Eric Goode's turtle Ball, Bowery Ballroom, 2013

Eric Goode is hosting an evening to benefit the Turtle Conservancy on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at The Bowery Hotel Ballroom in NYC. I’ve spent many a days and nights at Eric’s compound in Ojai, California, along with his lovely partner, Miye McCullough. I cannot count how many times their Ojai getaway provided a much needed retreat from Los Angeles. Their passion project is called the Behler Chelonian Center, which is devoted to the breeding and preservation of endangered tortoises and turtles. Eric’s story is fascinating and can be read in The New Yorker here: William Finnegan, Letter from Madagascar, “Slow and Steady.”

I took these photos on the property in Ojai, in 2007.

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