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Social Distance Crew Cotton T-Shirt - 100% Proceeds to California Association of Food Banks

Social Distance Crew Cotton T-Shirt - 100% Proceeds to California Association of Food Banks

100% of the proceeds of this t-shirt will be donated to the California Association of Food Banks

I have been anxious, scared, and uncertain about not only my health and livelihood, but also the health and livelihood of the people around me and all over the world. These frightening times have tested the limits of many of our structures.

The reality right now is that food is scarce for many people, and in the near future, maybe even totally unavailable. There is a tendency to flock to stores and clear out shelves in times of impending emergency, but that leaves many lesser-privileged people in need.

Food banks will prove to be a critical resource in light of what is happening right now with COVID-19, and we are merely at the beginning of how this thing will test our infrastructure, supply chain, and society.

SO: I've been trying to figure out how I can help. I decided that I would do what I always try to do: I tried to make myself laugh but still reflect what was weighing heavily on my mind, and I came up with this first design with the intention of raising money for the California Association of Food Banks. You can order one today in a variety of colors.

Buy yours here:

The Trevor Project: Preventing LGBTQ Youth Suicide

The Trevor Project: Preventing LGBTQ Youth Suicide

*UPDATE: We sold out of all pins on December 17th and made a donation of $310 to The Trevor Project on December 18th, 2019!

100% of the profits the this new pin will be donated to The Trevor Project on a monthly basis. A limited run of 100 pins were created for the project.

My latest project was inspired by getting to know more people in the film photography community who live different lifestyles and face different challenges than I do, which lead to some conversations about the high rate of depression likeliness of suicide in LGBTQ youth. Through some research I found many unsettling statistics, especially troublesome during this time of year when an emphasis on family and togetherness is highly stressed.

I came to be familiar with a non-profit organization called The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Breakdown of the costs associated in producing this pin and the expected donation amount:

Item Cost Per Quantity Total
pin 2.4 100 240
back 0.15 200 30
custom card 1.2 100 120
bag 0.04 100 4
package labor (by hour) 1 10 10
merchant fee each (30 cents per transaction) 0.3 100 30
merchant fee (3% of every transaction) 0.3 100 30
Ad Cost FB 188.06 1 188.06
Ad Cost IG 39.82 1 39.82
TOTAL: 691.88
PRICE EACH: $9.99, total sales $999
Expected Donation Amount: $307.12


Republished from The Trevor Project:

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24.(1)
  • LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth.(2)
  • LGB youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth.(2)
  • Of all the suicide attempts made by youth, LGB youth suicide attempts were almost five times as likely to require medical treatment than those of heterosexual youth.(2)
  • Suicide attempts by LGB youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers.(2)
  • In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25.(3)
  • LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection.(4)
  • 1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9–12) seriously considered suicide in the past year. (5)
  • Each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on average.(6)


[1] CDC, NCIPC. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. (2010) {2013 Aug. 1}. Available

[2] CDC. (2016). Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

[3] James, S. E., Herman, J. L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality.

[4] Family Acceptance Project™. (2009). Family rejection as a predictor of negative health outcomes in white and Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults. Pediatrics. 123(1), 346-52.

[5] CDC. (2016). Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

[6] IMPACT. (2010). Mental health disorders, psychological distress, and suicidality in a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths. American Journal of Public Health. 100(12), 2426-32.

Black Friday Deals for Film, Lenses, Cameras, and More

Black Friday Deals for Film, Lenses, Cameras, and More

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Here's a list of the Black Friday deals we've found on film and film-related stuff.

Have a deal to report?

Photo Warehouse - 10% off everything at Photo Warehouse--seller of what is arguably the best value black & white film today: Ultrafine Xtreme. Use code TENOFF at checkout. Expires December 2. Shop Photo Warehouse.

Lomography - Lenses, cameras, and accessories on sale at Lomography. Big assortment of different stuff here. Shop Lomography.

Galaxy Camera - this is a sale at their physical location in downtown Ottawa. Pay no tax on Fujifilm, Kodak, Ilford, Rollei, Agfa, Lomography 35mm, 110, 120, 4x5, 8x10 film, Ilford photographic paper, Kodak, Cinestill, Ilford chemistry, Lowepro, Tamrac camera bags, Manfrotto, Slik and Optex tripods.

Analogue Wonderland - Black Friday Mystery Box! 5 rolls of 35mm film
a premium film-related sticker. The 5 rolls will be a variety of colour and B&W; fresh and expired; creative and traditional; a mix of different brands - and will be guaranteed to give you plenty of opportunities to create amazing photographs! This year they have diversified the possible options so no two mystery boxes will be exactly the same. Shop Analogue Wonderland. Paul, Mary and the gang are fine folks, and have really started this store with a bang. Really proud to call these guys allies in this film thing!

Film Photography Project - 10% off storewide, use code "film friday" (editor's note: not sure if the code supposed to be all one word or two--this is the spelling that was given to me in a promo email, so try both to see which one works). FPP is one of the reigning champs of the film game in the USA - long running podcast and film shop who definitely carry the banner for us film shooters. Shop FPP here.

ShootFilmCo - Of course we have a deal going on. 25% off everything (except zines--I want to pay these creators every cent they earn, they deserve it). Use code "BF19BLOG" at checkout. Ends December 2. Shop ShootFilmCo.

Solarcan - all orders will be DOUBLED: buy 1 Solarcan, receive 2. Buy 100, get 200. No upper limit. Solarcan is a unique camera designed to produce extreme time exposures that capture the Sun’s path across the sky. Shop Solarcan now.

Kodak - Kodak has a bunch of deals on accessories and apparel in their shop. Shop Kodak. - KEH is one of the most reputable and well-stocked retailers of used film photography equipment. They have really high condition rating standards and offer great warranties. They're offering 15% off sitewide and 30% off accessories with code "BFSALE2019". Shop KEH. - Kamerastore is the largest supplier of used film cameras in Europe, with over 53 000 sales to over 10 000 customers and an average of 5 000 items in stock. They have a big list of deals going on not just for Friday, but for the whole week. Shop