Dear Shaded Viewers,
In an effort to help Jules and Alessandro provide for Ginger, here is a message that I'd like to pass along.
"My boyfriend, Alessandro and I have been caring for a pitbull mix puppy for sometime. She is 10 months old and was found tied to a dumpster in Central Park. Because of abuse from her former owner, she has behavioral issues which make a transition into a loving family difficult. Ginger is now undergoing obediance Boot Camp for four weeks to help her reach her potential as a good dog. To aid in supporting this education and transition, we are selling this 15×22.5 cm (6×9") signed photographic print shot outside Kingston, Jamaica by NYC based Italian Photographer Alessandro Simonetti. We hope to be able to achieve enough money through sales of this print to give Ginger a better life and to cover vet and obediance training camp…my twin sister and fellow friends have been super supportive in helping Ginger by spreading the word, even when NY shelters all the way to Virginia could not help. This edition will be produced exclusively for this cause and the all monies will be invested on Ginger's health and attitude so that we might be able to place her in excellent care after her training in a few weeks.
Also available will be a 16×20” Silver Gelatin Print, selenium wash (hand printed in darkroom) in ed. of 10 for 1000$ (signed and with authentication form). This option is created for those deeply interested in her well being and also the support of original artwork.
Those who have contacted me and are further interested in adopting Ginger, please let me know as I have updates on her development through her trainer. She has begun socializing with the pack(of supportive dogs living with her) and has gained weight and smiles all the time. It is a small thing in the scope of things, but brings me happiness to know she is improving everyday to reach her potential.
We would gladly appreciate support through the purchase of the prints or by way of spreading the word that she will be needing a home soon. Her pic is the very last one attached in this email;)
Thank you for any and all of your support,"
Jules, Ale, Ginger, and friends
"Surfer and Pitbull” Jamaica, 2011
open edition signed and numerated
15×22.5 cm (6×9”)
archival inkjet on museum quality paper from 35mm BW film
price 30$ (shipping cost included)
(Silver Gelatin 16×20” ed. of 10 available upon request)