Kim Carr is creating photography documenting small farms and the animals they raise
13

patrons

$142
per month
Hello Everyone, Kim here....I am so EXCITED to bring stories and images to life,  from my farm and beyond, to you.  I am giving a voice and a face to the small farmers doing it right and I need your help! I want to give everyone a look at REAL FARM LIFE - without the dirt and grime. I've had friends encouraging me for years to write a book or two ... people love the combination of my stories and images featuring farm animals, and some actually think I am FUNNY.


Kim photographing Red Wattle Cross piglets 
Houston's Homegrown Farm - Endangered Status: Threatened
 
Houston's Homegrown


I have friends that are farming the right way, the humane way.  Their stories will touch your heart and soul.  I want to continue meeting more farmers just like them to share with YOU!  My books and my photography are guaranteed to be funny, educational, beautiful, heartwarming, and can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Along the way, I will make a special commitment to photographing America’s heritage breeds – farm animals whose traditional lineages are being preserved through special efforts. People are often aware of exotic animals in need, such as tigers and elephants, but do not realize we have many breeds of livestock and poultry that are also in danger of extinction right here in the United States. With the growth of commercial farms and trends of factory farming, many of our old-fashioned breeds of livestock have gone by the wayside. Some are critically endangered. These animals and small farms deserve special documentation. 

The best news....I will donate 10% of the sales income from my Heritage Breed Photo Project to the Livestock Conservancy (www.livestockconservancy.com) which is working to protect endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.  Whether my sales come from a book, an art show, or gallery...you can feel good knowing that you are helping farm animals in need of preservation.


Jacobs Sheep - WIXCOF Farm
Endangered Status: Threatened

www.wxicof.com

It would be a real dream to continue to grow my professional photography services to small farmers.  You can be a part of this mission as I produce photo essays, raise awareness through social media and promotional material to help promote the small farmer and the animals they care for.  I will provide small farmers with much needed images for their websites and other marketing outlets for free. You can help make this possible with your support.  Every bit helps.   


Fred & Serena Stuart - Stuart Farm LLC 
Tamworth Sow (Gertie) - Endangered Status: Watch
www.stuartfarm.com

My personal story may sound familiar to others:
Losing my job in 2010 ended up being my good fortune– after the initial shock, I looked at the “big picture” and decided to cut a new path for myself, putting to good use my college degree in Animal Sciences and coupling that with my instinctive connections with animals themselves.  I took up photography as a full time career.  Daily I care for many critters, including my prized mule Davy Crockett, on twenty acres in mid-Missouri.  Every other hour of the day is devoted to my photography.
 
At the same time, for the past seven years now, I do several art shows a year. I've learned that all shows gain exposure for my photography, but not all are profitable.  I simply cannot step up to the challenge of taking my work to the next level - really accomplishing some good in this world - when I'm living show-to-show and hoping for commission checks from galleries in tomorrow's mail.


Gail Cross - Witness Tree Farm 
Randall Cattle - Endangered Status: Critical
 
www.witnesstreefarm.org


This brings me to Patreon. Through your support, you will join my mission to document Heritage Breed farm animals for future books and historical reference.  It will also allow me to continue to provide small farmers professional photography services –much needed images for their websites and other marketing outlets – without charge. This ambitious project needs your support to see it succeed. If you are as intrigued by the grass roots movement as I am, then this is a journey that we should take together!  

I would like to thank you for whatever you can offer.
Whatever role you play, it is IMPORTANT. This is a long term project which will allow me to put the spotlight on deserving small farmers and animals in need. To provide a tangible symbol of my appreciation, I have several rewards that I’m extending for the various gift levels. Rewards that I think you will enjoy and provide a greater connection between you, me, my art and the mission.

I will keep you updated on photo shoots, art shows, new work, and projects in progress. For fun I offer monthly giveaways that are sure to make you smile.  Just a small token of my appreciation and gratitude.  


Narragansett Turkey (Sophie) - Banty's Barnyard
Endangered Status: Watch


It is through the indescribable encouragement from those who love my photography that I have found the courage to ask for your financial support. I promise to stretch your generosity to the limits in achieving our objectives. I realize that there is no way I would be where I am without the help of family and friends. Let me give you an inside look into my life as a small farmer/photographer. I'll roll in the grit and grime (really...I will) to bring you the best stories and images possible. 

Your suggestions for possible photo shoots or projects are always welcome!  


Miniature Donkeys (Jodee & Joleen) - WXICOF Farm
Endangered Status: Recovering
 
www.wxicof.com


Together we are only limited by our imaginations.
Please consider becoming a Patron.

Thank You!

Kim

More fun places you can check out....
Website: Kim Carr Photography
Etsy:  Farm Fresh Printables
Instagram:  
KimCarrPhotography


Tiers
The Piggly Wiggly Club - Minus the Grit and Grime
$1 or more per month 1 patron
SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT....Thank you so much for being a part of my journey to capture fun, up close and personal images of farm animals and rural life.  


Help title new work, create greetings for new cards, and access a behind-the-scenes photos from my shoots.



Includes
  • Behind-The-Scenes Pics
  • Contest - Title My Art Work
  • Patron-Only Content Feed
  • Patron-Only Polls
The Early Bird Catches the Worm - Sneak Peek At New Work
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO....See my latest work before anyone else.  This also gives you the opportunity to purchase work before other fans....especially beneficial for numbered and limited-edition work.  


You will also receive a handwritten card featuring one of my images as a personal Thank YOU for your kindness.  


Get ready for all the squealing great rewards from above, plus...




Includes
  • Early Access To My Work
  • Handwritten Thank You Card-From Me to You!
The Cat's Meow - Discounts on Artwork
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
PURRFECT....Get all the cards, prints, or wall art you've ever wanted at 15% off AND High-res Wallpaper uploaded every month.  


You'll get everything to crow about from above, plus...



Includes
  • 15% Discount Code For My Etsy Shop & Website 4x a Year
  • Downloadable Wallpaper Image-Every Month!
The Wacky Wooly Wanders' Club - Behind the Scenes
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
WHOA WALLY....Want a special behind-the-scenes look at where I shoot? I'll share video of the farms and critters I photograph.  Get a feel for the landscape and surrounding settings from which I shoot AND 6 sample coloring book pages to try out before everyone else! 


Rewards include all the Purrfect items from above, plus...



Includes
  • 6 Printable Coloring Book Pages
  • Behind the scenes videos
I've Got This Licked - Grow Your Art Collection
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
MOOOOVE ON OVER....A signed and matted open edition 8x10 of your choice is on it's way! Start your collection or add to it. This is the way to grow your Kim Carr Photography collection! Plus you'll get 24 printable note cards/ 12 different designs.  Keep one for yourself and send one to a friend!


You also get all the wooly, wonderful rewards from above, plus...



Includes
  • 12 Printable Note Card Designs -Digital Files
  • Signed and Matted Open Edition 8x10 Print-Ship After 6 Months
Here We Goat Again - More Rewards!
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
RAMS TO YOU...My inspiration to photograph farm animals started in my very own backyard with my own critters such as Buford.  You are awesome and I want to credit you in my book, plus random fun items will come your way!  


You'll be treated to the other Moovelous gifts listed above, plus...



Includes
  • 6 Handmade Greeting Cards-Made by my two hands, here on the farm
  • Credits in Heritage Breed Book Once Published
Donkeys & Mules Rule Club - Artist Signed Canvas
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
HEE HAW.....YOU RULE!  As a SUPER FAN of my photography, it's only right that you have your very own "Sophia Smiling" canvas. She has brought me so much luck and happiness; you deserve the same. 


You also will be invited to my farm for lunch and a tour of where it all began-you can even do farm chores!


Kick up your heels because you will receive all the goat-tacular perks from above and then some.  Check this out.


 *Book received after 6 months as a Patron, 11x14 after 9 months, and Signed Canvas after 12 months.



Includes
  • 16x20 Limited Edition Print - Signed and Numbered
  • 24x36 Signed Canvas-Shipping Beyond Continental U.S. Extra Fee
  • Invite to visit my farm for lunch & tour-Now this is COOL!
  • Signed & Dedicated Copy of Heritage Breed Book Once Published
Goals
$142 of $1,000 per month
Your regular monthly support on Patreon will permit me to redirect my use of time, from chasing whatever income I can (smaller shows, etc.) to my mission of photo-documenting farm animals and honoring our farmers. The ability to cover the costs of trips to visit small farms will allow me to continue my photo journey without scrambling to literally buy chicken feed for my critters.  

In reaching this goal I will be able to donate professional images to small farmers so they may promote the work they are doing on their websites, social media outlets, and other promotional material.

The dream of producing a book with my farm stories and photos will start to take shape as well as additional projects to raise awareness of farm animals in need.  I want to help spread the word of as many endangered livestock & poultry breeds as possible in an effort to save them for future generations such as my great nephew, Brycen, as well as his children, and your children and their children.  These animals truly are in danger of extinction. Let's change that together! Our future and their future depends on it.

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Hello Everyone, Kim here....I am so EXCITED to bring stories and images to life,  from my farm and beyond, to you.  I am giving a voice and a face to the small farmers doing it right and I need your help! I want to give everyone a look at REAL FARM LIFE - without the dirt and grime. I've had friends encouraging me for years to write a book or two ... people love the combination of my stories and images featuring farm animals, and some actually think I am FUNNY.


Kim photographing Red Wattle Cross piglets 
Houston's Homegrown Farm - Endangered Status: Threatened
 
Houston's Homegrown


I have friends that are farming the right way, the humane way.  Their stories will touch your heart and soul.  I want to continue meeting more farmers just like them to share with YOU!  My books and my photography are guaranteed to be funny, educational, beautiful, heartwarming, and can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Along the way, I will make a special commitment to photographing America’s heritage breeds – farm animals whose traditional lineages are being preserved through special efforts. People are often aware of exotic animals in need, such as tigers and elephants, but do not realize we have many breeds of livestock and poultry that are also in danger of extinction right here in the United States. With the growth of commercial farms and trends of factory farming, many of our old-fashioned breeds of livestock have gone by the wayside. Some are critically endangered. These animals and small farms deserve special documentation. 

The best news....I will donate 10% of the sales income from my Heritage Breed Photo Project to the Livestock Conservancy (www.livestockconservancy.com) which is working to protect endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.  Whether my sales come from a book, an art show, or gallery...you can feel good knowing that you are helping farm animals in need of preservation.


Jacobs Sheep - WIXCOF Farm
Endangered Status: Threatened

www.wxicof.com

It would be a real dream to continue to grow my professional photography services to small farmers.  You can be a part of this mission as I produce photo essays, raise awareness through social media and promotional material to help promote the small farmer and the animals they care for.  I will provide small farmers with much needed images for their websites and other marketing outlets for free. You can help make this possible with your support.  Every bit helps.   


Fred & Serena Stuart - Stuart Farm LLC 
Tamworth Sow (Gertie) - Endangered Status: Watch
www.stuartfarm.com

My personal story may sound familiar to others:
Losing my job in 2010 ended up being my good fortune– after the initial shock, I looked at the “big picture” and decided to cut a new path for myself, putting to good use my college degree in Animal Sciences and coupling that with my instinctive connections with animals themselves.  I took up photography as a full time career.  Daily I care for many critters, including my prized mule Davy Crockett, on twenty acres in mid-Missouri.  Every other hour of the day is devoted to my photography.
 
At the same time, for the past seven years now, I do several art shows a year. I've learned that all shows gain exposure for my photography, but not all are profitable.  I simply cannot step up to the challenge of taking my work to the next level - really accomplishing some good in this world - when I'm living show-to-show and hoping for commission checks from galleries in tomorrow's mail.


Gail Cross - Witness Tree Farm 
Randall Cattle - Endangered Status: Critical
 
www.witnesstreefarm.org


This brings me to Patreon. Through your support, you will join my mission to document Heritage Breed farm animals for future books and historical reference.  It will also allow me to continue to provide small farmers professional photography services –much needed images for their websites and other marketing outlets – without charge. This ambitious project needs your support to see it succeed. If you are as intrigued by the grass roots movement as I am, then this is a journey that we should take together!  

I would like to thank you for whatever you can offer.
Whatever role you play, it is IMPORTANT. This is a long term project which will allow me to put the spotlight on deserving small farmers and animals in need. To provide a tangible symbol of my appreciation, I have several rewards that I’m extending for the various gift levels. Rewards that I think you will enjoy and provide a greater connection between you, me, my art and the mission.

I will keep you updated on photo shoots, art shows, new work, and projects in progress. For fun I offer monthly giveaways that are sure to make you smile.  Just a small token of my appreciation and gratitude.  


Narragansett Turkey (Sophie) - Banty's Barnyard
Endangered Status: Watch


It is through the indescribable encouragement from those who love my photography that I have found the courage to ask for your financial support. I promise to stretch your generosity to the limits in achieving our objectives. I realize that there is no way I would be where I am without the help of family and friends. Let me give you an inside look into my life as a small farmer/photographer. I'll roll in the grit and grime (really...I will) to bring you the best stories and images possible. 

Your suggestions for possible photo shoots or projects are always welcome!  


Miniature Donkeys (Jodee & Joleen) - WXICOF Farm
Endangered Status: Recovering
 
www.wxicof.com


Together we are only limited by our imaginations.
Please consider becoming a Patron.

Thank You!

Kim

More fun places you can check out....
Website: Kim Carr Photography
Etsy:  Farm Fresh Printables
Instagram:  
KimCarrPhotography


Recent posts by Kim Carr

Tiers
The Piggly Wiggly Club - Minus the Grit and Grime
$1 or more per month 1 patron
SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT....Thank you so much for being a part of my journey to capture fun, up close and personal images of farm animals and rural life.  


Help title new work, create greetings for new cards, and access a behind-the-scenes photos from my shoots.



Includes
  • Behind-The-Scenes Pics
  • Contest - Title My Art Work
  • Patron-Only Content Feed
  • Patron-Only Polls
The Early Bird Catches the Worm - Sneak Peek At New Work
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO....See my latest work before anyone else.  This also gives you the opportunity to purchase work before other fans....especially beneficial for numbered and limited-edition work.  


You will also receive a handwritten card featuring one of my images as a personal Thank YOU for your kindness.  


Get ready for all the squealing great rewards from above, plus...




Includes
  • Early Access To My Work
  • Handwritten Thank You Card-From Me to You!
The Cat's Meow - Discounts on Artwork
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
PURRFECT....Get all the cards, prints, or wall art you've ever wanted at 15% off AND High-res Wallpaper uploaded every month.  


You'll get everything to crow about from above, plus...



Includes
  • 15% Discount Code For My Etsy Shop & Website 4x a Year
  • Downloadable Wallpaper Image-Every Month!
The Wacky Wooly Wanders' Club - Behind the Scenes
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
WHOA WALLY....Want a special behind-the-scenes look at where I shoot? I'll share video of the farms and critters I photograph.  Get a feel for the landscape and surrounding settings from which I shoot AND 6 sample coloring book pages to try out before everyone else! 


Rewards include all the Purrfect items from above, plus...



Includes
  • 6 Printable Coloring Book Pages
  • Behind the scenes videos
I've Got This Licked - Grow Your Art Collection
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
MOOOOVE ON OVER....A signed and matted open edition 8x10 of your choice is on it's way! Start your collection or add to it. This is the way to grow your Kim Carr Photography collection! Plus you'll get 24 printable note cards/ 12 different designs.  Keep one for yourself and send one to a friend!


You also get all the wooly, wonderful rewards from above, plus...



Includes
  • 12 Printable Note Card Designs -Digital Files
  • Signed and Matted Open Edition 8x10 Print-Ship After 6 Months
Here We Goat Again - More Rewards!
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
RAMS TO YOU...My inspiration to photograph farm animals started in my very own backyard with my own critters such as Buford.  You are awesome and I want to credit you in my book, plus random fun items will come your way!  


You'll be treated to the other Moovelous gifts listed above, plus...



Includes
  • 6 Handmade Greeting Cards-Made by my two hands, here on the farm
  • Credits in Heritage Breed Book Once Published
Donkeys & Mules Rule Club - Artist Signed Canvas
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
HEE HAW.....YOU RULE!  As a SUPER FAN of my photography, it's only right that you have your very own "Sophia Smiling" canvas. She has brought me so much luck and happiness; you deserve the same. 


You also will be invited to my farm for lunch and a tour of where it all began-you can even do farm chores!


Kick up your heels because you will receive all the goat-tacular perks from above and then some.  Check this out.


 *Book received after 6 months as a Patron, 11x14 after 9 months, and Signed Canvas after 12 months.



Includes
  • 16x20 Limited Edition Print - Signed and Numbered
  • 24x36 Signed Canvas-Shipping Beyond Continental U.S. Extra Fee
  • Invite to visit my farm for lunch & tour-Now this is COOL!
  • Signed & Dedicated Copy of Heritage Breed Book Once Published