Andre Lichtenberg is creating art & books
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WELCOME!



Hi, I'm André Lichtenberg, an artist / photographer born in Brazil and based in the UK. I live with my family in Brighton on the south coast of England. I have a BSC in Photographic Science and a MA in Photographic Studies.

I have been involved in professional photography for over 25 years. Initially, I worked in travel and editorial assignments for international clients; that was followed by a period of lecturing photography at University of Westminster, London and over the last 10 years I have focused on developing personal art projects.

My practice explores unusual studies of architecture and the contemporary landscape. My work is personal and experimental; I tend to look inward when creating. In a simplified view, it revolves revisiting my own childhood memories while exploring the relationship between (I, we) humans and the environment. It normally takes me over a month to create a new large scale piece. I use a slow crafted process that blends photography with other mediums such as painting, collage and drawing.



I'm very thankful and proud of my art journey so far. My photography has been successful in numerous international awards, published in art books, exhibited in galleries, museums, art fairs and is collected internationally. I have been able to create my work because of the support of amazing collectors, galleries, art grants, friends and lots of luck.

However, the journey of an artist is not as easy as it may look. So I'm asking for your help.

Like most contemporary artists, I do not have a regular income. My art is self funded. Most art prizes and awards I receive are unpaid. Print sales are wonderful but not regular enough. I have many ambitions projects that I would love to develop but can afford. At the moment I'm trying to raise funds to develop a project about ice, data and memory. I want to document in my own painterly style the disappearing glaciers of Iceland. This is just one of them.

I was recently introduced to Patreon and the platform concept and philosophy sounded just perfect for our times. Maybe you can get involved?

For a quick video overview of how patreon works, just click HERE



PRINT COMPETITIONS

In exchange for your support, I’ll be running monthly print competitions exclusively for you and the winners will receive rare archival prints (giclees, silver gelatine, c-types, etc...) in sturdy packages over the post, alongside a thank you note. This will be a great opportunity for you to start an art collection or keep adding special prints to your existing one.

CREATIVE UPDATES

I’ll also share regular updates of my current projects with you. I am normally very private in my social media, this will be my special outlet to open up and share what is really going on behind the process. This will be that place were I’ll be evaluating my artist journey and I’ll really appreciate your comments and input.

I WILL ALSO CREATE BOOKS

Over the last 20 years I have been working in many photographic projects. Some lucky images from those projects have become well known by winning art prizes, but the truth is: the vast majority of those photographs are still unpublished.



I want to use Patreon to start editing and organizing the many cross sections of my archives (moonlight, architecture, rain, landscapes, cities, seascapes, travels... ) into personal art books.

My plan is to collaborate with other creative professionals. I want to invite authors / curators / designers to write book introductions and help with the layout. The idea is to create gorgeous physical books in very small editions that you can treasure & collect and I can start approaching real publishers. My aim is to create and publish here one new book every 6 months.

Any help from you will be extremely appreciated. THANK YOU!


HOW IT WORKS


If you like my work and would like to help me, just choose how much you want to pledge per month (even $1 will make a huge difference!).

Take a look at the right side of this page or scroll down if you're on a mobile device to see the pledges / tiers. The most exciting news is that I'll be giving away one archival print every month, the lucky winner will be selected randomly between all of my Patreons. I'll also post regular patron only updates with exclusive photographs (a kind of private social media just for you), I'll share some of my ideas and inspirations, I'll post the latest studio and exhibition news, I'll share the progress about the work. Plus occasional prize surprises special discounts just for patrons.

And don't worry. You can stop your payments at any time if you change your mind.



CURRENCY & VAT INFO

Dollars:
Patreon is a US company, so the currency is shown in US Dollars. Currently the approximate exchange rate for my UK Patrons is: $1 = £0.75

VAT: Due to European Union regulations, Patreon need to charge VAT on pledges made by EU-based Patrons. Therefore, if you live in the EU, please bear in mind that the Reward values will have VAT added. Click here for some more info about it from Patreon.



A FEW EXCITING RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

The last few years have been a lot of hard work in the studio. Often working late after putting the kids to bed. However, here are a few recent achievements that made me very proud.

  • 2017 - One of my large scale artworks from the Within Series: "Paris, Eiffel Tower, La Defence was acquired by the prestigious Cohen Family Collection in NY while being exhibited in a museum show in Florida.

  • 2018 -  "1,12am Untitled 2" from the Dream Series was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2008 show and book.

  • 2018 - "North Side" from the Vertigo series is currently being exhibited at the gigantic window of the gorgeous Fabrica Gallery, Brighton



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Tiers
I want to support & be updated.
$3 or more per month
Thank you for your support! With your three dollars you are contributing towards more studio time and the development of new work + helping me support my family!  This will allow you to:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share studio updates, work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations, personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered in the monthly print competitions.  


This reward equates to approximately £3/month including VAT 

Monthly print competions + Q&A
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much for being so supportive & believing in my work. Your 10 dollars means a lot to me and my project. In this tier you will have the following benefits:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations and personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered (twice, each month) in the monthly print competitions. That should double your chance to win. 
  • Have access to a monthly Q&A about creative photography (exclusive to this tier Patrons). Here we will communicate and I'll answer you questions with the best of my ability. Advice ranging from technical questions to working as a fine art photographer. It will be an online tutorial kind of thing. I'll share my experiences of over 25 years of working in photography: from being a UNI photography lecturer, working internationally in travel, editorial and architecture photography, to finally moving into art photography. This will be shaped up as we go along as I find out more what you actually want to know. I'm sure we can learn from each other. It may even evolve to podcasts in a near future. 

This reward equates to approximately £10/month including VAT 


Collecting art books
$20 or more per month
This is amazing. I know this is a lot to ask, but trust me guys, this new project will be very special and I will make sure your name gets printed in a thank you page in every book. I cannot wait to get started.  Thank you so much! 

In this tier you will have the below benefits:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations and personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered (twice, each month) in the monthly print competitions. Increasing your chances to win.
  • Have your name listed / printed on a dedicated thank you page of the books. 
  • For every six 6 months contributions approx - you will receive a signed copy of a new limited edition book at your doorstep. You will love it!

This reward equates to approximately £19/month including VAT


Art collection
$60 or more per month
Wow! Thank you so much for your generosity & believing in my work. Here you will have the previous tier benefits:


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a highly collectable numbered & signed limited edition photograph printed on chromogenic paper, size: 60 x 40cm edition of 20 or you can choose a discount towards a larger scale artwork, we can discuss that. 


You will be able to chose the artwork from a small selection of available photographs. 

This reward equates to approximately £55/month including VAT


Serious Collector
$120 or more per month
Now things are getting serious. I'm beyond words to explain how grateful I feel. In this tier you will have all the previous tiers benefits: 


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a  numbered & signed limited edition photograph printed on chromogenic  paper, size: 90 x 60cm - edition of 20 and be able to expand your art collection. You will be able to chose the artwork from a selection of at least five available images.

This reward equates to approximately £110/month including VAT


Art Investor
$500 or more per month
This is absolutely incredible. Your support and level of commitment towards my art makes me even more determined to give you my very best. THANK YOU!

This will be available for 3 Patrons only. 

In this tier you will have all the previous tiers benefits: 


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a numbered & signed limited edition artwork (inc. certificate of authenticity) from one of my large scale constructed artworks, printed on chromogenic paper, image size: between 130 to 200 cm on it's wide side. limited edition of 7 or 8 (depending on the project). Here you are acquiring very rare pieces of artwork that will increase in value as they reach the secondary market. You will be able to chose the artwork from a small selection of at least five images.
  • Up to one hour Skype, phone, messenger, etc... online meeting per month or if we happen to be in the same city, we could meet for lunch or dinner?


This reward equates to approximately £460/month including VAT

Goals
29% complete
My first goal is to be able to find some kind of balance between work, life and finances. I would love to be able to cover my studio monthly expenses by collaborating with you. I'll celebrate reaching this goal by giving a free inspiring lecture at one of the colleges that have asked me and don't have a budget to pay. Good Karma for everyone. THANK YOU!
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WELCOME!



Hi, I'm André Lichtenberg, an artist / photographer born in Brazil and based in the UK. I live with my family in Brighton on the south coast of England. I have a BSC in Photographic Science and a MA in Photographic Studies.

I have been involved in professional photography for over 25 years. Initially, I worked in travel and editorial assignments for international clients; that was followed by a period of lecturing photography at University of Westminster, London and over the last 10 years I have focused on developing personal art projects.

My practice explores unusual studies of architecture and the contemporary landscape. My work is personal and experimental; I tend to look inward when creating. In a simplified view, it revolves revisiting my own childhood memories while exploring the relationship between (I, we) humans and the environment. It normally takes me over a month to create a new large scale piece. I use a slow crafted process that blends photography with other mediums such as painting, collage and drawing.



I'm very thankful and proud of my art journey so far. My photography has been successful in numerous international awards, published in art books, exhibited in galleries, museums, art fairs and is collected internationally. I have been able to create my work because of the support of amazing collectors, galleries, art grants, friends and lots of luck.

However, the journey of an artist is not as easy as it may look. So I'm asking for your help.

Like most contemporary artists, I do not have a regular income. My art is self funded. Most art prizes and awards I receive are unpaid. Print sales are wonderful but not regular enough. I have many ambitions projects that I would love to develop but can afford. At the moment I'm trying to raise funds to develop a project about ice, data and memory. I want to document in my own painterly style the disappearing glaciers of Iceland. This is just one of them.

I was recently introduced to Patreon and the platform concept and philosophy sounded just perfect for our times. Maybe you can get involved?

For a quick video overview of how patreon works, just click HERE



PRINT COMPETITIONS

In exchange for your support, I’ll be running monthly print competitions exclusively for you and the winners will receive rare archival prints (giclees, silver gelatine, c-types, etc...) in sturdy packages over the post, alongside a thank you note. This will be a great opportunity for you to start an art collection or keep adding special prints to your existing one.

CREATIVE UPDATES

I’ll also share regular updates of my current projects with you. I am normally very private in my social media, this will be my special outlet to open up and share what is really going on behind the process. This will be that place were I’ll be evaluating my artist journey and I’ll really appreciate your comments and input.

I WILL ALSO CREATE BOOKS

Over the last 20 years I have been working in many photographic projects. Some lucky images from those projects have become well known by winning art prizes, but the truth is: the vast majority of those photographs are still unpublished.



I want to use Patreon to start editing and organizing the many cross sections of my archives (moonlight, architecture, rain, landscapes, cities, seascapes, travels... ) into personal art books.

My plan is to collaborate with other creative professionals. I want to invite authors / curators / designers to write book introductions and help with the layout. The idea is to create gorgeous physical books in very small editions that you can treasure & collect and I can start approaching real publishers. My aim is to create and publish here one new book every 6 months.

Any help from you will be extremely appreciated. THANK YOU!


HOW IT WORKS


If you like my work and would like to help me, just choose how much you want to pledge per month (even $1 will make a huge difference!).

Take a look at the right side of this page or scroll down if you're on a mobile device to see the pledges / tiers. The most exciting news is that I'll be giving away one archival print every month, the lucky winner will be selected randomly between all of my Patreons. I'll also post regular patron only updates with exclusive photographs (a kind of private social media just for you), I'll share some of my ideas and inspirations, I'll post the latest studio and exhibition news, I'll share the progress about the work. Plus occasional prize surprises special discounts just for patrons.

And don't worry. You can stop your payments at any time if you change your mind.



CURRENCY & VAT INFO

Dollars:
Patreon is a US company, so the currency is shown in US Dollars. Currently the approximate exchange rate for my UK Patrons is: $1 = £0.75

VAT: Due to European Union regulations, Patreon need to charge VAT on pledges made by EU-based Patrons. Therefore, if you live in the EU, please bear in mind that the Reward values will have VAT added. Click here for some more info about it from Patreon.



A FEW EXCITING RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

The last few years have been a lot of hard work in the studio. Often working late after putting the kids to bed. However, here are a few recent achievements that made me very proud.

  • 2017 - One of my large scale artworks from the Within Series: "Paris, Eiffel Tower, La Defence was acquired by the prestigious Cohen Family Collection in NY while being exhibited in a museum show in Florida.

  • 2018 -  "1,12am Untitled 2" from the Dream Series was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2008 show and book.

  • 2018 - "North Side" from the Vertigo series is currently being exhibited at the gigantic window of the gorgeous Fabrica Gallery, Brighton



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Recent posts by Andre Lichtenberg

Tiers
I want to support & be updated.
$3 or more per month
Thank you for your support! With your three dollars you are contributing towards more studio time and the development of new work + helping me support my family!  This will allow you to:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share studio updates, work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations, personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered in the monthly print competitions.  


This reward equates to approximately £3/month including VAT 

Monthly print competions + Q&A
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much for being so supportive & believing in my work. Your 10 dollars means a lot to me and my project. In this tier you will have the following benefits:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations and personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered (twice, each month) in the monthly print competitions. That should double your chance to win. 
  • Have access to a monthly Q&A about creative photography (exclusive to this tier Patrons). Here we will communicate and I'll answer you questions with the best of my ability. Advice ranging from technical questions to working as a fine art photographer. It will be an online tutorial kind of thing. I'll share my experiences of over 25 years of working in photography: from being a UNI photography lecturer, working internationally in travel, editorial and architecture photography, to finally moving into art photography. This will be shaped up as we go along as I find out more what you actually want to know. I'm sure we can learn from each other. It may even evolve to podcasts in a near future. 

This reward equates to approximately £10/month including VAT 


Collecting art books
$20 or more per month
This is amazing. I know this is a lot to ask, but trust me guys, this new project will be very special and I will make sure your name gets printed in a thank you page in every book. I cannot wait to get started.  Thank you so much! 

In this tier you will have the below benefits:


  • Unlock Patron-only posts. where I'll share work in progress, unpublished photos, memories, inspirations, observations and personal stories, etc... 
  • Have your name entered (twice, each month) in the monthly print competitions. Increasing your chances to win.
  • Have your name listed / printed on a dedicated thank you page of the books. 
  • For every six 6 months contributions approx - you will receive a signed copy of a new limited edition book at your doorstep. You will love it!

This reward equates to approximately £19/month including VAT


Art collection
$60 or more per month
Wow! Thank you so much for your generosity & believing in my work. Here you will have the previous tier benefits:


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a highly collectable numbered & signed limited edition photograph printed on chromogenic paper, size: 60 x 40cm edition of 20 or you can choose a discount towards a larger scale artwork, we can discuss that. 


You will be able to chose the artwork from a small selection of available photographs. 

This reward equates to approximately £55/month including VAT


Serious Collector
$120 or more per month
Now things are getting serious. I'm beyond words to explain how grateful I feel. In this tier you will have all the previous tiers benefits: 


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a  numbered & signed limited edition photograph printed on chromogenic  paper, size: 90 x 60cm - edition of 20 and be able to expand your art collection. You will be able to chose the artwork from a selection of at least five available images.

This reward equates to approximately £110/month including VAT


Art Investor
$500 or more per month
This is absolutely incredible. Your support and level of commitment towards my art makes me even more determined to give you my very best. THANK YOU!

This will be available for 3 Patrons only. 

In this tier you will have all the previous tiers benefits: 


  • All benefits of the $ 20 tier inc. a book every 6 months.
  • And for every 12 months contribution, you will also receive a numbered & signed limited edition artwork (inc. certificate of authenticity) from one of my large scale constructed artworks, printed on chromogenic paper, image size: between 130 to 200 cm on it's wide side. limited edition of 7 or 8 (depending on the project). Here you are acquiring very rare pieces of artwork that will increase in value as they reach the secondary market. You will be able to chose the artwork from a small selection of at least five images.
  • Up to one hour Skype, phone, messenger, etc... online meeting per month or if we happen to be in the same city, we could meet for lunch or dinner?


This reward equates to approximately £460/month including VAT