone to enjoy around their home or office.

So while I continue to work on getting a store page up here on 50ft this is a great opportunity to grab a printed version of one of my photographs at a great price and at the same time show your support for the people of Japan as they go through these rough times. You can head straight to my image on the Print Aid website here.


  1. Paul Anthony Webb - April 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    That is just fantastic! I too, have always felt a sort of kinship with Japan and it has always been my dream to live there so I understand where you are coming from, completely.

    I am moving to another city soon so I may be able to buy some new prints for my new place. Bookmarked!

  2. Carlos Cabezas - April 20, 2011 at 12:48 am

    This is a great Idea,. I see just one picture from you can we get more or just that one?
    thanks J.

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