Which Photos Should I Donate?

chase jarvis bdayIndeed, today is my birthday! I’m celebrating with family and friends up at our cabin on the coast (snapshot here of yours truly at our fire on the beach last night), but there is something else that’s on my mind today. Giving back. And I’ve decided that in this coming year of my life, one of my goals is to give more time, money, and effort toward philanthropy and charity.

This will take many manifestations this year, but here’s one quick thing I’d like your help in tackling today. I get tapped every year to donate prints for numerous charity auctions, and I always struggle with which ones to give. A couple such asks are on my hot plate right now, and I’m stuck, so my ask of you today is very simple:

Out of all the images in my online portfolios here, would you please click around and tell me which image(s) is/are your favorite? Please specify by gallery name and image number.

I’m not looking for praise or critique, I’d just love to know which image(s) you like from any on this site so that we can collate all the feedback and use this community’s thoughts to help determine which prints I donate to raise money this year.

Thanks in advance. Your time here is the best birthday gift I could think of receiving.

158 Responses to Which Photos Should I Donate?

  1. Nikhil Nigade July 18, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Happy Birthday Chase :) and great idea. Good luck with that.

  2. Dane July 18, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    I would say any of the sandisk series with the skiing if possible. Not sure i those are protected works.
    But i would seriously hang those on my wall.

  3. Dane July 18, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Scratch that last statement, I meant the Stevens Pass and New Zealand photos.

    Happy birthday bro, and good luck with the upcoming year!

  4. Joe F July 18, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Chase, the one photo I believe people would buy is the swimmer entering the water. This one has great appeal to many and should sell great.

    • JBerry July 19, 2011 at 1:03 am #

      The swimmer entering the water in the Disposable Heros Album I believe it’s #18 and #9 under your Commercial Album get’s my vote.

  5. Mirko Vukasovic July 18, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Happy Bday Chase! I love your way to celebrate your birthday! I’m a sucker for nature and i LOVE your gallery from REI stores and New Zealand.

    Abrazos y feliz cumpleaños che!! Enjoy with the ones you love.

  6. Kelvin July 18, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    The No. 3 of the Disposable Heroes album. Good luck and Happy Birthday.

  7. Tracy Smith July 18, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Disposable Heros gallery
    -Ballet dancers from PNB in (if you donate this or auction let me know where my daughter would love it)

    Tous les jour gallery:
    -yellow and white umbrella shot
    -reflection on the river shot

    Stevens Pass
    -Neck deep powder
    -tree bonk
    -last run

    anything from the NZ B&W series

    Best of luck and good for you to do this

  8. Kiriako Iatridis July 18, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    How do you choose!
    I would say most of my favourites are in the Disposable Heroes Album…

    03/25 (Girl walking out of frame, shooting into bare heads)
    06/25 (mannequins)

    and from the Panoramic project….

    the 4th last image (of the ocean shore)
    and the last image (the runner)

    Now Chase… I want ask you the very same question! out of my portfolios… which are your favourites, and which would you pick to print? …if you had to pick any.


    Cheers man! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


  9. Norlinda July 18, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Like everyone else has mentioned, your New Zealand B+W are stunning and are my favourites. I love NZ and you’ve really captured the essence which I love about that country.

  10. Lisa July 18, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    I believe # 3 of the Disposable Heroes collection will sell.

  11. Josie July 18, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    happy birthday Chase!!

  12. Paul Charette July 18, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Hey Chase, happy birthday.

    My selections:
    NZ B/W landscapes – Image #1, 4, 8,
    From Paris: #22, 23 right,
    REI Panos – 4th from end.

    Hope this helps! Have a good one.

  13. Adam July 18, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    I really like your “Disposable heroes” collection. Happy birthday bro.

  14. Amanda Q July 18, 2010 at 11:27 am #


    Wow so hard to choose but I really like two photos from disposable heroes. They are the fire fighter and the diver into the pool…was it a pool?

    Again, have a great birthday celebration. Be safe

  15. John Leonard July 18, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    New Zealand #8 (The one with the grass field in the foreground)

    Seattle #11 (Shot of the helmet)

    Disposable Heroes #2 (Firefighter)

    Disposable Heroes #8 (Leaping Dancer on Black)

    Disposable Heroes #18 (Diver, Hasselblad Masters shoot)

    I think those would be a nice selection that run the gamut on subject matter and style to draw a larger crowd interested in say purchasing the print during an auction or what have you.

  16. Andres July 18, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Happy Bday Chase!!!

    I would say:
    -Commercial : 14-15
    -Disposable: 18
    -Tous Les Jours : 20-22
    -Steven´s Pass : 9
    -NZ & REI: the entire galleries are amazing!!!

  17. Erica July 18, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY anything from the “Songs For Eating and Drinking” series. The shots ignite an intense desire for me to be in those moments and when it comes to raising money for charity, isn’t igniting emotion the entire point?

    Happy Birthday.

  18. Nobody in particular July 18, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Hey, happy birthday! I hope your next year is the best one, yet.

    I’ve looked at your work for awhile. Just spent another 30 minutes at it. Impossible to say if anything wouldn’t be well-received. Throw some virtual darts, you’ll have excellent selections regardless of where they “land”.



  19. Giovanni Arteaga July 18, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Best wishes for good health, continue success on your special day and always. Happy birthday to you.

    Why don’t you auction your time to photograph the winner and include one of your favorite prints which relates to the charity? :)

  20. Brian Perkins July 18, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    #15 in the New Zealand B&W set is pretty striking.
    Happy Birthday!
    and many happy alignments…..

  21. Jason Mark Harris July 18, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    DISPOSABLE HEROES image 3 has always been my fav

  22. joar andré July 18, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Happy Birthday, Chase! A great way to celebrate :-) One of my favorite photographs is of the person diving into the water. (Image 18 in the Disposable Heros album)

  23. Jason Mark Harris July 18, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    also a fan of COMMERCIAL PORTFOLIO image 1

  24. Jason Mark Harris July 18, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    PS happy Birthday Chase

  25. Matt July 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Commercial Nr. 3
    Disposable Heros Nr. 1
    Songs for Eating and Drinking Nr. 8
    Seattle 100 Nr. 22

    Happy Birthday Chase.

  26. Richard Melanson July 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    As far as prints go, the first shot in the New Zealand B+W Landscape gallery has always blown me away. I would LOVE to have that hanging on my wall. As soon as I started reading this post it popped in my mind.

    Happy Birthday Chase!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Brett July 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    New Zealand Landscapes: #1 and #4

  28. Drew July 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Happy Birthday Buddy,

    I loved “cobwebs” in B&W, “hood ornament” and “kid flying kite”. The stack of cardboard boxes really stuck with me too.

    Its a great thing you’re doing man, good luck with it, and the coming year.


  29. Jack Pope July 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase! My choice would be number 22 from tous les jours

  30. Shelby White July 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday man!

    I’m going to have to go with Commercial #3 being my favorite and perhaps from the New Zealand archive, #1.

  31. Vee July 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!

    #13 from the New Zealand collection.

  32. Allan Bank July 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Happy birthday Chase!

    Great idea: Tous Les Jours / 25

  33. chad July 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    any of the new zealand images are beautiful and i would love to own any one of them…happy b-day…

  34. Jonathan July 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase, I’m going with #3 and #18 from the disposable heroes series.

  35. a.gee July 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    new zealand — remarkables @ sunset + fjordlands
    commercial portfolio — normandy beach

    happy birthday !

  36. Mark July 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Disposable Heroes #3
    Commercial #2
    Commerical #23
    Tous les Jours #8

    I think these would be nice

  37. Tim July 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Happy Birthday!
    22 or 25 of your tous les jours portfolio (23 is good too).

  38. Jane Quigley July 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Chase!
    The criteria I used (as everyone else did) is what would I like to own.

    There are more than 1 or 2 ;)

    DISPOSABLE HEROES: #2 and #25
    iPHONE AS ART: #5, #17, #18, #20, #22
    TOUS LES JOURS: #3, #4, #8, #13, #17, #22, #23, #25
    Any of the NZ or panoramas

    Hope you have a year filled with laughter and love.

  39. Brent Davidson July 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    Happy Bday Chase!

    I like…
    New Zealand #1, #14, and #15
    Disposable Heroes #7, #8, and #18
    Tous Les Jours #22
    Commercial # 15

    Hope you can choose after all the choices you have before you!

  40. james July 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Way to give away your B-day like Seth suggested!

    My favs:
    Seattle 100: #6
    NZ Landscapes: #1, #2
    Commercial: #15
    Panos: Everything

  41. Marlena July 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Happy b-day! Any of the disposable heroes would be nice. If you want to make an even bigger difference, consider photographing someone who recieves services from the charity and posting a behind the scenes how to for other nonprofits. Right on for doing this. Amazing work.

  42. Chase Gaewski July 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Yeah, I’d have to say my favorite in your entire collection would be #22 from Tous Les Jours. I wish I had that framed in my room xD

  43. Anonymous July 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    happy Bday Chase!

  44. Mr Din July 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!
    my favorite is the #22 from “tous les jours”! :D

    thank you for all your good (and shared) work!

  45. stuart warner July 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    My favorites are:
    1. Tour les Jours, #22/26 (umbrellas in crosswalk).
    2. New Zealand, #6/16 (glaciar and waterfall).
    3. Disposable Images, #18/25 (swimmer and bubbles, but I would prefer this to be CU and slightly rotated to the right, so it was a diagonal shot; it would be stronger).
    4. Underground Cultural Leaders … , #18/25 (ECU portrait of handsome guy).
    5. Commercial Portfulio, #25/32 (boy jumping in upper left of frame)

    extra pick #6. Commercial Portfolio, #25/32 (Toyota chasing people over sand dunes).

  46. daniel costa July 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    It’s so hard to point just one but I would say that my favorite is on the DISPOSABLE HEROES photo number 3…

    happy birthday and all the best


  47. James Dyas Davidson July 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    First – happy birthday you auld bugger!

    Second – It has to be the Tour Les Jours set as I think that it the essence of you and probably number 22.

    Keep inspiring.

  48. diala chinedu July 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHASE!!! I wish you everything your heart desires on this your special day…

    I have more than one choice for images to donate

    New Zealand Landscapes (#1, #14 and #16) I love those
    Tour Les Jours (#22) SICK SHOT!!! Probably your best piece ever!!!
    Disposable heros (#3) I can’t get enough of this photograph

    Sorry, I couldnt choose just one…all ur photos are great and i couldnt pick just one

    Takecare man!!!

  49. Julie July 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Chase! Here are my picks from your portfolios:

    Disposable Heroes



    Stephens Pass


    New Zealand


    Hugs, Julie aka Glitter Girl

  50. Doug July 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    They are all great, in particular
    New Zealand 1,3,11,16 (16 my favorite of them all)
    Stevens Pass 8,11
    Disposable Heroes 8
    REI photos 9,10


  51. Keri July 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Your Stevens PAss shots are great and i would love to have a couple of them hanging on my wall but i think for the masses any of these would be great – NZ B+W Landscapes #1,#5,#16

  52. Marcos July 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Happy Birthday mate….
    Mine is #7 from Disposable Heroes.
    All the best and Spain, Campeón del Mundo!!! Couldn’t resist!! ;-)

  53. scout July 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    any of the tour les jours are a good choice, but i love the eating + drinking ones because they have a great story behind them… happy b-day chase!

  54. Steven Geer July 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!

    My pick would be Disposable Heroes # 18- the diver in the water. This image is mesmerizing to me. Thanks for the inspiration in all that you do.

  55. Dario Branco July 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Commercial Portfolio – Photo 1- 4 – 8
    Disposable Heroes – Photo 7 – 18

  56. Drake Miller July 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    First of all happy birthday Chase. Personally I would love to have the ninja image on my wall and the diver to.

  57. DPatten July 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    Happy Birthday Day Man! So many good photos but I would say #22 and 26 from Tous Les Tours, or #4 ,11,or 14 from the New Zealand!

  58. Randy July 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Great idea Chase. Giving always feels so great because you know how much it means to others. My favorite is from Tous les Jours #08.

    Good luck with this years resolution

  59. Darla July 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Birthday- It is better to give than receive on your birthday. #11 of Tous les Jour is my choice.

  60. Pinto July 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!
    Disposable Heroes # 18

  61. P July 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    For YOUR birthday, I would like to have the following: ;o)

    #18 Underwater Diver/Disposable Heroes

    #06 Cliff McGrath/Seattle

    #19 Versailles Gardens/Tous Les Jour
    #20 Window Washer/Tous Les Jour (my personal favorite!)
    #22 Zebra Crossing in Snow/Tous Les Jour

    #23 Tubing/Stevens Pass

    #08 Fjordlands/
    #16 Remarkables @ Sunset/NZ B+W

    ♫ Happy Birthday to you… ♪

  62. Rizki July 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Happy birthday Chase!
    My favorites will be #1, #14, and #22 from Tous Les Jours. Also something funny like #28 from Seattle 100

  63. Shannon July 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!
    My favorites are #1 from New Zealand B+W Landscapes, #11 from Disposable Heroes, and #20 and #22 from Tous Les Jours

  64. Andre July 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase, great day for it (same for me ;-) )

    I love the classic B& W of Mt Aspiring, image #15 in NZ gallery and #22 in Tous les Jours gallery.

    I’m just in process of doing something similar for the Leukaemia Foundation here in Australia.

    Well done.

  65. JR July 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Tough choice to pick a favorite. Mine would be Campaign #7, the Rebock BB shot.

  66. Scott MacKenzie July 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Happy Birthday, man!
    I start PhotoSchool on Aug 16!
    So, thx to you and yer team for the inspiration.
    I like New Zealand B&W Lanscapes #2.
    People who live in the south cannot hear the snow crunch enough, so that image helps!

    Thanks, and Best!

  67. taylor July 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    happy birthday! i love so many of your photos but narrowed it down to:

    commercial #4
    commercial #15
    disposable heroes #3
    iphone #16
    new zealand #6

    thanks for your blog btw–i always look forward to your posts :)

  68. Sam July 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!
    Stevens Pass #4, #6, # actually if possible the entire Stevens Pass portfolio.
    Tous Les Jours #22

    Love the REI and Commercial portfolio stuff

  69. Ken Mott July 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Happy Birthday!

  70. Nate Perkes July 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Hey Chase, Happy B-Day! My favorite by far is picture 22 of the Tous Les Jours. That photo is absolutely amazing, and would look truly incredible printed and framed.

  71. Sentow July 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    Chase, thanks for being a leader.

    NEW ZEALAND B+W LANDSCAPES – #16, love the shot.

  72. Ken July 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm #


    #1 and #11

    ( I think these are wonderful, and in general I really do not like landscape photographs. But these, wow. )

  73. Ricky July 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Happy birthday to you, Chase! Always loved your first picture from your Commercial Portfolio

  74. john July 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    Happy Birthday Chase!

    Commercial Portfolio image 2
    Disposable Heroes Portfolio image 10, 11 and 25
    Stevens Pass Portfolio image 4 and 9
    New Zealand Portfolio image 1 and 16

  75. Croan July 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    That’s a bit like asking me my favorite Beatles song… but if I have to choose, I’ll go with Disposable Heroes #18.

    Happy birthday, my friend. Miss you terribly.

  76. Randy Garcia July 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    Happy Birthday. I wish i could choose all of your photos. My absolute favorites are “TOUS LES JOURS” #11 and Heros #18.

  77. Martin Wolf July 18, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Chase! Although I’m too late.

  78. Sam Figueroa July 19, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    Disposible Heroes #7 or #11 with a preference to #7

    And btw. A belated Happy Birthday to you. I was too busy celebrating. No, really, my Mom’s birthday is on the 18th too.

  79. Happy Birthday July 19, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    The most memorable picture for me is the shot from Nikon D90 campaign – #4 in Portfolio. Chole in a field.

  80. Daf July 19, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    I think I would tailor it depending on the charities.

    E.g. if something ecological – then do more of a landscape/nature one.
    If human interest e.g. Hospice/soup kitchen/fire service etc – then more of a portrait.

    PS Happy Birthday ;)

  81. Pepijn July 19, 2010 at 2:19 am #

    Hi Chase,

    Happy Birthday from Holland!
    I think it is a good idea to do more charity.
    Just yesterday I went through your portfolio just for inspiration. Well an hour later I was still browsing and amazed by your work. :-) so this is an easy challenge for me.

    Commercial Work: 2, 26 (although I really fancy 1 as well)
    Disposable Heros: 7 (wow, and what a perfect model!) and 17(the ninja! :-))


  82. brent... July 19, 2010 at 4:28 am #


    happy birthday.

    tough choice.


    that images always has a different quality WOW factor to me, and i read a very persistent positive message in the image.



  83. Sebbe/DK July 19, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    Happy B day Chase,
    Think any of the TOUS LES JOURS pics whould do nice on a charity auction. If I had to chose one it whoud be nr. 1 or 22.

    Love your work


  84. liga July 19, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    Hi Chase,
    Happy Birthday.
    It’s very hard chose only a few of your photos. In my honest opinion, your photos are all perfect. But, i can find some superlative shoot.

    Commercial #8
    Commercial #18
    Heroes #23


  85. Raluca July 19, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    Happy belated birthday, Chase! I wish you the best and tons of inspiration! :)
    As to which photos to choose, I have three I can’t take my eyes off of. #15 from Stevens Pass, #17 from iPhone as Art and #28 from the commercial portfolio.

  86. BLOGitse July 19, 2010 at 6:00 am #

    Happy birthday!
    I like all your pictures….sorry! :)

  87. Jill July 19, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    My personal favs are:
    #4 in TOUS LES JOURS
    #18 in IPHONE AS ART (great reminder that an artist can use most any equipment to capture true art!)

    Happy birthday!!

  88. Anthony Perez July 19, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    Feliz cumpleanos from madrid!
    ONe of my faves is the Disposable Heroes # 18- The Diver. Just love it!

  89. Nazli July 19, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Happy belated birthday Chase. You are a great inspiration.
    Disposable heroes 11,13
    Seattle 100 22
    Songs for eating 4
    Iphone as art 16
    Tous les jours 11,20
    Stevens Pass 4,9
    NZ portfolio 1,3

  90. Alan Matthews July 19, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Steven’s Pass #4 & #17

  91. Brett July 19, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    I’d maybe choose depending on the charity, and what would give charity bang for the buck. So awesome ‘scapes seem to do the trick. SO… REI pano 7, 9 (which I bet would look awesome printed hanging on a wall) and NZ 1 and 12. Good luck!

  92. Peter Caty July 19, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    Happy Birthday!

    Commercial Portfolio – 2, 32
    Stevens Pass – 4, 19, 22
    Disposable Heroes – 19

  93. James Bunch July 19, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Hey man Happy Birthday!

    as for shots, I really dig “songs for eating and drinking #2″- I really like the feel and the idea/story behind the shot that gives so much weight and meaning to why that group has gathered.

    Also I really like “Steven’s Pass” #12.

    I think both of those would be great prints!

  94. brian July 19, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Happy Birthday Chase, thanks for the invite to admire your portfolio once again and kudos for your continued charity work and giving back all that you do to the community!

    Photos I’d love to have on my walls (as an admirer of Ansel Adams, snowboarder, trail/adventure runner, hiker of fjords (in Norway) and aspiring photographer) and my top picks*:

    new zealand b+w: 1, 3* (clouds and ocean), 5 (mountain ridges), 10 (grass and mountain vista), 11 (fjord vista from peak), 16* (smooth clouds, ragged peaks, dark trees)

    rei pano: 3 (guys on mtn top with map), 7 (clouds, moutain, water vista)
    9* (4 hikers on a trail in a fjord), 11 (mountain vista), 13* (runner pano)

    stephens pass: 11 (skier sun kiss), 5 (snowboarder carve), 14 (snowboarder silhoutte)
    paris/tous les jours: 22 (umbrellas in crosswalk b+w), 23 (the red umbrella)
    iphone as art: 2 (taxi/jet), 12 (walkway flight attendants), 16 (luggage and legs), 17 (bar scene)

  95. Stephanie Moore July 19, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Tous les jours #19 or #22. Love those!

  96. Tyler Austin July 19, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    Steven’s Pass #4…..or any of SP for that matter…or the REI project panorama compilation. I think the REI project could bring so much life and conversation to any empty old place.

    Happy Birthday my friend!

  97. Scott Ellison July 19, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Photo’s no’s. 08 and 22 in “TOUS LES JOURS” portfolio

  98. Tim Skipper July 19, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Happy B-Day late!

    I’m chiming in late, but if its going to be auctioned I would go with one of the landscapes. I like the mountain top myself. I love your pictures of people more, but if its being auctioned to raise money I would imagine a buyer would want to hang a landscape before they hung one of a person they didn’t know. Of course I also thought that 8-tracks would last forever, proving I could be wrong :)

  99. Donnie Bell Design July 19, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    #11 disposable heroes; #16 iPhone as art; #22 TOUS LES JOURS

  100. Steven Holmes July 19, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    I’m a bit late too Chase…but I like the following two images. Typically people think landscapes or still life are best for auctions and wall art…I think people shots can rock as well.

    #9 in the Commercial book – the lone tree shot from Chile.

    #3 in Disposable Heros – the light, the colors, dramatic and fun.

    Great work Chase.

  101. Lydd July 19, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    Happy Birthday, Chase!

    My fav shots is #17 from Disposable Heroes, #1 & #2 from Commercial Portfolio.

    Cheers! :)

    • Ken July 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

      #1 New Zealand…b/w is timeless. This shot appeals to many who enjoy the rugged outdoors as well as those who love the tonal quality of a high quality clean photo. It is a shot I wish I had taken…and it shows that classics like those of Mashburn from the air are still in demand.

      #16 Tous Les Jours…city shots..not always are they wall hanging stay-power…skiing is fun…if you are a skier…and uhh…if you are young. Hikers…another…uhhh…I don’t know those folks….do you? Say, I am a charity and I want what I think appeals to the broadest audience who have purchase power…I want a photo with long-term staying power. That #16 child…I don’t need to know him..nor see his face…the moment expresses it all…youthful excitement… that all of us over-the-hill crowd can relate to from our youth…it has mass emotive appeal…beauty in the moment…classic. Staying power. And …heck..as a Chase Jarvis photo…it says to me that the scene even reminds you of you at that age ..which I suggest is a bit of autobiographical…you sign it, give it away… and you have truely given of yourself …an all-round winner.

  102. Chris Wheeler July 19, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Eglington Valley in the NZ B&W Landscapes.

  103. RPPhoto July 19, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Trees & Peaks and West Coast Morning Light from the NZ B&W Landscapes portfolio.

  104. Becky July 19, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    NZ Landscapes, Fjordlans and Remarkables at Sunset are unusual and amazing. Its my favorite portfolio.

  105. Stacy Hanna July 19, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Happy Birthday Chase! I admire your kindness and desire to give back. I’m a huge fan on your NZ black and white work. I think my favorites there are #1, #2, #4, #14. Beautiful.

  106. Jason Meaux July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Disposable Heroes – #3. Lights= AMAZING effects that bring such a spectacular, and different, uniformity of sorts to the pictures. Model= no need to up-sell the bright and appropriately chosen clothing, but at the risk of sounding cheesy, as my eyes are drawn to the right of the frame I can describe my feelings as none other than erotic! Mesmerizing Chase, truly mesmerizing!

  107. Stef July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Birthday Greetings,

    Commercial: # 18 & #26

    Steven’s Pass: #4, #9, #22

    Tous Les Jours: #22

    NZ: #1

    Best Stef

  108. Will Austin July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Happy Birthday Chase, I love the REI panos and I think they would make killer prints!



  109. Liam Hutchinson July 19, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    06 of the SEATTLE 100 portfolio.

    12 and 17 of DISPOSABLE HEROES

    14 of the STEVENS PASS portfolio.

    Hope this helps!..

    and Happy birthday Chase!..

  110. Tom Varden July 19, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    New Zealand 1/16

  111. GQ July 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Happy birthday sir!

    My selection:

    STEVEN’S PASS: #16 & 21
    NZ: #15 & 16


  112. Rachel Meyer July 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    If it’s for an auction, I always like the idea of letting a winner choose their own image. That way you don’t have to wonder if they like it, and you know that they are getting exactly what they want.

  113. Michal Fanta July 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Disposable Heroes #1 is my number one. :)


  114. Morgana July 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Disposable Heros: # 16

    Happy Birthday :)

  115. bernardo July 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    hello chase,
    you think that makes a difference having a machine hasselblad or is better to
    have a canon or nikon ,,, taking clear that l can not invest in the two camera models l ask that you give me your opinion and websites looking at my. http://www.bernardocarvajal.cl .
    and l apologize that l do not speak English and use safety traslator

  116. Ben Madden July 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    That’s great about the giving more and all that, but this is not resting easy with me. Feels off somehow.
    When someone asks you to donate a print, why not just give them a link to your images and let them pick?

  117. Audrey July 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Love the NZ landscape work, especially 1,8,15 &16. Also like #15 of the commercial portfolio. Happy Birthday!

  118. michael July 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    NZ 1 has it all!

  119. Michelle Sibley July 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    disposable heroes #9

  120. Michael Ririe July 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday!

    Love #11 in disposable heroes. #11 from Seattle 100. And #17 from Stevens Pass!!!!

  121. Darren July 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Not really a big fan of open charity givings. Possibly an easy way would be to just ask for which one is our favorite. Just my side of the world I guess.

  122. Shandi Kay July 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    My favorites are: #9 (tree with blue sky) and # 15 (3 sets of chairs) in your commercial portfolio, and #26 (trees) in the Tous Les Jours portfolio. But I have to say, they are all pretty amazing. Happy Birthday by the way!

  123. Michal Garcia July 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Chase, we have the same birthday! I also have the same birthday as my sister, who is not a twin. Two years ago we celebrated 50 years of Michal & Lia.

    Donate image 2 from the Seattle 100 project, with the guy looking into a mirror. It’s just right.

    See y’all in two weeks!

  124. Jason Parker July 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I would like to see picture 16 and 17 donated; I know you said one but they are two dance pictures and being an exdancer and now my girls are both training to dance.

  125. Amy Heiden July 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    I love #1 in the NZ B&W and #9 in the Commercial Portfolio.

  126. Mark Y July 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Disposable Heroes #18 (diver). Something powerfully surreal yet simple about it.

  127. Sean July 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I like #22 and #26 from TOUS LES JOURS

  128. Carolina July 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    I vote for…

    Tous Les Jours #19 & #22.

    NZ B&W Landscapes #1 & #16

    Disposable Heroes #18.

    My fav out of all of those is DH #18.

    Feliz cumpleaños amigo!

  129. Theon July 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday My Man! I like Jason Puccinelli and Michael Seiwerath form the Seattle 100. Stone Gossard and scott Rinckenberger from Songs……, Group enjoying falling snow and Josh Charles. On a separate note, while watching your interview with Zach Arias, I was wondering why YOU chose the prints that are on the wall when you first walk into your studio?

    thanks for your time and hope you had the birthday you wanted and deserve!

  130. Puneet July 20, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    #25 #26 #15 #10 #3 #2 these are the photos, I believe to be different and unique.

  131. chuck kovach July 20, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Happy B-day Chase! Wow, its like judging a bikini contest, you really want to choose them all. New Zealand #1, # 12, Disposable Heroes #7, and Stevens Pass #4. Your an inspiration and dude, your living the dream!

  132. Anonymous July 20, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Commercial #9 #26

  133. Pete Smyth July 20, 2010 at 3:54 am #

    Commercial #9 #26

  134. Anatol July 20, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    keep it simple, #4 & #9 in commercial photos
    and # 26 in tous le jours would be good pictures to circulate freely for humanity.
    Much love and dedicated follower

  135. Gerry Kong July 20, 2010 at 5:36 am #

    happy birthday, Chase
    Gerry Kong from Malaysia

  136. MemoDesign July 20, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    Feliz cumpleaños!!! :D desde Mexico!!

  137. Joe Chahwan July 20, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Happy birthday.

  138. Silvia July 20, 2010 at 11:13 am #


  139. max July 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    IMO 15 & 16 NZ have most universal appeal

  140. Jeff Shaffer July 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    NZ landscape 1/16 or 8/16.

  141. ausberto July 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    Yo!! Just got in to your website n Blog…I’m hooked. Happy Birthday!!! Man!!!

    Doel from Tampa, New York, California

  142. Andrea Lypka July 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    Happy Belated Birthday! All you images are wonderful but I would let the winner pick a favorite image.

  143. adam July 21, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    #22 Tous Les Jours
    #3 Commercial
    #1 NZ
    #9 REI From left to right, hikers pano
    #3 Seattle 100
    Thanks for sharing so much of what you do. I pull a lot of your stuff for examples and assignments for my high school classes. We generally use your Tous Les Jours for a composition assignment for example. Would love to have an “art composition in photography” conversation with you sometime…Cheers!

  144. jason ward July 21, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    #22 from TOUS LES JOURS

    well done on giving back. keep it up. :)

  145. John Grover July 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    The REI panoramics are #1 for me. I love the integration of humans exploring in the landscapes. And the landscapes are so strong. They make a great group.

  146. Scott July 22, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    New Zealand Image 01

  147. chris bradford July 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    my favorite pic of yours is in the tous les jours the 8th pic down of the guy standing in front of the subway. That is an excellent picture!

  148. singapore blogs July 23, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    Photo 22 of Disposable Heroes is my choice. Superb picture!

  149. Sean July 23, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday Chase! I hope I’m not too late for input on this one!

    Commercial Portfolio #25
    Tous Les Jours #s 11& 22
    Disposable Heroes # 18
    New Zealand B-W Landscapes #15

    Hopefully I’ll see you this weekend on CreativeLIVE!


  150. Chiara July 26, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Hi Chase and happy birthday! This is my choice:

    Commercial Portfolio #1
    Disposable Heroes # 7- 18

  151. Tonja July 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    Happy Birthday hope it was great!

    Favorite: 17 of TOUS LES JOURS

    Honorable Mention:
    25 of TOUS LES JOURS

    Blessings! Tonja

  152. Jimmy Gilmore August 2, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    You should definitely auction off a shoot of the auction winner doing something spectacular. Like say snowboarding on Ranier or skydiving or something underwater. You could then blog about it and raise more awareness for your charity. It would be most awesome and more fun than hitting command P.

  153. Kirby August 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    21 of TOUS LES JOURS

  154. Tim McGuire August 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    1 % For The Planet is a great Organization. Check it out. Founded by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia.


  155. Kris August 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Tous Les Jours #19 is my fav!

  156. Terrell Daisley December 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Thank you for the great article

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