This photographer needs your help!

UPDATED, October 7, 2014.

Again, my thanks to ALL for their support.  Still hurting, kind of re-building and still could use help.  So whatever, little or big or anything in between would be appreciated.  I am able to do my job, basically, but with security – backups, etc.  So again PayPal  sdminer@sbcglobal.net

And the Go Fund Me link:  Or via  http://www.gofundme.com/esv540

UPDATED, October 1, 2014.

Thank you to ALL who have offered their support.  Whether it be financial, emotional or spiritual, I am deeply Grateful!  Not out of the woods yet, but every little bit helps – to the point where I was able to do a shoot last Saturday.  Had to ‘cut and paste,’ with what the thieves missed and some fill-ins – but despite not being at full capacity – was still able to perform.  Please keep it coming, every little bit helps.  Re-building.  Thanks again!

As you know, I am not one to be the ‘bleeding heart’ type via social media, but had to share since I need to reach out for help. I won’t go into all the details, but recently had a horrible incident where my camera equipment was stolen.

I was so close to getting the guy, but he had a getaway car and they took off.  Even as fast I was chasing the vehicle, I could not get a clear plate number.

I was somewhat fortunate – he dropped a couple pieces running away from me – although it’s questionable whether either will be functional again.  As well, they discarded one of the bags down the street.  So I was able to recover a couple items, but they made off with the ‘good stuff.’

Nikon D2XS – gone

Two Nikon SB-800 flashes – gone

Nikon 17-55/2.8 – gone

Lumedyne Mini-Cycler – damaged beyond repair, I think.

Never mind the $150 Think Tank camera bag, two $100+ batteries, accessories and nearly a dozen flash cards, amongst other items in the bag.  All told, about $5,000 to replace everything.  Oh, and I can’t really do my job either – already lost the shoot I was prepping for.

So if anyone can lend assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.  Whether you want to buy prints, books or make a donation.  And of course kind words are always appreciated.  And photo colleagues – if you have any Nikon gear I could use while I try to finance replacements, I would greatly appreciate any loaners.

Again, my apologies for having to put this out there but I need to get back to work.  If able to donate, folks can use PayPal address sdminer@sbcglobal.net

Or via  http://www.gofundme.com/esv540

Any and all help is appreciated!  Thank you, one and all!

Stephen Dorian Miner

 

D2XS SB-800 17-55/2.8