Just over four years ago I set up a Patreon profile but, for various reasons, didn't go ahead and launch it at that time.
Over the weekend I finally launched it, and I’ve started sharing previously unseen work and new work there.
I now feel there's enough of a beginning to go ahead and share it here in case you want to become a patron and support my photography and other artistic and writing endeavours.
To begin with I’m going to be sharing:
Previously unpublished images I’ve shortlisted for my interior/exterior book as patron-only, with the posts only becoming public when the book is published or when I decide the specific image won’t be included in it.
The best of my new images or newly-edited images as early access - usually a week ahead of the posts becoming public and the images being posted to my other profiles. These may be self-portraits, landscapes, portraits, photos from my travels, or images of my various favourite things (see: graveyards, gasometers, pigeons, dead creatures, etc.). These images may be accompanied by a post discussing the image, my thoughts about it, information about what inspired it, or no text beyond the title.
New instalments of my postcards from another’s life project. These were originally being created as part of my 100 Days Project in 2018 and being posted to Instagram first, but I’m now making these available as early access posts for patrons only as I create them, seven days before publishing them to Instagram and my other profiles.
As I go along, more projects will likely appear as early access or patron-only. This is just the beginning.
Access to patron-only posts - some patron-only indefinitely, others early access - starts at US$1.50 a month, so it won't break the bank if you’d like to get the inside scoop.
There are more tiers if you want further benefits like print discounts, a postcard, the opportunity to be part of my creative process, or loyalty rewards for being a patron for at least three months. The current tiers are my first thoughts on what folk might appreciate, but I’m open to suggestion on how to improve them.
Thank you if you do decide to become a patron. And thank you for following my work if you don’t.