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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Or via http://www.gofundme.com/esv540
Any and all help is appreciated! Thank you, one and all!
Stephen Dorian Miner