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In 1992, New York State's highest court ruled that the state had no compelling interest in discriminating between women and men when it came to laws prohibiting exposure. Since then, it has been legal for women to be bare-chested anywhere in public that men can be, throughout the state of New York.

In 2007, I began documenting New York's topfreedom gender equity by photographing women who chose to avail themselves of the right to be topless in public. I've done shoots all over New York City, as well as in Ithaca, Binghamton, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Bear Mountain State Park. Although the "Free the Nipple campaign" has brought more attention to the quest to spread gender equality throughout the country, it is still relatively unknown - even to New York residents - that every woman and man here has the right to be bare-chested when the mood strikes them.

This began as a labor of love, and it has continued to be; everything has been at my own expense. So far, even with your support, I am merely recouping some of my costs, but I am grateful for that support, so THANK YOU!! As I redouble my efforts in the Topless New York photo series by scheduling new shoots, I want to be able to keep up with the state of photographic technology, and provide the best possible experience for the women with whom I collaborate, as well as for those who enjoy the photos. Your support is invaluable for helping me continue to spread the word about this unique state of equality in New York, and promote it to other states so that they may adopt similar policies.

Note: If you are a woman who would like to be featured in a Topless New York photo set, please contact me at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest!
Rewards
Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon
Patron Plus
$3 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon, plus:
  • More photos from each individual Topless New York photoset
Patron Provident
$5 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon, plus:
  • All photos from each individual Topless New York photoset
Patron Prodigy
$10 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Behind the Scenes! Once a month, a selection of photos that nobody else gets to see, from among several dozen Topless New York shoots
Patron Profuse
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A 2018 Topless New York wall calendar, featuring full-color photos of over twenty different women exercising their equal right to be topless in public (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Prolific
$30 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Your calendar autographed by one of the women depicted in the calendar (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Profligate
$50 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A framed, high-quality print of a photo from the Topless New York series (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Passionate
$100 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Behind the Scenes video! A video interview with a model in a Topless New York photo shoot, including why she's participating in the project, how people reacted to seeing her topless in public, and more. May also include footage from during the shoot itself. (You must be a patron at this level for at least two months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Paragon
$250 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Custom Shoot! You get to pick the setting for a Topless New York photo shoot. Always wanted to see a topless woman walking the High Line Park overlooking the West Village? Eating cotton candy near the amusement park rides of Coney Island? It's your choice, you tell me where to shoot. (Subject to geographic limitations, scheduling availability, and please - locations must be within reason. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)
Patron Perfect
$500 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A meet-and-greet with me and a model immediately after we've completed a Topless New York photo shoot. (Subject to scheduling availability, geographic limitations, and security screening. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)
Patron Pluperfect
$1,000 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Accompany me on an entire Topless New York photo shoot from start to finish, where you'll meet the model working with me that day, and have the opportunity to offer creative input on the session. (Subject to scheduling availability, geographic limitations, and security screening. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)
Goals
14% complete
If you help me achieve this monthly sponsorship goal, I will be able to cover the cost of traveling much more broadly around New York State to do photoshoots outside of New York City - with a wish list that includes (but is not limited to) Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Syracuse, the Shawangunk Mountains, Lake George, Seneca Falls, and Lake Placid.
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In 1992, New York State's highest court ruled that the state had no compelling interest in discriminating between women and men when it came to laws prohibiting exposure. Since then, it has been legal for women to be bare-chested anywhere in public that men can be, throughout the state of New York.

In 2007, I began documenting New York's topfreedom gender equity by photographing women who chose to avail themselves of the right to be topless in public. I've done shoots all over New York City, as well as in Ithaca, Binghamton, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Bear Mountain State Park. Although the "Free the Nipple campaign" has brought more attention to the quest to spread gender equality throughout the country, it is still relatively unknown - even to New York residents - that every woman and man here has the right to be bare-chested when the mood strikes them.

This began as a labor of love, and it has continued to be; everything has been at my own expense. So far, even with your support, I am merely recouping some of my costs, but I am grateful for that support, so THANK YOU!! As I redouble my efforts in the Topless New York photo series by scheduling new shoots, I want to be able to keep up with the state of photographic technology, and provide the best possible experience for the women with whom I collaborate, as well as for those who enjoy the photos. Your support is invaluable for helping me continue to spread the word about this unique state of equality in New York, and promote it to other states so that they may adopt similar policies.

Note: If you are a woman who would like to be featured in a Topless New York photo set, please contact me at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest!

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Rewards
Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon
Patron Plus
$3 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon, plus:
  • More photos from each individual Topless New York photoset
Patron Provident
$5 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only feed, featuring content not available outside of Patreon, plus:
  • All photos from each individual Topless New York photoset
Patron Prodigy
$10 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Behind the Scenes! Once a month, a selection of photos that nobody else gets to see, from among several dozen Topless New York shoots
Patron Profuse
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A 2018 Topless New York wall calendar, featuring full-color photos of over twenty different women exercising their equal right to be topless in public (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Prolific
$30 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Your calendar autographed by one of the women depicted in the calendar (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Profligate
$50 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A framed, high-quality print of a photo from the Topless New York series (You must be a patron at this level for at least four months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Passionate
$100 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Behind the Scenes video! A video interview with a model in a Topless New York photo shoot, including why she's participating in the project, how people reacted to seeing her topless in public, and more. May also include footage from during the shoot itself. (You must be a patron at this level for at least two months before being eligible for this reward.)
Patron Paragon
$250 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Custom Shoot! You get to pick the setting for a Topless New York photo shoot. Always wanted to see a topless woman walking the High Line Park overlooking the West Village? Eating cotton candy near the amusement park rides of Coney Island? It's your choice, you tell me where to shoot. (Subject to geographic limitations, scheduling availability, and please - locations must be within reason. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)
Patron Perfect
$500 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • A meet-and-greet with me and a model immediately after we've completed a Topless New York photo shoot. (Subject to scheduling availability, geographic limitations, and security screening. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)
Patron Pluperfect
$1,000 or more per month
  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Accompany me on an entire Topless New York photo shoot from start to finish, where you'll meet the model working with me that day, and have the opportunity to offer creative input on the session. (Subject to scheduling availability, geographic limitations, and security screening. But you do get this perk after just one month of sponsorship.)