This is one of those moments that make you want to ask someone to “pinch you”. And not just because I am center stage at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) holding Trigger, one of the most famous guitars in Country Music (I am a huge Willie Nelson fan!) But because we did it to honor our dear friend Brenda Price who is battling ovarian cancer.
The Back Story
Our very good friend Mickey, who works for Willie Nelson, has invited us to countless concerts. When he called about the New Jersey show, he asked if I would be willing to do him a favor. He wanted to dedicate one of my images to his partner. How it all came together is almost a blur because within 48 hours, I was lighting one of the most beautiful concert halls in America – NJPAC in Newark, NJ. The shot came together perfectly, and is honestly one of my favorites.
To all the country music fans battling cancer, especially Brenda – this one’s for you! And a very special thank you to everyone at NJPAC for making this such a special moment for all of us.[hr top]
Special Engagement “Trigger” Prints
Because this is a Special Engagement Print, the following editions are now available for sale.
16×20 editions of 50, $400 OR 20×24 editions of 10, $650 | Buy Now >>
Postcards, $5.00 each | Buy Now >>
We will honor Brenda Price’s battle by donating* a portion of net proceeds from the sale of these prints and postcards to the Hera Foundation for women with ovarian cancer.
HERA’s Mission The mission of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.
*RC Photography (owners of The Tutu Project) is a for-profit company. We have dedicated The Tutu Project photographs to help fundraise for the Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. “Trigger” product sales will donate 50% of the net proceeds to the Carey Foundation and 50% will be donated to the Hera Foundation. Postcard sales will donate 50% of the net proceeds to the Carey Foundation and 50% of the net proceeds to the Hera Foundation for women with ovarian cancer.
Marcela Shine is Founder of Avanzar Ventures, Business Manager of The Tutu Project and an advisor to the Carey Foundation. Her company, Avanzar Ventures, has been supporting the project by providing operational, social media and technical implementation strategy since the inception of the project.