I have a friend from high school, grade school even who is this incredible film maker, photographer and writer, Jeff Smith. A lot of what he photographs is nature – and I remember just a week ago telling him how his photography takes me to places I can’t go to now but through his eyes, I see the most incredible things. Like a grizzly in Alaska, at the side of the flowing river, salmon about to land in his mouth, or capturing firelight with a bunch of cowboys standing at night’s edge. I mean, Jeff has beautiful talent. You have likely seen his work, whether in National Geographic or even a recent “mermaid” shoot for an advertisement. (see his work at oasisphotography.com)
Sadly, Jeff lost his brother with a sudden heart attack. He is raising funds selfishly for his nephew’s college on GOFUNDME.COM – and wrote a wonderful tribute to his brother as well. I often think about this from my own perspective – what we all think about – if what if something happened to me? How would my children react? What if I suddenly lost a sibling, gosh I am still reeling from my parents death. My heart goes out to Jeff and his family.
Please check this on GoFundMe.com and if you can help, every dollar is well deserved.