Archive | March, 2011

Two Prints And Their Proceeds Devoted To Africa Arise

31 Mar

Now I Lay Me Jay McIntyre Photography Africa AriseLoveable Jay McIntyre Photography Africa Arise

I’m in the middle of putting together a full proposal for a foundation that I hope will do some tremendous work in the future.  As things get developed I am initiating the beginning phase of the foundation by devoting all of the proceeds from the sales of two of my prints to benefit the ministry of Africa Arise.

Last weekend I was a part of a fundraising Arts night for Africa Arise.  I donated two framed prints to be sold at the fundraiser.  The events of that night and the story of the Acholi people of Uganda had a profound effect on me.  The takeaway for me from the event was that the easiest way to get in the way of injustice is to tell the story.  If people knew the stories of injustice, they would be compelled to stand up for justice.  I don’t want to say too much about my foundation as there is still plenty to sort out, but Shutters For Change will further dedicate these two images to raising funds and awareness for social justice.  Stay tuned.

If you are interested in purchasing prints of either of these photographs, please contact me by email at info(at)jmphotographyonline.ca or visit my website

Africa Arise – The hope of Justice A story Of Restoration

24 Mar

Photos courtesy of http://www.africaarise.ca

 

 

I have the privilege to be connected to something incredible that is happening.  This Saturday (March 26th) Africa Arise, (africaarise.ca) will be hosting an event called The hope of Justice A story Of Restoration.  This is an evening of sharing the the hope of justice through music, dance, spoken word, video, photography and painting, with free admission.  The evening will give people a chance to hear the story and hearing the story will stir your heart to stand for change, not only in Africa, but in the world around you.

Event details can be found on the Facebook event page

Please join us as we stand for change.

The Rise And Fall Of The Supermoon

21 Mar

So by now many of you have heard about and even seen a number of images of this past Saturday’s “Supermoon”

I decided that I was going to take a trek out to capture this rarity that would not exist again for another 20 years or so, however, it appears as though the best time to capture the grandeur of said supermoon is at moonrise.  Moonrise in my house is more commonly referred to as bedtime.

So after the kids were in bed, I packed up my gear and met up with a friend and we went down to the water to see what we could capture.  This is when we realized that photographing the moon with no foreground to contrast is, could get a little boring.  No fear though, the night was still perfect for shooting and the moon provided the opportunity to shoot some rather surreal long exposures.

I did get the one image of the moon, but I quickly found myself otherwise preoccupied.

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