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Calendar for the Cause

Post by Yasmeen » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:05 pm

This weekend, VA and I talked to Chester about a way to merge her amazing photography skills and some hot female climbers in order to raise some money for the Murray Property. I'm not sure of the details yet, except that - despite Wes's generous suggestions - there probably won't be nudity involved.

Chester has offered to devote a Sunday evening (we've set April 16th as a tentative date, and will keep it there unless someone who wants to participate needs us to move it) at Red River Outdoors, where Amy has offered to let us use some space for the photo shoot. We need at least 12 girls, and we're happy to have more. Come clean or dirty, made up or straight from the crag. We've got a couple ideas, with themes ranging from Focus to Women and their Racks (sport racks also welcome).

If you are interested, post a reply or PM me so I can get a list together. Chester is going to take the pictures and touch them up if need be, but we are responsible for getting everyone together for the photo shoot and also for marketing the final product. If anyone has any ideas, we'd love to hear them. We're thinking about setting up a site similar to Wes's Smug Mug site, where you can order the calendars on an as-needed basis, so that we don't waste money if we overestimate the demand. But, we're open to suggestion from people who might be more knowledgeable/experienced with this sort of thing.

That's all... bring it on!
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Re: Calendar for the Cause

Post by Wes » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:04 pm

Yasmeen wrote: probably
Maybe there is hope! :wink:

If you all want to use my smugmug site, you are more the welcome to, it is paid for, and I have plenty of space and bandwidth.
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Post by Yasmeen » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:45 pm

Awesome-- thanks a bunch, Wes. So that part of the problem is solved. Now we just need the girls for the photo shoot and we're set. I bet we could pull in a good amount of cash with this project! Come on, ladies... suffer for our art. ;)
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Post by John E » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:39 am

Are you gonna do a 2007 calender or an 18 month one covering the rest of 2006 and 2007?
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Post by Yasmeen » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:03 am

We were thinking a 12-month calendar, and Jen V. had a cool idea for the layout/contents that we will probably pursue. We've already filled at least half of the 12-person quota! :D
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Post by Andrew » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:37 am

Erynn's busy that day, I wouldn't even ask her.
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Post by ReachHigh » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:21 am

I really think this callender would sell well. I havn't ever seen a unattractive female climber.
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Post by chester » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:09 am

Anyone who is not available that day would be more than welcome to meet me in my studio in Cincinnati anytime!
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Post by Christian » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:42 am

Okay, am I the only one offended by this project's apparent exploitation of woman's sexuality? :shock:
What's next "Hotties for Humanity"? :oops:
I admire the motivation but I question the "art" of it.
However, if dipsi AND spragwa are cool with it I will order the calendar. 8)
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Post by rhunt » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:54 am

I agree...let's support the objectification of women to make a buck. mark me down for two.
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Post by Yasmeen » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:10 pm

As an aside, Dipsi and Spragwa were two of the first to reply and say they wanted to be in it. I suppose any time someone's picture is taken, they are "objectified," as they are no longer their actual selves but a depiction of themselves in that moment, which could be generalized to be an "object."

So, if someone poses in a sexy picture, are they being objectified; whereas someone who doesn't know their picture is being taken is not objectified? If that is the case, maybe we could all just hang out at RRO and Chester could pop up at random intervals and snap shots. We could be guaranteed not to look hot, and thus the calendar would be politically correct. There are so many lines to draw when it comes to stuff like this. The way I see it, we'll be having fun and capturing a few moments of it, and if we make some money for the coalition, then awesome.
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Post by Yasmeen » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:11 pm

Also notice that no one mentioned an objectification of Ray in his underwear. Interesting.
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Post by Christian » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:14 pm

Hey, Yasi, I support you completely in this project.
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Post by Meadows » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:16 pm

Good point, Yas. Who said the ladies would pose in such a manner to appeal to men's prurient interest anyway? Oh, wait ... we're talking about men. They can take anything and make it sexual.

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Post by rhunt » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:34 pm

hey seriously, I say what ever it takes to make a buck for the next property payment. hell I'll climb in my boxers if you think it'll sell...
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