"Queen" by Richard Aaron
"Queen" by Richard Aaron
- Hahnemuehle Photo Paper
- 11" x 8.5"
- Retail value: $600
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Signed limited edition "Photographers Proof" of the super group Queen in the 70's with Freddie Mercury in a colored stripped jumper, a technique he developed in developing with color/black and white in the 70's pre-photoshop days. "He was an absolute diva about his appearance but not to the point where it affected his performance. "Freddie" was one of the greatest showman that ever stepped on stage, and I must have shot the group Queen six times. Each time, no matter how similar the music set, the show was always different." - Richard E. Aaron
His photographic work has appeared in more than 45,000 magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. His extensive work in music photography (4,000 musical artists photographed) includes, Fleetwood: The Visitor in Africa (RCA Records), a tour shot on location in Ghana West Africa. Similar projects for many top rock & roll groups around the world followed. He traveled through the People's Republic of China for several months, where he documented the first Western rock group to record an album and tour.
The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.
These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.
In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.
Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.