Saturday, November 23, 2013

People Worth Your Attention / BibleName Foto's Camera Needs Your Help

The atheist movement is jam packed with hidden heroes.  JT Eberhard's talk at Skepticon 6 was about this not well enough known fact.  One of those hidden heroes was a friend, someone who I've mentioned here before.  He's someone I've been meaning to do a People Worth Your Attention post on for a long time, so this post will double as that.

Photo credit:  @aparticularA
He tries to stay relatively hidden but cannot because his talent is on display in some notable places.  Although, it's still not what I think he deserves.  The way JT put was spot on.  He puts a face on atheism.

The thing that makes him worth your attention isn't that Keith Lowell Jensen has used his photos.


It's not that both Keith & Shelley Segal are currently using them as their profile pictures.  The magic of Biblename Foto is that his Facebook page & Flickr (for higher resolution pictures) are a constant example of the fact that atheists are real people with real personalities and real emotions.  He does photograph theists too, but him being at an atheist conference is the single best way to get a great picture of everyone there not wearing that conference's code for "do not photograph me".

My post about Apostacon being done was only a fraction of the pictures that came from that weekend.  I ended up doing another post, with more pictures, and it was still not even close to all of them.  Just for Apostacon, he had to separate it out into 5 albums.

Apostacon, Day 1! (Friday evening)
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Apostacon Saturday, Part I
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Apostacon, Sat (part II)
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
The Meat Ball!!! (And Dueling Pianos)
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Sunday Is Apostaday
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
He worked his magic at Skepticon 6 too.

Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
Photo credit:  Biblename Foto
It's ridiculous how much longer I could go with this string of pictures, but I've got to cut it off somewhere and finally get to the reason this post is happening tonight instead of later down the road.

This weekend, Biblename's camera got broken.  Not only does did it give us all of the above photos (except for the first one, which I took and intentionally put first to show the clear difference in quality a good camera provides), but it's also his primary means of income.

With the help of a friend who works at a camera store, we can get the camera repaired for roughly $500.  An effort to raise this money has been started, with a variety of ways to donate.  If you're able and willing, the primary method is to use PayPal to send money to jcrouch702@yahoo.com.  Anything beyond what it takes to get him camera capable again will also go to him, as a "thank you" for all the work he puts into this, most often for free.

However, I do not make this request without bias.  He is one of my favorite people, after all.  But would it not be a tragedy if these photos were to end?

As mentioned above, his work can found on Facebook & Flickr.

2 comments:

  1. An excellent tribute to a fantastic person!

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  2. Well said. I'm so glad we're doing this!

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