Jonathan O'Farrell is creating photographically illustrated poetry and short stories
2
patrons
$5
per creation

I would like thank you, in advance, for your very kind consideration, of my creative proposal. I aim by the end of 2017 to have published two photographically illustrated poetry anthologies; ' Trinity ' and ' Seasoned in Change '.

As well as utilising Patreon to showcase my work it also affords me a valued opportunity to support a currently very small number of creatives, thier work being particularly close to my heart.

I am very humbled and honoured to been given the priviledge to become a  contributing member in 
A Global Divergent Literary Collective
The above link takes you to my debut interview with Jasper Kerkau.

Why utilise this platform? As I am sure you realise it is one thing, to be authentic creative of ' the usual ' limited means  - it is quite another prospect to be flat broke, without the means and equipment to manifest ones artistic output. That means, for me, the all important camera equipment, frugal travel expenses, the odd coffee and of course, eventual publication overheads.

This is me and how I view my creative vocation:

I wish to explore the exquisite balance to be found from a meditative photography, aligned to a poetry of fewer words. These are my core themes: exploration, universal connectedness, revealed through landscapes / skyscapes / seascapes. To meet the gift of introspection that is our gaze, into the macro, nano, fractal. To savour the wild and cultivated world, out there and within us. And all this, nature, expressed physically, minimally and powerfully and  with humility.

As a further brief eye opener to my creative vision, inspirations and their manifestation, through my work, please allow me to share with you a few short extracts. 

Thesee are from the anthology introductions. Thank you, once again, for your kind attention and I hope, patronage.

Jonathan

' Trinty '
"Relationships, are they not, when we contemplate, feel and live them, just a perfect reflection of all nature? That is to say, at once complex, but when it comes to it, brutally and yet, exquisitely simple; perhaps as in ‘ You,Swan, Waves ‘? Certainly I’m often trying, perhaps striving too hard - to feel my way into this big question, if not the answer.

There seems a universal message, beyond the mere singular events, that inspires individual poems and the creative flow in me. She, for indeed that is how nature imbued hope, manifests; gently bids me feel the quiet, yet utterly tangible knowing, emanating from her loving nature, e.g. ‘ Rippling Emerald Waters ‘. This precious entity, call it also love if you will, is held in trust, by something greater - perhaps read ‘ The Young Life: a Prayer ‘. It is far more expansive and diffuse, than my immediate personalised, egoistic standpoint.

' Seasoned in Change '
" Nature is very often the substantive subject matter of my poetry . The stimuli for a specific poem might be relationships, other life challenge e.g. ‘ The going out into the world ‘ , even so, the writing nearly always ends on a note of hope, imbued by nature's indomitable life force. A key question is, what can I and you my dear reader, learn, particularly if we allow ourselves to be ‘ seasoned ‘ in the rhythm and message of her seasons?
...
Here is a fervent and fecund hope, even a prayer; what little scratchings do escape onto paper, that they somehow give reverence, to the tree and its gift."
Tiers
Hive-Life
$3 or more per creation

  • Access to patron-only content
I think about every two weeks - but since I work in some very rural and sometimes off grid locations you may have to be a little patient, it depends which way the wind is blowing, or heavy the rain storm, for the internet!

earth
$11 or more per creation

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Q&A session with the poet about my work and inspirations, followed by electronic sharing of a poem of your choice, arising from our discussion.
water
$22 or more per creation

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • Plus all previous rewards
heaven
$87 or more per creation

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Poem accompanied by one large format printed photograph and signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
sun
$135 or more per creation only 33 left

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • A ' Trinity ' (3) of chosen large format photo prints, signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
  • Your name, as  an acknowledgement, in my first two publications.
moon
$200 or more per creation only 16 left

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • A ' Trinity ' (3) of chosen large format photo prints, signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
  • Signed first editions of my anthologies,when published.
  • Personal invitation to any book signings, or recitations, as they may arise (likely to be in Europe, initially . . .  I will be sure to let you know!).
stellar
$333 or more per creation only 8 left

  • A free choice of awards at lower levels.
  • Signed first editions.
  • Personal invitation to any book signings / recitations.
  • Personally hosted week with me, in either:Serra de Estrela, Portugal
  • Jura mountains, France
  • Italian Riviera, near Monaco
  • Locations above, experiencing photography, hiking, some outdoor living to get you up close and personal with nature and of course creative and collaborative writing! 
  • A poem, written about you, or inspired by a theme you would like me to write about
Goals
2 of 15 patrons

Camera equipment including some replacement filters (it is a sometimes harsh and challenging environment I work in). Macro lens to capture the often hidden mystical energy within deepest nature and her myriad inhabitants.
Portrait lens - we, us, humans, characters, we are nature too and a poetic story can be portrayed photographically
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I would like thank you, in advance, for your very kind consideration, of my creative proposal. I aim by the end of 2017 to have published two photographically illustrated poetry anthologies; ' Trinity ' and ' Seasoned in Change '.

As well as utilising Patreon to showcase my work it also affords me a valued opportunity to support a currently very small number of creatives, thier work being particularly close to my heart.

I am very humbled and honoured to been given the priviledge to become a  contributing member in 
A Global Divergent Literary Collective
The above link takes you to my debut interview with Jasper Kerkau.

Why utilise this platform? As I am sure you realise it is one thing, to be authentic creative of ' the usual ' limited means  - it is quite another prospect to be flat broke, without the means and equipment to manifest ones artistic output. That means, for me, the all important camera equipment, frugal travel expenses, the odd coffee and of course, eventual publication overheads.

This is me and how I view my creative vocation:

I wish to explore the exquisite balance to be found from a meditative photography, aligned to a poetry of fewer words. These are my core themes: exploration, universal connectedness, revealed through landscapes / skyscapes / seascapes. To meet the gift of introspection that is our gaze, into the macro, nano, fractal. To savour the wild and cultivated world, out there and within us. And all this, nature, expressed physically, minimally and powerfully and  with humility.

As a further brief eye opener to my creative vision, inspirations and their manifestation, through my work, please allow me to share with you a few short extracts. 

Thesee are from the anthology introductions. Thank you, once again, for your kind attention and I hope, patronage.

Jonathan

' Trinty '
"Relationships, are they not, when we contemplate, feel and live them, just a perfect reflection of all nature? That is to say, at once complex, but when it comes to it, brutally and yet, exquisitely simple; perhaps as in ‘ You,Swan, Waves ‘? Certainly I’m often trying, perhaps striving too hard - to feel my way into this big question, if not the answer.

There seems a universal message, beyond the mere singular events, that inspires individual poems and the creative flow in me. She, for indeed that is how nature imbued hope, manifests; gently bids me feel the quiet, yet utterly tangible knowing, emanating from her loving nature, e.g. ‘ Rippling Emerald Waters ‘. This precious entity, call it also love if you will, is held in trust, by something greater - perhaps read ‘ The Young Life: a Prayer ‘. It is far more expansive and diffuse, than my immediate personalised, egoistic standpoint.

' Seasoned in Change '
" Nature is very often the substantive subject matter of my poetry . The stimuli for a specific poem might be relationships, other life challenge e.g. ‘ The going out into the world ‘ , even so, the writing nearly always ends on a note of hope, imbued by nature's indomitable life force. A key question is, what can I and you my dear reader, learn, particularly if we allow ourselves to be ‘ seasoned ‘ in the rhythm and message of her seasons?
...
Here is a fervent and fecund hope, even a prayer; what little scratchings do escape onto paper, that they somehow give reverence, to the tree and its gift."

Recent posts by Jonathan O'Farrell

Tiers
Hive-Life
$3 or more per creation

  • Access to patron-only content
I think about every two weeks - but since I work in some very rural and sometimes off grid locations you may have to be a little patient, it depends which way the wind is blowing, or heavy the rain storm, for the internet!

earth
$11 or more per creation

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Q&A session with the poet about my work and inspirations, followed by electronic sharing of a poem of your choice, arising from our discussion.
water
$22 or more per creation

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • Plus all previous rewards
heaven
$87 or more per creation

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Poem accompanied by one large format printed photograph and signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
sun
$135 or more per creation only 33 left

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • A ' Trinity ' (3) of chosen large format photo prints, signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
  • Your name, as  an acknowledgement, in my first two publications.
moon
$200 or more per creation only 16 left

  • Poem of your choice, printed, signed and posted.
  • A ' Trinity ' (3) of chosen large format photo prints, signed by the poet, to compliment the writing.
  • Signed first editions of my anthologies,when published.
  • Personal invitation to any book signings, or recitations, as they may arise (likely to be in Europe, initially . . .  I will be sure to let you know!).
stellar
$333 or more per creation only 8 left

  • A free choice of awards at lower levels.
  • Signed first editions.
  • Personal invitation to any book signings / recitations.
  • Personally hosted week with me, in either:Serra de Estrela, Portugal
  • Jura mountains, France
  • Italian Riviera, near Monaco
  • Locations above, experiencing photography, hiking, some outdoor living to get you up close and personal with nature and of course creative and collaborative writing! 
  • A poem, written about you, or inspired by a theme you would like me to write about