Sandi told me to check out Chip Simons' webpage. Chip is suffering the slings and arrows of divorce and lack of work and friends. I never met Chip but feel like I just sat next to him on a cross-country red-eye after reading his bio:
I have no home, no studio, no family, no retirement, no savings, no money, no work, few friends, and two really great whippets. ...with puppies on the way.(need a whippet?) and all my beautiful cameras and studio gear, and maybe even prints, to sell on ebay...or store in some closet. I have to get rid of most everything I own just to pay for taxes and have capital in case I do get jobs I need to float expenses for. I am divorced now. 1.1 million dollars and they took 1.2?
"So, here I am. I am thinking about moving back to New York City and trying to re-invent myself. I have no idea if I can because I have little desire to do the same thing that has destroyed what I built my dreams upon."
If you hurry you can bid on his Hasselblad 903 SWC over at Ebay - it ends in about an hour....
update: 903SWC gone at $3280 and on the way to Hong Kong..
Posted by Russell Kaye at Sunday, March 16, 2008