FOR JEFF by jaychong

re-edit of an older photo.

It seems these past few months the Landscape photography community has been caught in a loop rehashing/arguing over topics that really shouldn’t need administrative oversight and way too much time and energy dedicated. I am so encouraged and saddened by today’s postings. I am encouraged because I see a community of photographers united for a cause and share stories for a passing of a friend and fellow photog. I am saddened because in reading so many stories shared by people that I think Jeff Swanson is a person that I would have loved to have known. His legacy exists through his work and his loyal and passionate friends.

“Jeff it and be there”

Take a look at Jeff’s work, story and if you can help donate towards a worthy cause:

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Hope by MichaelBollino

Broken, then Hope

This image is dedicated to Jeff Swanson, a member of our landscape photography community who passed away a year ago after battling melanoma. Although I only met him in person once, his smile, easy going, witty nature struck me immediately. Days before his death he took the time (and energy) to create a comical image based upon an inside joke then posted it to my FB timeline. It cracked me up and truly made my day. Such a good dude. The world misses him.

To honor Jeff, consider making a donation to the : Melanoma Research Foundation

Or, consider buying a print from Jeff’s Website

Thanks, please donate, and Jeff it and be there!

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