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SLR Lounge ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Joseph Cha on August 20th 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Right now the hottest trend has the most chilling results, and by now you’ve probably seen more than a dozen “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” videos. Whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny that it’s for an extraordinary cause. So, the question is, would you rather donate money or get splashed by an ice cold bucket of water? At SLR Lounge, we answered “why not both?”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to the ALS Association, is “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” The motor neurons degenerate and eventually stop sending the signals to the muscles which then atrophy. The brain no longer is able to control the muscles. 

Our motivation to make our own Ice Bucket Challenge video was to show our support for one of our fellow photographers who was diagnosed at the age of 26 this year, and also to contribute financially to finding a cure for this deadly disease.

In honor of Anthony Carbajal and those that suffer from ALS, we’ve decided to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge to hopefully encourage you to donate, volunteer and research more about ALS.

SLR Lounge ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Music “Only Human Instrumental” by Parade of Lights licensed from – The Music Bed

Filmed on Sony FS700 with Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Importance Of The Photography Community

When we interviewed once paralyzed photographer Kevin Young, we realized how much of an impact the photography community can have. Earlier this year, we heard about Anthony Carbajal and how he was diagnosed with ALS. Watch Anthony’s Ice Bucket video for a real and raw look at what the challenge is really about.

Anthony Carbajal’s Ice Bucket Challenge

If you haven’t already please consider donating to the ALS Association or to Anthony Carbajal directly through his YouCaring page set up by his family.

**We are calling out the Fstoppers, Phlearn, Lindsay Adler and Peter Hurley to donate AND do the challenge. You have 24 hours.**

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I’m a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don’t have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Sheila Taylor

    I have been suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Camala and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Camala telling him about my (ALS Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Camala on : ( or call him +2349055637784. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR Camala CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband….sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!…

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  2. Phil Bautista

    You donate money whether you take it or not. You’re just supposed to donate more if you don’t. $10 or $100, you pick.

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    • Pye

      Somehow, the instructions were never clear in the other viral videos, lol. We are donating quite a bit in addition to the ice bucket challenge, and we challenged everyone to do the same, donate and do the icebucket =)

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  3. Austin Swenson

    Haha did it get a little bit weird with the bikini video and the car wash? Meh, yeah it did but it was also frickin hilarious!!! My hat’s off to people who are struggling with ALS.

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    • Pye

      Hahaha, that’s our lovely studio manager for Lin and Jirsa Photography =) Her and her beautiful husband model for us all the time ;)

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  4. Rafael Steffen

    Thanks so much for this amazing contribution the good of society.

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  5. Albert Evangelista

    Great job Joe!! =)

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  6. Kevin Cucci

    Awesome awesome job guys! Keep up the great work.

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  7. Anthony Carbajal

    HOLY CRAP That was AweSOME!!! Thank you soooo much from the bottom of my heart!!! All those familiar faces…. I probably watched and listen to Pye’s voice and learned almost all my lightroom editing skills through him… Much love.. you guys lifted my spirits and are making a HUGE difference. Thank you!

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    • Pye

      You are an amazing example Anthony. Keep being awesome!

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  8. Terry Retherford

    Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Mark Iuzzolino

    I should get double points for having to watch Carbajal’s video. LOL

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