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Taking a break from the studio to play a charity event at Freed-Hardeman University, frontman JT Daly of Paper Route sat down with us to discuss a few topics like living in Nashville, supporting an awesome new non-profit and working on their new album.
Started by a few of Paper Route’s close friends, Red Earth Trading Company works with Global Support Mission and local artisans in Africa to sell unique gifts that gives the money back to the hands that made each and every item.
If you’d like to learn more about Red Earth Trade check out their website
We caught some incredible photos from their show at Freed-Hardeman University last month. Check those out here
Guest Blogger: Katelyn Collison
Help Portrait started last year when commercial photographer Jeremy Cowart wanted to give back to his community. Seeing that there were many individuals and families whom had either lost their pictures or never had them taken, Cowart and a team of provided an opportunity for those less fortunate. On December 4th, 2009 photographers around the world found people in need and invited them to a photo session to simply take their pictures.
The goal of Help Portrait is make anyone feel special that otherwise would not. Homeless, poverty stricken, and single parents are just a few groups of people Help Portrait reaches out to. When someone hits a low point in life it can become a struggle to feel valued and to simply feel beautiful. That’s where a printed photograph can make all the difference and that’s where Help Portrait steps in. They use the holiday season, when people are more likely and willing to give back, to make that special impact in people’s lives.
Professional photographers, hobbyist, vacation picture-takers – you name it. Anyone and everyone that is willing to volunteer their time and their cameras can participate in a Help-Portrait event. Last year, Help Portrait had over 6,000 volunteers across the US and in more than 60 countries. Make-up artists, lighting specialists, and many other people pitched in for one day to do the best they to make the “worthless” feel valuable.
Many Help Portrait sessions will be happening globally on December 4th. However, not all of them must be on the set date. If you’d like to learn more about setting up your own help-portrait-style session visit their website here.
If you’d live to participate in a Help-Portrait session where you live. Check out their location finder here
Still have some questions? This video is quite helpful!
We teamed up with Freed-Hardeman University’s student chapter of Invisible Children to have a showing of their documentary GO. Four of the Invisible Children roadies came and helped put on the event with everyone. With more than 300 in attendance it turned out to be a pretty sweet night!
Voices of Haiti is a daily photo essay by photographer Jeremy Cowart. With these poignant and powerful images he has captured the hearts of the people of Haiti and helped to spread their concerns, hurts and passions across the world.
This is Jerry. We wanted to share his story with you. From the Voices of Haiti website:
Jerry is the star graffiti artist in Haiti. You can see his positive messages everywhere you go in Port-Au-Prince. He initially turned down this offer cause he didn’t want people to know his face. But he then changed his mind and said “It’s at times like this that artists must lead the way.”
The Voices of Haiti project has grown considerably and we’d love to show you more, but there’s really no way we could do it justice. You need to experience it yourself. Visit the site right now.
If you don’t know of Jeremy Cowart’s other work – oh man. Take several moments and check out his images: here. He is also the creator of Help Portrait, a worldwide movement of photographers giving free portraits to those less fortunate. We could go on and on – but to be honest – we’re hoping to interview him at some point. (Call us, Jeremy!)
We celebrated the launch of Love In Stereo with a party this past Sunday evening and it was awesome. Check out our photostream on Flickr.
As an added bonus check out this moment from the beginning of the night: The Confetti Song. Life needs more confetti, right? We think so.
More to come!
So last night we decided it only made sense to throw LIS a birthday party. Is it our birthday? No. Was it anyone’s birthday? No. So why have a birthday party for Love In Stereo? I think the question is “Why not??” It was awesome. We ate cake. And we made an awesome video thanking everyone (and I mean everyone) who has bought a LIS t-shirt for Haiti. It will be on the blog tonight. Enjoy.