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09/25/2018

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Scott Walton

Brooks,

Thanks for this great list of ideas for getting our work out there in non-traditional ways. Here's one I did that hopefully might be applicable to others.

I had a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A few years into her struggle I decided to give her the gift of a print, but with a twist. I told her to select any image from my website and I would frame it up and bring it to her house. She should enjoy it for a few months and when she was ready, pick another image and I would print that up, bring it over and swap it out into the same frame. In this way she could have something fresh to enjoy every so often. As long as she was fighting her battle I would happily bring her new prints as often as she wished. As it happened, she only lived long enough to make one additional swap but during that time I had deep and meaningful conversations with her and her family and it was so worth it.

I'm sure most of us know someone who is sick, elderly or in other ways homebound who would enjoy a changing art display like this. Fortunately with today's inkjet technology and simple, reusable metal sectional framing, it's just not that expensive to do this for someone.

Thanks for all the gifts you've given to the photographic community over the years Brooks. Wishing you and Mo all the best for this Holiday Season.

Scott

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