Holger Bartels is creating Portrait- , Landscape- and Nature-Photography
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Hello and Welcome to my Patreon-Page!

Spontaneity, commitment, compassion, and connection are states of being that arise in me through meditation and contemplation. These attributes seek their expression in my art, in my charitable work, and in the active shaping of my relationships.

My method of contemplative photography has a magical quality. It makes the resonance that arises between me and my subjects tangible, regardless of whether I photograph still objects, humans, or landscapes.

My photographs have a political message, as they show the value of protecting the fragility of us humans and the Earth. They result in healing, as they encourage you to pause, to breathe, to feel, and to linger. They create connections where there were separations. And they subtly ask radical questions and give space for your answers.

Back in the olden days, there were patrons of the arts-people that for some incredible reason wanted to support artists in their creative endeavours. I truly believe that art is essential to society. It is a reflection of our true values and concerns as well as a map of our cultural experience. Global realities call for a new system of art patronage – one that deepens our experience of art collecting and acknowledges it as a journey rather than a destination. Art patronage is critical to our society which is why museums must continuously raise funds. Artists have to do the same, usually by selling their work. Art and artists cannot survive without the support of the community at large. In order to realize my dream of being able to work unencumbered, it is necessary to fund my ideas.

It is important for me to add that I love and appreciate all my supporters, etc, regardless of whether they can support me with a financial contribution or not. If you are tight on cash, please, please, please, do not become a Patron. You can keep on supporting me by buying some handcrafted goods in my shop, mailing or tweeting me, and spreading the good word. Your love is enough.

Thanks for stopping by,
Holger


Tiers
The $1 Contribution
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Give $1 and be part of the family. Thank you! Every coin counts and I deeply appreciate your contribution.
Greetingcard – $5 per month
$5 or more per month 1 patron
By giving 5 EUR per month you will recieve a handcrafted greeting card of your choice. – per year.
Three greeting cards plus download – $10 per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving 10 EUR per month you will recieve a box of three handcrafted greeting cards of your choice and a digital download  – per year.
Five greeting cards + download +invitation to my studio – $25 per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $25 per month you will recieve a box five handcrafted greeting cards of your choice, a digital download and you are invited to my studio.
All from above + individual invitations to exhibitions – $50 per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $50 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you will get personal invitations for upcoming exhibitions.
All from above + individual print (40x50cm) – $100 month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $100 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you can choose instead of recieving cards to get a reprint (40x50cm) of your choice.
The Fivefold SPECIAL: A day in the Studio
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
An invitation to my studio to meet with me, to see how I work, what projects I am working on, and simply engage in one on one conversation and creative sharing.
All from above + essential benefactor listed on my site + giclée reprint in 60x90
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $500 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you can choose instead of recieving cards to get a reprint (60x90cm) of your choice  and you are listed as an essential benefactor on www.bartels.photo
Goals
$4 of $650 per month


WATER AND SKY– On intimacy in-between the elements and the closeness of primal experience.

(...) I put my ear to the heart of the Earth. She told me about the love between Her and the Rain. I put my ear to the heart of the Water. It told me about the love between himself and the Springs. After I put my ear to the heart of Love itself, She told me about Freedom. Sherko Bekas
One aspect of Nature is function in harmony behind our human ideas about what harmony might be. Function in a non-dualistic way. Its function is neither beautiful or ugly. IT IS. The photographs from WATER AND SKY are about coming close. Moving very close towards the reality of "How things are". Exposed to the elements, when the photographs are found in storms, in rough rivers – difficult to reach, or in the freezing, cold air of mountains, I can feel the NATURE of nature very clear and in a irresistible, direct way. WATER AND SKY is also a call. A call in stepping into direct experience. No filter, no prefabricated path, no believe. What we might find? It is up to us how things evolve in the future. It has always been and will be. If we do our part, NATURE will respond with all it is. With $650 per month WATER AND SKY will be transformed into an exhibition and a book.


Both rational as well as mysthical, Holger himself went through an almost ten year process of deprogramming himself from fear, trauma and anxiety which led to several awakening- and near-death-expericences. Following his own path aside conventional paths, he focuses his energy on contemplative photography and is giving counceling- and healing-sessions.
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Hello and Welcome to my Patreon-Page!

Spontaneity, commitment, compassion, and connection are states of being that arise in me through meditation and contemplation. These attributes seek their expression in my art, in my charitable work, and in the active shaping of my relationships.

My method of contemplative photography has a magical quality. It makes the resonance that arises between me and my subjects tangible, regardless of whether I photograph still objects, humans, or landscapes.

My photographs have a political message, as they show the value of protecting the fragility of us humans and the Earth. They result in healing, as they encourage you to pause, to breathe, to feel, and to linger. They create connections where there were separations. And they subtly ask radical questions and give space for your answers.

Back in the olden days, there were patrons of the arts-people that for some incredible reason wanted to support artists in their creative endeavours. I truly believe that art is essential to society. It is a reflection of our true values and concerns as well as a map of our cultural experience. Global realities call for a new system of art patronage – one that deepens our experience of art collecting and acknowledges it as a journey rather than a destination. Art patronage is critical to our society which is why museums must continuously raise funds. Artists have to do the same, usually by selling their work. Art and artists cannot survive without the support of the community at large. In order to realize my dream of being able to work unencumbered, it is necessary to fund my ideas.

It is important for me to add that I love and appreciate all my supporters, etc, regardless of whether they can support me with a financial contribution or not. If you are tight on cash, please, please, please, do not become a Patron. You can keep on supporting me by buying some handcrafted goods in my shop, mailing or tweeting me, and spreading the good word. Your love is enough.

Thanks for stopping by,
Holger


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Tiers
The $1 Contribution
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Give $1 and be part of the family. Thank you! Every coin counts and I deeply appreciate your contribution.
Greetingcard – $5 per month
$5 or more per month 1 patron
By giving 5 EUR per month you will recieve a handcrafted greeting card of your choice. – per year.
Three greeting cards plus download – $10 per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving 10 EUR per month you will recieve a box of three handcrafted greeting cards of your choice and a digital download  – per year.
Five greeting cards + download +invitation to my studio – $25 per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $25 per month you will recieve a box five handcrafted greeting cards of your choice, a digital download and you are invited to my studio.
All from above + individual invitations to exhibitions – $50 per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $50 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you will get personal invitations for upcoming exhibitions.
All from above + individual print (40x50cm) – $100 month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $100 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you can choose instead of recieving cards to get a reprint (40x50cm) of your choice.
The Fivefold SPECIAL: A day in the Studio
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
An invitation to my studio to meet with me, to see how I work, what projects I am working on, and simply engage in one on one conversation and creative sharing.
All from above + essential benefactor listed on my site + giclée reprint in 60x90
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
By giving $500 per month you will recieve all gifts listed above plus you can choose instead of recieving cards to get a reprint (60x90cm) of your choice  and you are listed as an essential benefactor on www.bartels.photo