Okay Internet, I'm putting it out here and looking for advice.
I have a friend who one year ago this week was suddenly struck 100% disabled by Ocular Myesthenia Gravis. In two weeks his business is closing down and he is going to have to file for bankruptcy. He also has diabetes, which due to his depression caused by everything, has become so severe as to need insulin. He has lost his lifelong faith and feels like, well, like life is out to get him.
He and I have been friends for about 12 years. We went to a concert in a hurricane and his daughter has babysat my daughter. He needs a miracle and I want to make it happen before I move away in June. It doesn't have to be a huge miracle, it doesn't have to involve lots of money, it just has to be enough to give him a moment to breathe normally and life his spirits for a day.
He is a fantastic photographer and has made monographs and sold some of his pictures at festivals and to individuals, but he says he doesn't know how to sell his pics to a larger audience. He is afraid to try because he just can't take failure one more time. I have never even contemplated selling pics for calendars or magazines, but I think he is that good. If there is someone out there who is a professional photographer, I need you to give me step by step advice. And I know, I could Google all of this and get advice, but that's not good enough. He won't do it that way. If I had a how-to from someone who is actually doing it, he might let me help him.
I'm putting myself in your hands, Cyberworld. I'm asking for help in making a miracle. I need to do this for him. I really need to make a difference this once. Help!