Photo Essay

I'm not ready to let go! Are you?

Joey getting dizzy

First to 8020 Media,

When I first started reading the email from Laura Miner Editor in Chief, I kept looking over my shoulder for Ashton Kutcher. Waiting for him to jump out and tell me I was being punked... Unfortunately he never appeared and the reality of the email started to sink in. It was like getting an email saying a good friend has passed away. I'm truly heart broken.

Thank you for helping many of our dreams come true, without you guys our work would have never seen the light of day. You brought us all together and gave us a place where we could all warmly introduce ourselves and our work. I know this is a tough time for everyone there at 8020 Media, this storm will pass. I promise. I wish I could shake everyone's hand and/or hug each one of you. What can I do to help?

Surely there is something we can do to help keep this great community alive!? I'm not ready to let go just yet!

Can we make donations?

Sell JPG products?

T shirts?

Make books?

Post cards?

Buy prints from each other?

Monthly fee?

Kissing booth?

Spaghetti dinners?

Hot dogs?

Can we host a JPG-A-THON, where people can call in or send donations?

To the JPG community,

I have been a member since October 2006 and I have seen amazing work here, simply stunning at times. We all have positive and encouraging words for each other. I think must of you would agree JPG has helped mold us into the photographer/artist that we have become. I'm not ready to let go! Are you ready to let JPG go?

JPG'ers, what are your thoughts?

Please comment if you feel the same.

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10 responses

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    me too. check out my story.

  • Leah Cross

    Leah Cross gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    Definitely not ready to see Jpg go.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    I agree!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    Great story!! We all agree...there seems to be a glimmer of hope out there.....go and vote at That is something we can do

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    Hell...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Mitra

    Mitra said (2 Jan 2009):

    Yes...I was bored with it anyway. Long live Derek Powazek. Paul...go catch fish instead.

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    i would like to see it continue, or a reasonable facsimile.

  • Theerapong Bhothirungsi

    Theerapong Bhothirungsi gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    I'm glad to be in this community even not such a long time, but I love here! The pictures here are very nice...

  • Jessie Macaluso

    Jessie Macaluso gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    Yes this rocks....

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