Print Aid for Japan – Dir en grey

Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, which triggered a devastating tsunami off the coast of Sendai. I'm sure you've seen the terrible images of the aftermath.

As a photographer, I believe in the power of images. Not only in their power to convey the unimaginable loss we've seen in Japan, but in their power to heal as well.

To this end, I've contributed an image – Kyo of the Japanese band Dir en grey – to the Print Aid Project.

Print Aid is a UK-based organization that was started by three photographers after the March 11 earthquake. They've received submissions from around the world from designers and photographers donating their work. 100% of profits from print sales go toward the British Red Cross for aid to Japan.

Photos of the Japanese band Dir en grey on tour with Apocalyptica, performing at the Pageant in St. Louis on August 31, 2010. (TODD OWYOUNG)

Kyo of the Japanese band Dir en grey. Photographed on August 31, 2010.

For those unfamiliar with Dir en grey, they're one of my very favorite bands to photograph. Not only because of the energy of the members themselves, but because of the dedication of their fans worldwide.

This image of Kyo, along with all the images at Print Aid, is available in one print size – 8×10 at the special price of £10 (about $16). The direct link to this image is here:

Kyo, Dir en grey – The Print Aid Project

Whether you're a Dir en grey fan or just a just a lover of photography and design, I hope you'll check out the prints being offered by the Print Aid Project.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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