Nathan Cordova is creating photographic prints and books
20

patrons

$130
per month
Hey everyone! My name is Nathan Cordova and I'm an enthusiastic and introspective visual artist living in Oakland, California. I love making photographic prints and books.

Photographs empower me to explore my own emotional landscape and to engage in a meaningful process of self-understanding. I explore the nuances of my relationship with my deceased father in my ongoing project, “One Man’s Body”. I photograph the contemporary remnants of the Spanish colonial landscape across Colorado, New Mexico, and California to create self-expressive black and white visual imagery as metaphor for the father-son relationship. 400 years of recorded family history in the southwest, my father’s history and my own, as well as my living relatives, establish the guiding framework for this project.


My work often examines my personal experience within bigger themes like: death, rebirth, violent patriarchy, love, choice, masculine vulnerability, parenting, and religious orthodoxy. 


I’m also a freelance creative with commercial photography business. This business financially supports most things in my life, and like most freelance work, it can often be a tenuous and unpredictable source of income. A project like One Man’s Body will take me approximately 5 years to complete. This is why I’m turning to Patreon. My two biggest personal expenses that I have each month are food and rent. All the money pledged here on Patreon goes directly to funding those recurring costs. I will be able to focus an astounding amount of energy on my art projects with those two expenses covered! And you can help me out for as little as a dollar a month. It’s awesome!

So what is Patreon? Patreon is a micro-funding platform where supporters of the arts can support artists like me. Think Kickstarter but in smaller amounts and pledged monthly. In exchange you get access to all kinds of cool perks! Like...

My behind-the-scenes Artist’s Process Blog that’s available when you pledge $2/month or more! On the blog I want to give you a sense of how I make choices when making art so that you can make more informed choices in your own life and creative process. I want to give you insight into the technical aspects of my process too, from project development, processing, printing, editing, presentation, media and more.


One of my favorite perks I’m offering are the 4”x5” fine art prints (below) from my current project. I deliver these prints to you semi-annually at the $25/month and above levels.



Just pick an amount you’d like to spend each month and in return you gain access to sweet and inspiring patron-exclusive content (Check out the full list of perks to the right for details) and enjoy the benefits of my undying gratitude. You can change or cancel your support at any time, and you’ll only be charged once a month at the set amount you choose to give.

Thanks for checking out my video, reading through my page, and learning a bit about my work. I really appreciate you!

Tiers
Gratitude Patron
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
I really appreciate your support! You'll receive: A great big virtual hug from me.
THANK YOU!!!
Process Patron
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
You've achieved access to the Patron-exclusive Artist's Process Blog! It contains weekly summaries of where I'm at with current projects and a behind-the-scene looks at my own creative process.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
$5 Patron
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
• Everything from the $2/mo level and dibs before the general public on editioned fine art prints, books, and zines.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
$10 Patron
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
• Everything from the $2/mo level and dibs before the general public on editioned fine art prints, books, and zines.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
Fine Art Print Patron
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All of the above AND you'll receive a triptych of 4"x5", mini-fine art prints semi-annually. The images will be selected from my most current project.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
Benefactor (Legacy)
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Everything from the $25/mo level AND one 8x10 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
Benfactor
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Everything from the $25/mo level AND one signed and editioned 8x10 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
Underwriter
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Everything from the $75/mo level AND one signed and editioned 11x14 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
  • 11"x14" Fine Art Print
Goals
$130 of $590 per month
My costs of living and the work I must do to meet them are always my greatest expense and inhibit me from making the most art that I possibly can. At this level, all the costs of my monthly food expenses will be covered. I always donate 10% of what I earn to a local grassroots organization and you can find out what organization or group I'm donating to right now by checking out my publicly visible Patreon posts.
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Hey everyone! My name is Nathan Cordova and I'm an enthusiastic and introspective visual artist living in Oakland, California. I love making photographic prints and books.

Photographs empower me to explore my own emotional landscape and to engage in a meaningful process of self-understanding. I explore the nuances of my relationship with my deceased father in my ongoing project, “One Man’s Body”. I photograph the contemporary remnants of the Spanish colonial landscape across Colorado, New Mexico, and California to create self-expressive black and white visual imagery as metaphor for the father-son relationship. 400 years of recorded family history in the southwest, my father’s history and my own, as well as my living relatives, establish the guiding framework for this project.


My work often examines my personal experience within bigger themes like: death, rebirth, violent patriarchy, love, choice, masculine vulnerability, parenting, and religious orthodoxy. 


I’m also a freelance creative with commercial photography business. This business financially supports most things in my life, and like most freelance work, it can often be a tenuous and unpredictable source of income. A project like One Man’s Body will take me approximately 5 years to complete. This is why I’m turning to Patreon. My two biggest personal expenses that I have each month are food and rent. All the money pledged here on Patreon goes directly to funding those recurring costs. I will be able to focus an astounding amount of energy on my art projects with those two expenses covered! And you can help me out for as little as a dollar a month. It’s awesome!

So what is Patreon? Patreon is a micro-funding platform where supporters of the arts can support artists like me. Think Kickstarter but in smaller amounts and pledged monthly. In exchange you get access to all kinds of cool perks! Like...

My behind-the-scenes Artist’s Process Blog that’s available when you pledge $2/month or more! On the blog I want to give you a sense of how I make choices when making art so that you can make more informed choices in your own life and creative process. I want to give you insight into the technical aspects of my process too, from project development, processing, printing, editing, presentation, media and more.


One of my favorite perks I’m offering are the 4”x5” fine art prints (below) from my current project. I deliver these prints to you semi-annually at the $25/month and above levels.



Just pick an amount you’d like to spend each month and in return you gain access to sweet and inspiring patron-exclusive content (Check out the full list of perks to the right for details) and enjoy the benefits of my undying gratitude. You can change or cancel your support at any time, and you’ll only be charged once a month at the set amount you choose to give.

Thanks for checking out my video, reading through my page, and learning a bit about my work. I really appreciate you!

Recent posts by Nathan Cordova

Tiers
Gratitude Patron
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
I really appreciate your support! You'll receive: A great big virtual hug from me.
THANK YOU!!!
Process Patron
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
You've achieved access to the Patron-exclusive Artist's Process Blog! It contains weekly summaries of where I'm at with current projects and a behind-the-scene looks at my own creative process.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
$5 Patron
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
• Everything from the $2/mo level and dibs before the general public on editioned fine art prints, books, and zines.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
$10 Patron
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
• Everything from the $2/mo level and dibs before the general public on editioned fine art prints, books, and zines.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
Fine Art Print Patron
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All of the above AND you'll receive a triptych of 4"x5", mini-fine art prints semi-annually. The images will be selected from my most current project.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
Benefactor (Legacy)
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Everything from the $25/mo level AND one 8x10 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
Benfactor
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Everything from the $25/mo level AND one signed and editioned 8x10 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
Underwriter
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Everything from the $75/mo level AND one signed and editioned 11x14 fine art print selected and delivered at the end of each year of patronage.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Priority Purchasing of Fine Art
  • 4"x5" Fine Art Triptych
  • 8"x10" Fine Art Print
  • 11"x14" Fine Art Print