Theresa Wall Duggan is creating Photography, Digital Art, Videos and Eccentric Accessories
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Greetings! and Welcome to Patreon!

What the heck is Patreon? 
Right, its a new thing and not quite as ubiquitous as Kickstarter or GoFundMe at this point, so let me tell you a bit about it.  Patreon is a way for fans to support creators of all kinds.  Think of it this way... Traditionally the patrons of artists (as well as musicians, scientists and writers to name a few) would offer them a monthly stipend in order to have access to the artist in ways that others would not. They would benefit from the artists work either directly or by association (think of Leonardo DaVinci) and the artist would produce work for them and also be able to create the works that they themselves were passionate about. Patreon takes this concept and modernizes it. Patrons can donate per creation or in monthly amounts as low as one dollar and would have access to the artist in different ways, from the viewing of exclusive content in their patron feed, gifts of prints or postcards, video content, behind the scenes images and videos, tutorials, and so much more, with each artist creating their own set of rewards and offering different types of access based on the amount of financial support.

And who the heck are you?
So, I have been a creator my whole life... I grew up making things, from barbie clothes to bird houses, to art and music.  I spent much of my life trying to figure out how to make all these things come together in a way that made sense.  About 15 years ago I picked up a camera, started playing around in Photoshop and it all started to come together.  I am mostly self taught, although I have many people to thank for helping me along the way, both online and in person there have been many mentors who have aided me in figuring out what I could do with both a camera and a computer.  In addition to my photography, I am obsessed with creating eccentric accessories, which realistically stemmed from not being able to afford awesome wardrobe and props for photoshoots, as well as my history of crafting and making all sorts of things in my youth.  All of this has come together for me in the last couple of years as I have begun to define my photographic style and focus my energy on creating certain kinds of images.

Currently, I consider myself to be a fine art conceptual portrait photographer, primarily focusing on a very painterly style reminiscent of the Renaissance and Golden Age of the Dutch.  I am currently working on a project which began a few years ago, exploring the idea of human archetypes through mythology which reappear in various cultures all over the world.  It is amazing to see concepts and characters repeat over and over on different continents and in different times.  I am creating photographs that look like paintings which explore these archetypal characters, and when I have completed the images, I will be writing a book sharing the mythology and comparing the tales that are so similar.  For these images I build the sets and props, and work with an amazing group of talent for models, hair stylists and makeup artists, and work with wardrobe designers as well as creating my own wardrobe pieces depending on the vision of the character.  

And why do you need Patreon?
I know that a lot of people who enjoy seeing my work can't necessarily afford to buy it and can't necessarily afford to hire me to create work for them, so this is another way for people who enjoy my work to be a part of how I create and to offer them a way to help me create more.

Specifically, I've been in the middle of this Archetype Project for the almost 3 years, and I thought when I began it, that I would be much further along by now (I seriously thought it was going to only take a year). My end goal is to create a book with at least 25 images and hopefully to be able to coordinate a gallery show of all of the images. 

Beyond the Archetype Project I am obsessed with creating images in the old methods, such as by using Wet Plate techniques to create tintypes and ambrotypes; and I love my Polaroid and Holga and the images that film produces which require so little post-production; and I am starting to explore the realm of video to add another element to my creative madness. All of these areas of my work would be able to expand as well.

This is where Patreon and my patrons will come in. By donating monthly, even just a dollar, it will help me to bring all of the parts of these images together so I can bring the idea to fruition. The money will help me to pay for business costs, and studio rental, supplies and wardrobe, and, if there is enough, I will be able to pay the wonderful people that donate their time to help me bring these images to life, which would be the most wonderful thing I can imagine, as I will be supporting other artists create the work they are passionate about.

So, if you dig my work... if it brings any hint of enjoyment to your life... if you look forward to seeing new images pop up in your social media feed, then please consider a small donation through Patreon. If all the people that love my work donated a dollar each month, I would be able to produce and share so much more!  And you will be a part of the reason that I get to create beautiful art to share with the world.

 
Tiers
Thanks for your Support!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
With just a dollar donation you will have my eternal thanks and will have access to my exclusive patron content, which will include the early release of images (you will get to see them at least a week before anyone else), as well as behind the scenes images and video.


Includes
  • My Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-only content feed
Postcards from the Edge
$5 or more per month 1 patron
A donation of $5 or more will offer you access to all the prior rewards, as well as a postcard with one of the Archetype images of your choice the first month that you donate.  I will get in touch to find out what you would like to receive.  You will also have early access to Print Sales, Wardrobe Sell-off and any Limited Edition Items.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
The Perfect Print
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Any donation of $10 or more will receive all the prior rewards, and will also receive a small print (up to 8x12 inches) of my work.  You will be offered a selection to choose from that range from a number of projects. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
Photographer's Delight
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for your support!  Any donation of $12 or more will receive all of the prior rewards and will also access to my Downloadable Photoshop Overlay Sets as well as other Educational Material that I put together.  New sets will be added monthly and you will have access to all previously uploaded sets as well.

Includes
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • 20% Discount on Educational Products, Workshops & Tutoring
  • Downloadable Overlays
Delightful Discounts
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You are amazing!  Any donation of $20 or more will receive all of the prior rewards and will also receive a discount* off prints (20% for the first year of patronage, 40% after that) 

*discounts are subject to change at any time (they may end up going up) and may not be used with other discount offers.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
  • Downloadable Overlays
  • 20% off Discount for Prints and Services (40% after 1st year of
A True Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You are a truly generous supporter!  Any donation of $100 or more will receive all the prior awards, but will also have the option to put their donation towards their own photoshoot or 50% of it towards a print of your choice.  There is no guarantee due to location and scheduling that we will be able to collaborate on a session, but if we can make it happen, every penny you've donated will count.    If we can't get together to shoot than you will be able to take 50% of your donation and put it toward any print that is available (it will work kind of like a gift certificate or pre-paid gift card).

Includes
  • My Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
  • Downloadable Overlays
  • 20% off Discount for Prints and Services (40% after 1st year of
  • Your Donation goes towards a Photoshoot or Print of your Choice
Goals
$0 of $200 per month
With $200 a month, I'll have enough to buy basic supplies to make wardrobe, props and sets.  If this goal is reached I will upload a behind the scenes video for every Archetype shoot so you can see the magic happen!
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Greetings! and Welcome to Patreon!

What the heck is Patreon? 
Right, its a new thing and not quite as ubiquitous as Kickstarter or GoFundMe at this point, so let me tell you a bit about it.  Patreon is a way for fans to support creators of all kinds.  Think of it this way... Traditionally the patrons of artists (as well as musicians, scientists and writers to name a few) would offer them a monthly stipend in order to have access to the artist in ways that others would not. They would benefit from the artists work either directly or by association (think of Leonardo DaVinci) and the artist would produce work for them and also be able to create the works that they themselves were passionate about. Patreon takes this concept and modernizes it. Patrons can donate per creation or in monthly amounts as low as one dollar and would have access to the artist in different ways, from the viewing of exclusive content in their patron feed, gifts of prints or postcards, video content, behind the scenes images and videos, tutorials, and so much more, with each artist creating their own set of rewards and offering different types of access based on the amount of financial support.

And who the heck are you?
So, I have been a creator my whole life... I grew up making things, from barbie clothes to bird houses, to art and music.  I spent much of my life trying to figure out how to make all these things come together in a way that made sense.  About 15 years ago I picked up a camera, started playing around in Photoshop and it all started to come together.  I am mostly self taught, although I have many people to thank for helping me along the way, both online and in person there have been many mentors who have aided me in figuring out what I could do with both a camera and a computer.  In addition to my photography, I am obsessed with creating eccentric accessories, which realistically stemmed from not being able to afford awesome wardrobe and props for photoshoots, as well as my history of crafting and making all sorts of things in my youth.  All of this has come together for me in the last couple of years as I have begun to define my photographic style and focus my energy on creating certain kinds of images.

Currently, I consider myself to be a fine art conceptual portrait photographer, primarily focusing on a very painterly style reminiscent of the Renaissance and Golden Age of the Dutch.  I am currently working on a project which began a few years ago, exploring the idea of human archetypes through mythology which reappear in various cultures all over the world.  It is amazing to see concepts and characters repeat over and over on different continents and in different times.  I am creating photographs that look like paintings which explore these archetypal characters, and when I have completed the images, I will be writing a book sharing the mythology and comparing the tales that are so similar.  For these images I build the sets and props, and work with an amazing group of talent for models, hair stylists and makeup artists, and work with wardrobe designers as well as creating my own wardrobe pieces depending on the vision of the character.  

And why do you need Patreon?
I know that a lot of people who enjoy seeing my work can't necessarily afford to buy it and can't necessarily afford to hire me to create work for them, so this is another way for people who enjoy my work to be a part of how I create and to offer them a way to help me create more.

Specifically, I've been in the middle of this Archetype Project for the almost 3 years, and I thought when I began it, that I would be much further along by now (I seriously thought it was going to only take a year). My end goal is to create a book with at least 25 images and hopefully to be able to coordinate a gallery show of all of the images. 

Beyond the Archetype Project I am obsessed with creating images in the old methods, such as by using Wet Plate techniques to create tintypes and ambrotypes; and I love my Polaroid and Holga and the images that film produces which require so little post-production; and I am starting to explore the realm of video to add another element to my creative madness. All of these areas of my work would be able to expand as well.

This is where Patreon and my patrons will come in. By donating monthly, even just a dollar, it will help me to bring all of the parts of these images together so I can bring the idea to fruition. The money will help me to pay for business costs, and studio rental, supplies and wardrobe, and, if there is enough, I will be able to pay the wonderful people that donate their time to help me bring these images to life, which would be the most wonderful thing I can imagine, as I will be supporting other artists create the work they are passionate about.

So, if you dig my work... if it brings any hint of enjoyment to your life... if you look forward to seeing new images pop up in your social media feed, then please consider a small donation through Patreon. If all the people that love my work donated a dollar each month, I would be able to produce and share so much more!  And you will be a part of the reason that I get to create beautiful art to share with the world.

 

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Tiers
Thanks for your Support!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
With just a dollar donation you will have my eternal thanks and will have access to my exclusive patron content, which will include the early release of images (you will get to see them at least a week before anyone else), as well as behind the scenes images and video.


Includes
  • My Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-only content feed
Postcards from the Edge
$5 or more per month 1 patron
A donation of $5 or more will offer you access to all the prior rewards, as well as a postcard with one of the Archetype images of your choice the first month that you donate.  I will get in touch to find out what you would like to receive.  You will also have early access to Print Sales, Wardrobe Sell-off and any Limited Edition Items.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
The Perfect Print
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Any donation of $10 or more will receive all the prior rewards, and will also receive a small print (up to 8x12 inches) of my work.  You will be offered a selection to choose from that range from a number of projects. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
Photographer's Delight
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much for your support!  Any donation of $12 or more will receive all of the prior rewards and will also access to my Downloadable Photoshop Overlay Sets as well as other Educational Material that I put together.  New sets will be added monthly and you will have access to all previously uploaded sets as well.

Includes
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • 20% Discount on Educational Products, Workshops & Tutoring
  • Downloadable Overlays
Delightful Discounts
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You are amazing!  Any donation of $20 or more will receive all of the prior rewards and will also receive a discount* off prints (20% for the first year of patronage, 40% after that) 

*discounts are subject to change at any time (they may end up going up) and may not be used with other discount offers.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
  • Downloadable Overlays
  • 20% off Discount for Prints and Services (40% after 1st year of
A True Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You are a truly generous supporter!  Any donation of $100 or more will receive all the prior awards, but will also have the option to put their donation towards their own photoshoot or 50% of it towards a print of your choice.  There is no guarantee due to location and scheduling that we will be able to collaborate on a session, but if we can make it happen, every penny you've donated will count.    If we can't get together to shoot than you will be able to take 50% of your donation and put it toward any print that is available (it will work kind of like a gift certificate or pre-paid gift card).

Includes
  • My Eternal Gratitude
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Archetype Project Postcard
  • Early access to Prints, Sales & Wardrobe
  • Small Print (up to 8x12"
  • Downloadable Overlays
  • 20% off Discount for Prints and Services (40% after 1st year of
  • Your Donation goes towards a Photoshoot or Print of your Choice