Andy Gray is creating ICM Impressionist Abstract Landscape Photography
1

patron

$2
per month
Who am I?
I'm Andy Gray, an alternative landscape photographer from Northumberland in the UK. I use a style of photography called ICM (Intentional Camera Movement), which means I move the camera during the act of pressing the shutter. The resulting images, when mixed with some creative work on the resulting data, are very much abstract or impressionist in nature.
Having started in the traditional landscape photography medium, my style developed over the years and now is very much inspired by the painted medium. While I found traditional landscape photography enjoyable, this style really gets my creative juices flowing!


OK, but what is Patreon?...
Patreon is really patronage, like back in the day - typically income from wealthy people who gave money to artists to create for them. Da Vinci, Shakespear, Constable, Turner... they all made their living from patronage. Patreon is patronage for the modern day, a membership community based around your favourite creators which in exchange for membership you get various types and value of rewards. No matter how large or small the monthly membership amount, it not only helps support the creator to continue making art, but you also earn a reward.

What do I create?
From the works I make I produce prints for sale, I have a YouTube channel on which I have vlogging and free instructional content. I produce a weekly live stream on the same channel where I work on images so the viewer can pick up tips on capture and processing for free. Away from the online world I do 1-2-1 tuition of my style in my local area.
I had a small run book published in 2017 of a collection of my work.

Why am I on Patreon?
Landscape photography is tough to make a living from for even the best and the well known. On my photographic journey, just to be awkward, I finally found a niche I love, the problem though is that I've probably cut my earning potential from image making by 95%, as it is such a different style, it doesn't lend itself to commercial work or selling for stock.
I do have many supporters that wish to support me, but not everyone has acres of wall space to cover in artwork, or they want to learn from me. So I am on here to create a community amongst my supporters, both fellow photographers and lovers of my art, and from that community you have can to receive exclusive items and see more behind the scenes as I create in exchange for a tiered paid membership.

What are the perks/rewards?
This whole thing isn't about taking your money and using it purely for my own ends, it is about saying thank you for your generosity with a few rewards ranging from having access to behind the scenes material to a print dropping through your door each and every month!
Please do check out the tiers of rewards here on this page.

Where will the earnings go?
It will put petrol in my car to get me around locations around my home area and further afield, so I can make my art in a more varied landscape and situations, allowing me to make more interesting videos and tell different stories in my work but also behind the scenes content which you'll have exclusive access to by being a paying subscriber.
It will also be ploughed into upgrading equipment to make higher quality content for you. Most of my equipment (photographic and computer based) is 7+ years old and showing its age restricting what I can produce in a timely manner. For example, higher quailty video content and larger scale images.

Tiers
Put the Tripod away
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You kindly support me in my creative work.   

You get access to locked posts in my Patreon stream.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription. 

Good Vibrations
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You kindly support me and my work.

You receive a monthly desktop wallpaper featuring one of my images.

Save 10% on print orders.

Your patronage is recognised on a dedicated “Wall of Patrons” on my website.

You get access to posts in my Patreon stream. 


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.  

The Shake
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
In your 1st month only, you get my Nik Collection – Analog Efex Pro 2 presets and any updates for as long as you remain a patron at this level (previously only available to 1-2-1 workshop attendees) and a personally written Patreon exclusive postcard.


Save 15% on print orders.

Your patronage is recognised slightly larger on the “Wall of Patrons” on my website.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.  

Maul vs Obi-Wan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
(There is a story behind the title of this reward, come along to one of my Camera Club talks to hear it)

Save 30% on print orders.

A direct mention on my weekly Live stream on Youtube.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

Presents in your letterboxes
$90 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
A specially selected A4 fine art print each month (personally printed by me)

Save 40% on print orders.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

(ACTUALLY) Do as I Do
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me on a full day shoot as I make my images.

An exclusive A3 print made from our day together.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

The Petworth
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Umm... well.. Wow! Your generosity and support knows no bounds! I’m not sure what I can offer for this amount – how about we talk about it over a cuppa (or Skype). Perhaps it could be specific commissions, or dedicated tuition in your area. Let me know what you'd like!

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

Goals
$2 of $75 per month
This amount would cover my software and internet costs for the month, thus freeing up petrol money to get out and about more.
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Who am I?
I'm Andy Gray, an alternative landscape photographer from Northumberland in the UK. I use a style of photography called ICM (Intentional Camera Movement), which means I move the camera during the act of pressing the shutter. The resulting images, when mixed with some creative work on the resulting data, are very much abstract or impressionist in nature.
Having started in the traditional landscape photography medium, my style developed over the years and now is very much inspired by the painted medium. While I found traditional landscape photography enjoyable, this style really gets my creative juices flowing!


OK, but what is Patreon?...
Patreon is really patronage, like back in the day - typically income from wealthy people who gave money to artists to create for them. Da Vinci, Shakespear, Constable, Turner... they all made their living from patronage. Patreon is patronage for the modern day, a membership community based around your favourite creators which in exchange for membership you get various types and value of rewards. No matter how large or small the monthly membership amount, it not only helps support the creator to continue making art, but you also earn a reward.

What do I create?
From the works I make I produce prints for sale, I have a YouTube channel on which I have vlogging and free instructional content. I produce a weekly live stream on the same channel where I work on images so the viewer can pick up tips on capture and processing for free. Away from the online world I do 1-2-1 tuition of my style in my local area.
I had a small run book published in 2017 of a collection of my work.

Why am I on Patreon?
Landscape photography is tough to make a living from for even the best and the well known. On my photographic journey, just to be awkward, I finally found a niche I love, the problem though is that I've probably cut my earning potential from image making by 95%, as it is such a different style, it doesn't lend itself to commercial work or selling for stock.
I do have many supporters that wish to support me, but not everyone has acres of wall space to cover in artwork, or they want to learn from me. So I am on here to create a community amongst my supporters, both fellow photographers and lovers of my art, and from that community you have can to receive exclusive items and see more behind the scenes as I create in exchange for a tiered paid membership.

What are the perks/rewards?
This whole thing isn't about taking your money and using it purely for my own ends, it is about saying thank you for your generosity with a few rewards ranging from having access to behind the scenes material to a print dropping through your door each and every month!
Please do check out the tiers of rewards here on this page.

Where will the earnings go?
It will put petrol in my car to get me around locations around my home area and further afield, so I can make my art in a more varied landscape and situations, allowing me to make more interesting videos and tell different stories in my work but also behind the scenes content which you'll have exclusive access to by being a paying subscriber.
It will also be ploughed into upgrading equipment to make higher quality content for you. Most of my equipment (photographic and computer based) is 7+ years old and showing its age restricting what I can produce in a timely manner. For example, higher quailty video content and larger scale images.

Recent posts by Andy Gray

Tiers
Put the Tripod away
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You kindly support me in my creative work.   

You get access to locked posts in my Patreon stream.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription. 

Good Vibrations
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You kindly support me and my work.

You receive a monthly desktop wallpaper featuring one of my images.

Save 10% on print orders.

Your patronage is recognised on a dedicated “Wall of Patrons” on my website.

You get access to posts in my Patreon stream. 


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.  

The Shake
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
In your 1st month only, you get my Nik Collection – Analog Efex Pro 2 presets and any updates for as long as you remain a patron at this level (previously only available to 1-2-1 workshop attendees) and a personally written Patreon exclusive postcard.


Save 15% on print orders.

Your patronage is recognised slightly larger on the “Wall of Patrons” on my website.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.  

Maul vs Obi-Wan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
(There is a story behind the title of this reward, come along to one of my Camera Club talks to hear it)

Save 30% on print orders.

A direct mention on my weekly Live stream on Youtube.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

Presents in your letterboxes
$90 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
A specially selected A4 fine art print each month (personally printed by me)

Save 40% on print orders.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

(ACTUALLY) Do as I Do
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
Join me on a full day shoot as I make my images.

An exclusive A3 print made from our day together.

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.   

The Petworth
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Umm... well.. Wow! Your generosity and support knows no bounds! I’m not sure what I can offer for this amount – how about we talk about it over a cuppa (or Skype). Perhaps it could be specific commissions, or dedicated tuition in your area. Let me know what you'd like!

Includes previous rewards.


If you are located in the EU, VAT is automatically added to your subscription.