So, What Is The Murphy-Cam Project, You May Ask?
The Murphy-Cam Project has become many things, but it is first and foremost an effort to photograph Cincinnati in a way that reflects my journey with a Miniature Schnauzer named Murphy. Our daily excursions, of both necessity and curiosity, often happen during the golden hour on the river. Bathed in the soft rays of dusk and dawn, the city presents itself in a way few get to experience. While Murphy searches for that elusive potty spot, I am left to my own devices, so I chase the light.
The Murphy-Cam Project has also morphed into my first published work, cleverly enough entitled, The Murphy-Cam Project, A Study of Light and Life on the River in Cincinnati. I never expected to appear on television with Murphy to talk about the project, but there we were, in the channel 12 studios, the channel 9 studios, at book signings, and art galleries. It even landed on the shelf at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, in their local authors section. What a ride!
As the book came into focus, I found myself reflecting on the many friends Murphy and I made with our neighbors living without a home or regular meals. After some soul searching and conversations with my wife Joy, it became clear that the proceeds from the sale of the book should be used to help our friends in need. To that end we reached out to Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Cincinnati, who serves over 400 folks a day. They are truly making a difference in our community. Due to the incredible demand, and the generosity of so many, we were able to present Our Daily Bread with a $1500.00 check from book sales.
I continue to be in awe of the kind words and continued support from folks all over the world, who follow Murphy and I on our adventures, through social media, and the Murphy-Cam blog at peterteremi.com.
Thank you does not adequately express our deepest appreciation for your accompaniment on this trek, but they will have to do, for now.
Very best regards
-Peter & Murphy