Calendars are really the backbone of  They are what got us really involved in the business of fine art photography.  Years ago (in 1989), when Joe and I were still pups, we were working for the San Diego AIDS Project.  We were getting very frustrated with the politics of the organization (back then... don't know what it's like now!) and were looking for a way to stay involved in the AIDS/HIV community, but not be involved with the Project.  We came up with the idea of the AIDS Benefit Calendar, a fundraiser that went on to raise more than a half a million dollars during the eleven years that we produced it.  We eventually realized that we could no longer continue to produce the Calendar and donate all the proceeds (giving new meaning to starving artists... thank God we had "construction careers" to pay the bills.)  The AIDS Benefit Calendar ended, and fortunately, we now work with a wonderful publisher, Bruno Gmunder Verlag, in Germany that produces the Calendars every year featuring my images.