Monday, December 14, 2009
A lot of you may already be aware of the movement called Help-Portrait, started by my buddy Jeremy Cowart. I owe a lot to Jeremy for helping me get started doing styling and for encouraging me so much along the way. (And for continuing to hire me.) A lot of people know Jeremy as an amazing photographer; the guy has more Twitter followers than a lot of well-known musicians. Despite this, all of us close to him know that beneath the cool clothes and the expensive camera, is a heart for people and a longing to use his gifts to give back. I've never been prouder of my friend than last weekend as he organized photographers in over 50 countries and in almost every state to take free portraits for people who couldn't afford to buy them. I was at the event down at Rocketown in Nashville, one of three happening around Nashville. It was one of the best things I've ever participated in. Please visit the Help-Portrait website to learn more and file it away in the back of your mind so that you can help at Help-Portrait '10 and maybe organize one in your own community. This is truly what the holidays are all about.