The Open Photo Project is creating photos and interviews of people in non-monogamous relationships
7
patrons
$18
per month

What is The Open Photo Project

The Open Photo Project uses photograph, audio and text to present the beautiful, complex lives of consensually non-monogamous people.  
It was created by me, photographer Erika Kapin.  It has been a passion project since I began photographing and interviewing people about their non-monogamous relationships in 2015. 
I have travelled through the country for The Open Photo Project and include stories from people living in Seattle, Texas, Virginia, Philadelphia, New York and more.
This project has been entirely a labour of love with out of pocket expenses and hours upon hours spent travelling, photographing, transcribing and more. Now, with the launch of this patreon page and the ability to build on your support, we can continue to grow and share these stories with the world.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is very simple: you become a patron of the project, for a monthly amount of your choosing and with your help, I can work on more of the things that make this project so great!

By becoming a month donor at any level, your funds will help me continue grow and share this project with you.  With your help, The Open Photo Project can continue to increase the depth of the stories that we share within our community and the world.

While the project is long running and can be found on TheOpenPhotoProject.com and all social media, the Patreon Page is brand new!  I am still figuring out the rewards for different donation levels.  If however, you would like to start the ball rolling and start supporting this project now, you are absolutely invited to do so. The rewards will kick in just as soon as they are ready.

More detail about The Open Photo Project from Erika:

 I have been working on this project in between other jobs as a self funded part time job for several years and it is truly a labor of love. By photographing non-monogamous people in a variety of their everyday activities, I seek to present them as the complex, multi-dimensional human beings that they are. Whether cooking a meal, on the way to work, or naked with a partner, these images reveal the complex lives of these people and their choices. A combination of portraits, daily life activities and text excerpts from conversations will show an in-depth look into their lives and relationship choices.

My goal is to confront the broad misconceptions that exist in the mainstream social landscape where monogamy is the default relationship style (and the only one universally considered ethical). In addressing people who believe that monogamy is the only acceptable relationship model to cultivate healthy romantic love, I wish to introduce them to the beautiful, complex and fulfilling lives that are possible among non-monogamous people.

This project offers a look at the uniqueness of human relationships and an invitation to re-examine preconceived notions of successful, sustainable, and healthy romantic love. Together, let us de-stigmatize ethically non-monogamous relationships by building understanding and respect. The aim is for more people to accept that while monogamy is a valid relationship choice, there is a wide spectrum of other equally valid choices that can be as varied as the human experience.



Tiers
Every little bit counts!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For donating any amount whatsoever, you will have access to download and listen to FULL INTERVIEWS rather than the interview segments available for the general public.  That way, you can just download, plug in those headphones, and enjoy!
Behind the Scenes!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
-This tier gets you special behind the scenes content access! Photos that we did not use in the project with an explanation of why not, plus selfies of creator Erika Kapin with The Open Photo Project participants and maybe even some content that was too sexy to post on facebook or instagram!

-Plus full podcast downloads

Video of me thanking you by name on The Open Photo Project's twitter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Photographer Erika Kapin will thank you in a personal video tweeted out from @TheOpenPhoto.

-Plus all previous rewards

Postcard Thank You
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
A postcard in the mail with a photo from The Open Photo Project, thanking you for your support.  You can support, and receive a small piece of art in hand!

-Plus all previous rewards

Signed 8x10 print
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Receive 1 8x10 print every 3 months, signed by photographer Erika Kapin. Print will be a selection will be from The Open Photo Project.

-Plus all digital rewards

One-on-One Skype call with Creator and Photographer Erika Kapin
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In this call, we can talk about creating socially conscious art, anything related to photography, or you can ask me relationship advice! I have loads of experience talking about non-monogamy. Redeemable every 3 months.

-Plus all digital rewards

Photo Session with Erika Kapin
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Photo session either at photographer’s NYC studio on at your location.  Includes 1 hour session, and 2 retouched digital images. Redeemable every 3 months!

-Availability NYC only unless travel is specifically arranged elsewhere.

-Plus all digital rewards

What is The Open Photo Project

The Open Photo Project uses photograph, audio and text to present the beautiful, complex lives of consensually non-monogamous people.  
It was created by me, photographer Erika Kapin.  It has been a passion project since I began photographing and interviewing people about their non-monogamous relationships in 2015. 
I have travelled through the country for The Open Photo Project and include stories from people living in Seattle, Texas, Virginia, Philadelphia, New York and more.
This project has been entirely a labour of love with out of pocket expenses and hours upon hours spent travelling, photographing, transcribing and more. Now, with the launch of this patreon page and the ability to build on your support, we can continue to grow and share these stories with the world.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is very simple: you become a patron of the project, for a monthly amount of your choosing and with your help, I can work on more of the things that make this project so great!

By becoming a month donor at any level, your funds will help me continue grow and share this project with you.  With your help, The Open Photo Project can continue to increase the depth of the stories that we share within our community and the world.

While the project is long running and can be found on TheOpenPhotoProject.com and all social media, the Patreon Page is brand new!  I am still figuring out the rewards for different donation levels.  If however, you would like to start the ball rolling and start supporting this project now, you are absolutely invited to do so. The rewards will kick in just as soon as they are ready.

More detail about The Open Photo Project from Erika:

 I have been working on this project in between other jobs as a self funded part time job for several years and it is truly a labor of love. By photographing non-monogamous people in a variety of their everyday activities, I seek to present them as the complex, multi-dimensional human beings that they are. Whether cooking a meal, on the way to work, or naked with a partner, these images reveal the complex lives of these people and their choices. A combination of portraits, daily life activities and text excerpts from conversations will show an in-depth look into their lives and relationship choices.

My goal is to confront the broad misconceptions that exist in the mainstream social landscape where monogamy is the default relationship style (and the only one universally considered ethical). In addressing people who believe that monogamy is the only acceptable relationship model to cultivate healthy romantic love, I wish to introduce them to the beautiful, complex and fulfilling lives that are possible among non-monogamous people.

This project offers a look at the uniqueness of human relationships and an invitation to re-examine preconceived notions of successful, sustainable, and healthy romantic love. Together, let us de-stigmatize ethically non-monogamous relationships by building understanding and respect. The aim is for more people to accept that while monogamy is a valid relationship choice, there is a wide spectrum of other equally valid choices that can be as varied as the human experience.



Recent posts by The Open Photo Project

Tiers
Every little bit counts!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For donating any amount whatsoever, you will have access to download and listen to FULL INTERVIEWS rather than the interview segments available for the general public.  That way, you can just download, plug in those headphones, and enjoy!
Behind the Scenes!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
-This tier gets you special behind the scenes content access! Photos that we did not use in the project with an explanation of why not, plus selfies of creator Erika Kapin with The Open Photo Project participants and maybe even some content that was too sexy to post on facebook or instagram!

-Plus full podcast downloads

Video of me thanking you by name on The Open Photo Project's twitter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Photographer Erika Kapin will thank you in a personal video tweeted out from @TheOpenPhoto.

-Plus all previous rewards

Postcard Thank You
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
A postcard in the mail with a photo from The Open Photo Project, thanking you for your support.  You can support, and receive a small piece of art in hand!

-Plus all previous rewards

Signed 8x10 print
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Receive 1 8x10 print every 3 months, signed by photographer Erika Kapin. Print will be a selection will be from The Open Photo Project.

-Plus all digital rewards

One-on-One Skype call with Creator and Photographer Erika Kapin
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In this call, we can talk about creating socially conscious art, anything related to photography, or you can ask me relationship advice! I have loads of experience talking about non-monogamy. Redeemable every 3 months.

-Plus all digital rewards

Photo Session with Erika Kapin
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Photo session either at photographer’s NYC studio on at your location.  Includes 1 hour session, and 2 retouched digital images. Redeemable every 3 months!

-Availability NYC only unless travel is specifically arranged elsewhere.

-Plus all digital rewards