mul·ti·ple scle·ro·sis

məltəpəl ˌskləˈrōsəs/
noun
  1. a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.

 

I was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

While this was certainly not good news, it did answer a lot of mysteries such as: the loss of control and feeling of my legs and feet, multiple and severe problems with my eyesight, speech impairment, and a huge pile of random others. Up until recently, there was no successful diagnosis, but at least I now have an answer (as unpleasant as it is). No more question marks floating above my head.

The problem is I haven’t been able to work for the past couple of years.

I’m looking at almost $40,000 of hospital bills. I’m now looking at very expensive prescription medications (a whopping $6K/Mo) that I’ll now need permanently to treat this. And food. And rent. And god knows what else is coming around the corner…I have no idea. I’m scared.

I have no other choice but to ask for your assistance.

I’m so grateful for all of your support over the years. You have always been there for me. I hate to have to ask for help, but at this point, I’m out of options and I need immediate assistance.

The most important thing to me is to be able work again. This fish needs to get back into the water. Thank you, more than I can say, for helping me swim again.

-Jaime

2018 Tutorial Bundle Sale

As many of you know, I have been battling with Multiple Sclerosis, with which I was recently diagnosed…and for those of you who don’t know, now you do.

I put this bundle together to offset my inability to work for most of the past couple of years. It has been quite difficult attenuating to the MS, but I am not going to let this defeat me…your help is instrumental in this effort.

The bundle includes every product I have released:

    Colour Grading (course) – Learn exactly how I produce the colours in my work, covered in granular detail. 4 videos.
    Compositing (video) – Learn how I change/alter the backgrounds in my photos.
    Working with Models (video) – A discussion of rhetoric/consuct when working with models (I feel this is far more important than any discussions about gear/equipment). Also inludes discussions (with the model) of the creative process behind several of my photos.
    Custom Lightroom Presets – 20 Colour and 5 Black-and-White presets
    Texture Collection – over 370 high-resolution textures, photographed and curated by me.

If you are so-inclined to purchase the bundle, please know that the money is very much-needed, and will be used for food, rent, bills, and everyday living costs.

I thank you for your support!