Katie West is creating Art

A cat-lady Trekkie pizza-lover trying to do as Beyonce would.

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Buy Impossible Project film
$60 per month
I have a Polaroid camera that has a timer, but I don't have any film for it. It would be nice to include some instant film for my 365 Project.
Buy and develop film
$100 per month
Buying and developing film ain't cheap. Also I like to get my film scanned at the lab which is also very expensive.
Buy new flash and a reflector
$300 per month
I don't have very much in the way of photographic equipment. A reflector would be nice! And some lighting would help me to improve as a photographer as I can have more options moving forward in my practice.
Buy a new lens
$400 per month
A new camera doesn't matter as much as the lenses that go on it. Having nice glass has always been a goal.

Buy a new camera
$500 per month
Having a new camera would be oh so lovely! It's been quite a few years now.
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About

Katie West is a photographer, teacher, writer, feminist, cat lady, and trekkie from Toronto, Canada. She is usually inappropriate, but in an admirable way.

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Hello!

What do you do?
I take naked pictures of myself and post them on the internet. I make lo-fi videos and post them on the internet. I take pictures of my cats and post them on the internet. I write about loving yourself, sex, bodies, being a nice person, being a boss, and giving no fucks about things that really don't deserve them and post it on the internet

I like creating connections with people, even if those connections are simply the acknowledgement of a shared experience or the recognition of a shared sentiment. The internet is for connection and sharing (and cats). I want to continue to encourage this connection.

So what do you want from me?
I would really like it if you helped me to continue to be an honest, body-positive, sex-positive, pizza-positive creator. 

All support that comes to me through Patreon will be put back into my art. This could mean anything from helping to pay for gas to drive to a cool location to helping me to purchase a new lens. It could also mean helping me develop film or purchasing one of my oft-needed camera remotes! 

That all sounds legit, Katie. But if I become a patron, will you address me in all correspondence as "Esteemed Patron of the Arts" and can I wear ruffled shirts and fancy hats?
Yes. 

Wait. Am I pledging per image, per story, per video? That's a lot!
Because I am creating so much content, I've opted to go for monthly pledge amounts. This means that every month I will be creating a bunch of stuff and you will give the same regardless.

If I decide to become an Esteemed Patron of Your Art, what's in it for me?
So glad you asked! In addition to being a wonderful person to whom I am eternally grateful, all my patrons will get access to a patrons-only stream that will have back stories on my daily photos along with outtakes from each day. There are also different reward levels that can get you anything from videos, to high-quality prints, to photos of my cats, to hand-written love letters.
(I'll still be posting my 365 Project on Tumblr for free, so if you can't become a patron, you won't be missing out on any daily content.)

Thank you very much for being badass.
Katie West!
<3

Here is a picture of me at the Manhattan Beach Aquarium. See how excited I am? That is only a fraction of how excited I am that you might become a patron. SERIOUSLY.


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