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out of the frying pan

out of the frying pan by hep
out of the frying pan, a photo by hep on Flickr.

a good friend of mine and a fellow photographer, tattooedlady, through no fault of her own is stranded in dubai with little to no money to last her and her family the next couple months. due to a series of events ranging from mere inconvenience (the whole "new job paycheck lag" situation which will delay their first paycheck until after the new year) to aggravating incompetence (not on their part, a series of fuckups by uncaring administrators in the completions of their visa led to them having to pay hundreds of dollars more in fees and taxes on top of the usual hidden fees that you don't find out about until the last minute) to outright maliciousness on the part of their former employers (refusing to pay for the last several months of contract work which they are unable to litigate for because of having to move across the continent. add to that friends and family who have borrowed from them in the past refusing to pay back anything owed.) they are left with a very limited amount of cash which needs to be used to feed and house them until after the first of january. on top of all this, they are not merely moving jobs, but moving their entire family from japan to dubai. not only does this limited amount of cash mean that the kids won't have very much for christmas, but even more heartbreaking it means that unless the family can come up with $1700 within the next few days all of their possessions in their storage units back here in the us will be auctioned off for non-payment. all of their family photos, all of my friend's photography archives, all of their treasured possessions. you can read more details of her situation in her livejournal post about the situation.




so, to help i propose a print firesale! if you can donate just a few bucks to my friend, i will reward you with lovely prints! suitable for framing for xmas gifts! look lovely on your walls! i have funny stuff which can be made into amusing cards and postcards! so if you can donate $5, I will send you 2 4x6 prints of the image of your choosing! if you can donate $10 I will send you a 5x7! If you can donate $20 I will send you an 8x10! and if you can donate $50+ I will send you a giant wall poster print (dunno the size, it depends on which image you choose.) some of my stuff isn't suitable for printing large, or i have lost the large sizes (i am a bad archivist) but we can work something out in either more prints of other images, or something else. her paypal is:




Paypal@mazikeen.com




I have lots of pretty things! you can see all of my collections or all of my sets for things that you like, or take a look at my tumblr. Also if you don't find anything you like or are looking for, ask me if i have shot [x] thing because the likelihood is that i have, it's just not online because i am also a lazy editor! also there will be no watermark on the prints, that is just something that lightroom autoadds when it exports items to flickr and tumblr so i don't have to individually watermark every image. because i sell a lot of microstock i reserve rights on a lot of photos, so i watermark them on the internet to make it easier to enforce copyright if someone steals it. the original digital files have no watermarks. feel free to spread this around too, xmas is coming and prints make excellent gifts! i sure do like exclamation points!!!


That is such a good idea! I wish I had something useful to sell to help out :) She's so awesome, and I hope your firesale helps a *lot*!
This is very lovely of you. I'm too indecisive to figure out what print I want, but I'll paypal the money to her now and make decisions later. I hope your friends get enough.

Edited at 2011-11-20 10:31 pm (UTC)
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
I was planning to send money anyway (and just did) but I may take you up on the print offer. I could use some nice art for my new place :)

You are awesome for doing this.

ETA: I would LOVE to get you out here to take pics of Pittsburgh.

Edited at 2011-11-20 11:52 pm (UTC)
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!

also i would LOVE to get out there. i hear there is a ton of urban decay. someday man, my friend is always buggin me to get out there and will let me crash on the couch!
I like your long exposure pics a lot.

You would also be welcome to crash with me if you needed a place :)
I just sent some $$ her way. I hope everything works out for them. You are doing a good deed here lady. <3
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
This is very cool of you to do for your friend. I made a donation - and I would love a few of your prints. (REALLY love your abandoned warehouse series.)
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!

I already donated because she's on my friends list too. But I just had some more stuff sell on eBay so I'm going to scrape together some more money to get one of your prints. ;)

<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
isn't it a weird shot? i found it in the bottom subbasement level of the abandoned pg&e plant here in sf. NO other office furniture on the entire level. i always wonder about lonely furniture.
I love misplaced items. How did it get there? What's its story? I probably spend too much time pondering it.
do you have sets of like leaves or rain or water or nature type stuff?
craaaap :( i am sorry to hear that.

got any shots of sacramentato floating around your hard drive?
um win win because i can help someone and get a hep print! sent 20 dollars.
<3 just let me know what you would like! if you have no idea, tell me things you like pics of and i will recommend some shots to you!
i think both of those will work i will check! i know i have the first one p big at least!
How much would you like for your prints? I'm thinking of getting something for my camera/photography nerd of a husband.
Oh my gosh, what a terrible situation! I hope enough is raised to help. I sent what I can.
Literally emptied my bank account. Which wasn't much (around 20$), as I get paid tomorrow.

I'm curious about your fisheye shots, how do they turn out printed?
it depends on which kind of fisheye. if it's the fullframe fisheye they just print like a normal print. if it's the round fisheye, i print it to the full size of the round image centered, with white bleed on the corners.
that one prints awesome. i actually have a print hanging in our bathrooM!
awesome!! ok i have you down for that one, i will be making a large print run probably next week, then packing them up and shipping them out probably friday. i figure it will take like a week to cross the sea? i am not familiar with post to sweden times, altho i have sent stuff there before and it seemed to go quickly.
Hey, I'm late, does she still need money? I can send $10 if needed, but either way I want to order some of your prints sometime. What's the best way to do that?
Due to your generosity, and the generosity of your friends, I received enough money to pay for all three spaces and save everything. I hope to start paying the majority of people back next week.

I am in awe of your kindness. I will forever be in your debt. You truly saved my butt. I cannot say thank you enough. I cannot stress how your act touched me. I was in a very bad spot and over the past two years I was losing faith in just about everything.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Just wanted to say that I am glad everything is working out better for you. Your refund was appreciated but not expected! Best wishes for 2012.