Bronwen Hyde is creating photography
5
patrons
Who am I, and what do I do?
An Australian fine art photographer based in London, my work varies from staged portraiture and self-portraiture inspired by light, colour, locations, characters, props and costumes, through to images recording my fascination with natural and urban landscapes and details, creatures, and death.

You can see more of my work at www.bronwenhyde.com.

Why Patreon?
As you may guess from the above description, I'm not exactly the type for wedding photography, formal portraits, or generic stock photography, so earning a living doing what I love most can be quite difficult, if not impossible.

So that's where you, my (potential) generous and supportive patrons, come in!

What part can you, as a Patron, play?
If you enjoy my photography and would like to show your continuing support, pledges of any level would:
  • assist me in continuing to create new work – both shooting new images and series, as well as editing existing images;
  • allow me to purchase props and costumes to further inspire my work and realise concepts whirling about in my mind;
  • allow me to cover travel costs (even minor ones!), where necessary, to shoot on location;
  • allow me to explore other avenues within my work, including writing, video and other visual arts;
and, most importantly:
  • reduce some of the pressure on me to be working full time in jobs unrelated to my photography that hinder my ability to create new work and finalise existing images.
I know not everyone can afford to buy prints, they may not have the wall space to hang them, or they may enjoy my work but not fancy it hanging on their wall; but you might still want to keep up to date with my work and show your support in some way, so this is an opportunity to do that.

What do you, as a Patron, get out of it?
Aside from a warm, fuzzy feeling down deep in your soul from knowing you're supporting the creative arts, there are various levels of rewards available for supporting my artistic pursuits.

These are my initial thoughts about what patrons may seek in return for their support, as well as what I feel confident in offering, but if you feel there is anything missing or awry, I'm always open to feedback. Any changes would be subject to discussion with patrons pledging at that level, but I would more likely see the rewards as improving or tiers being added.

As well as new work, I have an extensive backlog of images from my travels, as well as various past self-portrait shoots, that I'm working my way through editing. These will be released across all my social media for free, but as a patron, I'm giving you the opportunity to see the best of those images ahead of the general populace. For $1.50 a month or more, you will have access to the best of my work as I finish editing it.

I'm also looking to use this platform as a bit of a safe haven and testing ground for my experiments in writing and video as I go along. A place where you can let me know what you think of my new final images, works in progress, and my new experiments in other mediums.

I like the traditional idea of a patron, where there is the possibility of two-way interaction and 'commissioning' of work, so I've included opportunities in some of the higher pledge tiers for you to inspire my creative mind.

There's also the potential for me to do giveaways, or offer other discounts here and there as opportunities arise, so I'll let you know about those as and when they happen.

Why monthly?
As those who've followed me from the heyday of Flickr know, I'm quite prolific in my shooting and editing, so I've selected the pledge per month option.

That way, if I have a busy month of shooting and/or editing, you don't miss out on any of it (which you might if I went for pay per item and you had a monthly cap in place!) and you don't get an unexpected charge.

Don't forget: you can change or stop your pledge at any point.

NSFW images
My profile is marked as containing adult content, which is why you receive a pop-up checking your age when you visit.

At least for now I'm going to be keeping any images containing nudity to patron-only at 'the perfect 10' tier and above to allow those who may want to follow my profile or those who just want early access to new work to avoid nudity if they're not comfortable with it.

This decision isn't a 'pay-to-perv' one; I have plenty of images containing nudity on my website and on my other photography profiles around the internet.

This also doesn't mean those images won't become available to view elsewhere after a week's early access.

It just means you don't see something unexpected pop up in your feed if that's not what you want to see.

So what are you waiting for?
If you're feeling the love, go ahead and pick your tier and reap the rewards!

Any and all support is gratefully appreciated!
Tiers
Peeping Tom
$1.50 or more per month

Access to my patrons-only stream, including:

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, or glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
The perfect 10
$5 or more per month

Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
Postcards from the edge
$10 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
Muse
$15 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
The printed image
$20 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.

Loyalty reward:

Be a Printed Image patron for at least three consecutive months and unlock the opportunity to receive an unframed photographic print of one of my images of your choosing* at approximately 9.5" x 14" on 12" x 16" paper. (*Some exclusions apply, but I will work with you to try to ensure you can have a print of the image you want!)

Vanity Fair
$50 or more per month

On sign-up:

  • A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing. 
  • An 20-page magazine-style collection of some of my images created exclusively for Patreon patrons. 

Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.

Loyalty reward:

Be a Vanity Fair patron for at least three consecutive months and unlock the opportunity to receive an unframed photographic print of one of my images of your choosing* at approximately 9.5" x 14" on 12" x 16" paper. (*Some exclusions apply, but I will work with you to try to ensure you can have a print of the image you want!)
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
Goals
24% complete
The freedom to rummage around in the local charity shops or bric-a-brac stores for that inspirational item to 'make' the image!
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Who am I, and what do I do?
An Australian fine art photographer based in London, my work varies from staged portraiture and self-portraiture inspired by light, colour, locations, characters, props and costumes, through to images recording my fascination with natural and urban landscapes and details, creatures, and death.

You can see more of my work at www.bronwenhyde.com.

Why Patreon?
As you may guess from the above description, I'm not exactly the type for wedding photography, formal portraits, or generic stock photography, so earning a living doing what I love most can be quite difficult, if not impossible.

So that's where you, my (potential) generous and supportive patrons, come in!

What part can you, as a Patron, play?
If you enjoy my photography and would like to show your continuing support, pledges of any level would:
  • assist me in continuing to create new work – both shooting new images and series, as well as editing existing images;
  • allow me to purchase props and costumes to further inspire my work and realise concepts whirling about in my mind;
  • allow me to cover travel costs (even minor ones!), where necessary, to shoot on location;
  • allow me to explore other avenues within my work, including writing, video and other visual arts;
and, most importantly:
  • reduce some of the pressure on me to be working full time in jobs unrelated to my photography that hinder my ability to create new work and finalise existing images.
I know not everyone can afford to buy prints, they may not have the wall space to hang them, or they may enjoy my work but not fancy it hanging on their wall; but you might still want to keep up to date with my work and show your support in some way, so this is an opportunity to do that.

What do you, as a Patron, get out of it?
Aside from a warm, fuzzy feeling down deep in your soul from knowing you're supporting the creative arts, there are various levels of rewards available for supporting my artistic pursuits.

These are my initial thoughts about what patrons may seek in return for their support, as well as what I feel confident in offering, but if you feel there is anything missing or awry, I'm always open to feedback. Any changes would be subject to discussion with patrons pledging at that level, but I would more likely see the rewards as improving or tiers being added.

As well as new work, I have an extensive backlog of images from my travels, as well as various past self-portrait shoots, that I'm working my way through editing. These will be released across all my social media for free, but as a patron, I'm giving you the opportunity to see the best of those images ahead of the general populace. For $1.50 a month or more, you will have access to the best of my work as I finish editing it.

I'm also looking to use this platform as a bit of a safe haven and testing ground for my experiments in writing and video as I go along. A place where you can let me know what you think of my new final images, works in progress, and my new experiments in other mediums.

I like the traditional idea of a patron, where there is the possibility of two-way interaction and 'commissioning' of work, so I've included opportunities in some of the higher pledge tiers for you to inspire my creative mind.

There's also the potential for me to do giveaways, or offer other discounts here and there as opportunities arise, so I'll let you know about those as and when they happen.

Why monthly?
As those who've followed me from the heyday of Flickr know, I'm quite prolific in my shooting and editing, so I've selected the pledge per month option.

That way, if I have a busy month of shooting and/or editing, you don't miss out on any of it (which you might if I went for pay per item and you had a monthly cap in place!) and you don't get an unexpected charge.

Don't forget: you can change or stop your pledge at any point.

NSFW images
My profile is marked as containing adult content, which is why you receive a pop-up checking your age when you visit.

At least for now I'm going to be keeping any images containing nudity to patron-only at 'the perfect 10' tier and above to allow those who may want to follow my profile or those who just want early access to new work to avoid nudity if they're not comfortable with it.

This decision isn't a 'pay-to-perv' one; I have plenty of images containing nudity on my website and on my other photography profiles around the internet.

This also doesn't mean those images won't become available to view elsewhere after a week's early access.

It just means you don't see something unexpected pop up in your feed if that's not what you want to see.

So what are you waiting for?
If you're feeling the love, go ahead and pick your tier and reap the rewards!

Any and all support is gratefully appreciated!

Recent posts by Bronwen Hyde

Tiers
Peeping Tom
$1.50 or more per month

Access to my patrons-only stream, including:

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, or glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
The perfect 10
$5 or more per month

Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
Postcards from the edge
$10 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
Muse
$15 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.
The printed image
$20 or more per month

On sign-up:

A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing.
Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.

Loyalty reward:

Be a Printed Image patron for at least three consecutive months and unlock the opportunity to receive an unframed photographic print of one of my images of your choosing* at approximately 9.5" x 14" on 12" x 16" paper. (*Some exclusions apply, but I will work with you to try to ensure you can have a print of the image you want!)

Vanity Fair
$50 or more per month

On sign-up:

  • A printed postcard of one of my images of your choosing. 
  • An 20-page magazine-style collection of some of my images created exclusively for Patreon patrons. 

Monthly:

Join my monthly open call to inspire me! Each month I’ll give patrons at Muse level and above the opportunity to suggest a theme or subject of an image for me to create. It could be an object, a colour, a quote, a song lyric; something you would like me to use as inspiration for a new work. I’ll select at least two suggestions each month from those submitted and post them to my patrons-only feed before sharing with the wider interwebs with a shout out to you for the inspiration.

Loyalty reward:

Be a Vanity Fair patron for at least three consecutive months and unlock the opportunity to receive an unframed photographic print of one of my images of your choosing* at approximately 9.5" x 14" on 12" x 16" paper. (*Some exclusions apply, but I will work with you to try to ensure you can have a print of the image you want!)
Ongoing:
Access to my patrons-only stream, including: 

  • First look at the best of my new images as I finish them, before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • Exclusive Patreon-only posts: whether rambling diary-like updates, work in progress, glimpses behind the scenes. 
  • Experiments in writing, video and other visual arts before I post them elsewhere on the interwebs. 
  • 10% discount on print purchases for the duration of your support via Patreon.