Anthony Gatlin, a US Marine and Air Force Veteran, has decided to make people smile for a living. While in the military, he did not make people smile. Twenty-eight years was enough. In his second career, he is a portrait and wedding photographer, making people smile for a living. He loves being a photographer. And he is very good at it. He sees things that other people couldn't imagine and he makes it live on in photographs. This is his dream career. Part of that dream is to have a studio in 'small town America'. He wants to know his neighbors and the townspeople. He wants to be a part of the community, to help build Main Street back to its glory days.
After retiring, Tony moved back to his hometown to be closer to his children and grandchildren. It was also a neccessity, as his father is in the early stage of Alzhiemer's. So, he moved his family into his father's home to begin the next chapter of his life as a photographer and a caretaker. After a year of settling in and searching for a perfect place for his studio, he found it, in downtown Malvern, Arkansas.
I am trying to raise money to help make Tony's dream come true. This is his time. But he needs help. He needs updated studio equipment, computers, furnishings, some props and money for marketing and advertising. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated and will be paid forward in one way or another.