Reginald Garcia, who photographed the young Michael thirty-three years ago, believes he has the answer to the world’s energy problem.
According to a CNN article, Garcia has developed an electric engine that produces more energy than it consumes. To help fund the development of his invention, he’s selling a collection of rare black-and-white photographs of Michael.
“What we’re essentially looking for is trying to take the photos that Reggie took of Michael Jackson, his legacy, use those funds to try to take our prototype to the market and ultimately clean up the environment and use less greenhouse gases as a result of a motor that’s very highly efficient,” Garcia’s business partner David Mahronic told CNN.
The photos are considered special because they show Michael before he started changing his appearance. Garcia took the one hundred and thirty shots during a video shoot of The Jackson 5 at a Hollywood studio, in March 1978.
“He was the greatest guy you could ever talk to,” the inventor said.
The photos are currently being appraised — with Morgan’s Keya Gallery helping the business partners to sell the collection. It’s written in the stars,” Garcia told CNN. “We have a destiny of a greener earth, a door opening today that should lead us to this clean earth.”
Since his death in 2009, photos of Michael have sold for record prices.
Last December, a shot featuring the singer posing as an Egyptian pharaoh sold for more than thirty-four thousand dollars. Two other photographs sold for more than thirty thousand dollars. Should Garcia’s collection prove to draw the same interest, he could easily raise the cash needed to market his invention.
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