Our very own Amit (founder of Photojojo!) is featured in…

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Our own ( of !) is in Hipstamatic’s first issue of Snap! They asked Amit how we as Photojojo #MakeBeautiful.

All of my projects have been about creating personality and fun on the Internet. Jelly, the free-for-all world-wide coworking movement, BarCamp, personal projects like urban camping in Times Square with visitors around the world, and of course Photojojo!

Life is too short to take things too seriously, and I think most of us spend so much time trying to be more efficient, more productive….we tend to forget that it’s really about fun—finding it, and spreading it to others.

We make beauty at Photojojo by making photography more fun for everyone! There’s a million and six sites that will give you camera and lens reviews and breathlessly give you every PR release or app launch. That’s not us.

We scour the depths of the Internet looking for the most creative, inspiring, and quirky projects. We crawl the Earth for obscure photo tools that bring the joy back into your shots. We put little dinosaurs in every box we send to our customers.

We do it because we adore this crazy thing called photography. We think it’s the most beautiful, simple, and immediate art form ever created, and we want you to love it every bit as much as we do.

Check Out Amit in Hipstamatic’s Snap Magazine!

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An excellent photo spread of Tumblr founder David Karp from…

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An photo of David Karp Wired

Check out how they got these shots at the behind-the-scenes post on photographer Chris Crisman’s site below.

Behind-the-Scenes at David Karp’s Wired Photo Shoot

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What do you get when you bring together a groundbreaking lesbian poet, a famous Zen philosopher, the founder of a prostitutes’ union and the inventor of the self-regulating filtered hot tub?

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Photojojo founder, Amit, has found a 10/10 bone marrow donor…

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, , has a donor match! ( is really good!)

Thank you to everyone who has run a bone marrow drive or sent a note of support. You guys rock.

Here’s a note Amit below.

superamit:

Many of you have asked, so here’s what’s going on with me.

WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE

  • 8/1979: Born. Grew up in CT, built a killer eraser collection, fell in love with computers.
  • Left college to start a company. Fell hard. Fled to India for 3 months.
  • Started 2nd company. Learned to be an adult. Fell in love with NYC.
  • Moved to SF, discovered burritos & some of my fave people on Earth.
  • 9/2011: Got diagnosed with Leukemia!
  • Cried. Went through 3 cycles of chemo. Hurt. Thought hard about what I want out of life. Grew up a second time.

TODAY

… After over 100 drives organized by friends, family, and strangers, celebrity call-outs, a bazillion reblogs (7000+!), tweets, and Facebook posts, press, fundraising and international drives organized by tireless friends, and a couple painful false starts, I’ve got a 10/10 matched donor!

You all literally helped save my life. (And the lives of many others.)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Tomorrow, I’ll be admitted to Dana Farber in Boston for 4-5 weeks.

First I’ll get a second Hickman line to allow direct access to my heart (for meds and for nutrients if I’m not able to eat). Over the next week, the docs blast my body with a stiff chemo cocktail to try and eradicate all traces of cancer cells. In the process, the immune system I was born with, and my body’s ability to make blood, are destroyed.

Next Friday, I get my donor’s stem cells by IV. I start on immunosuppressants to prevent my body from rejecting them (I’ll be on them for 12-18 months). For these weeks I’ve no immune system, so I’m severely vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. My hospital room and hallway become my world.

Meanwhile, the stem cells make their way to my bone marrow and, with some luck, start producing platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells. At this point, my blood type changes to the blood type of my donor. And my blood will now have my donor’s DNA, not my own.

This is science fiction stuff. I can hardly believe it’s even possible, and there’s lots of chances for things to go wrong. It’s frightening.

AFTER THE TRANSPLANT

Recovery to a new state of “normal” takes about a year, but there’s a few storm clouds hovering:

  • My immune system is new, like a baby’s. I’m prone to getting sick.
  • Just as with any organ transplant, there’s a chance of rejection. Except in this case, it’s my blood that’s the foreign body, and it touches every organ. They call it graft-vs-host-disease and it can cause health issues and organ complications for the rest of my life.
  • Successful transplant or not, Leukemia can relapse. Stubborn mofo.

Overall, 75% of AML transplant patients survive year one, 50% make it through year five. My odds are a little better since I’m young.

THE GREAT NEWS

I’ve got a long road ahead. But I’ve got a donor & amazing family & friends. A few months ago I didn’t have many options. Today I have a plan.

I am alive. I start tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Thank you.

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Ink on 30 x 16.5 in. Rives BFK

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