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Ronald McDonald Needs You!

Jar_beijingopera_01Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Somehow I missed this, but photographers and other creative types are suppose to use blogs as a means of self-promotion. No, I'm not kidding. I read an article somewhere. Evidently, one shouldn't spend their blog time criticizing the people or the industry that one hopes to continue working in.

Live and learn.

That said, I'd like to use this space to promote an upcoming (as in this Friday) event that I'm doing in Omaha, in the evening of March 26.

Yeah, kinda short notice. Like I said, I'm still getting the hang of this whole self-promotion thing.

Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

The event is a fundraiser for Omaha's Ronald McDonald House. You know what it is, and the essential work that they're doing. Enough said.

Here's a blurb on the event.

Tickets are $50 each. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Contact Suzanne Rogert at (402) 346-9377 for tickets, reservations, information or what-have-you. She works (personally) for Ronald McDonald. I just met her last night and she's a real firecracker. She's even got me on the TV tomorrow.

Really, the team she's put together for this event is amazing. She's amazing. The facility is amazing. I couldn't be happier. I'm honored to be a part of this.

"This", by the way, is a huge deal. Huge in that it's a silent auction, which consists completely of my work. Something like 130 prints in about 80 bidding "lots".

The three images (printed at 17" x 22") shown here from the Beijing Opera, are one lot. There's going to be a huge amount of work available Friday night, from all over the world. Some of it will be pretty like these three, some will be a bit more "street", as in Cartier-Bresson style. There are even a few landscapes, nudes, all sorts of stuff.

130 prints is a lot of fricken prints.

Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

Yeah, I said "nudes".

Henri did nudes too btw.


Nomad Lounge (a great, dare I say "hip" space)

1013 Jones St.


6pm until 9pm (so bid like you're voting in Chicago...early and often)

Tickets will (of course) be available at the door.

Ronald McDonald House - Omaha

Many thanks to the event chairmen (people, persons?)...

Brian and Debbie Wood

Fred and Melanie Clark

Aaron and Karen Carlson

And yes, I'm originally from Omaha, and in the interest of full disclosure and giving proper credit and thanks, it is important to mention that my mother, Melissa Jarecke has been working tirelessly behind the scene on this project.

Hope to see you there, and of course please feel free to pass this along to any friends or family in the area.

It should be a cool night.