David R Munson

is creating photographs and writing essays in Japan

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This is my Patreon page, where people from all over the world can engage with and support my ongoing work exploring, photographing, and writing about Japan, as well as making use of my extensive archive of unpublished work.

I am an American photographer and essayist who moved to Japan to explore, create, and share. I'm here on Patreon to help build a community around my explorations and my art.

I make photographs and write essays. My focus is on black and white photography. In my photography and writing alike, I explore themes relating to space, perception, and the significance of overlooked things. My sincere belief is that everything is interesting, and I want to share what I see with the world.

If you like what I'm here to do, if you want to help bring more independent art into being, as well as help shape the direction of that art, consider becoming a patron. Even a small pledge unlocks special access and unique rewards not available to the general public.

By supporting my work through Patreon, you are:
• Helping to make art happen
• Given a chance to be party to ongoing acts of creation
• Helping someone who has made big personal sacrifices to establish a life far away from home in the interest of pursuing his life's work.

Think of it as your all-in-one ticket and invitation to art patronage and the vicarious pursuit of art as a vehicle for life. I can't do it without you.

Where does the money go? Everything goes directly to support the production and completion of new work, including covering travel costs to different parts of Japan and materials and equipment used to create the work itself. I'm passionate about creating, but it isn't cheap to do, and I sincerely appreciate every dollar of support.

Additionally, 5% of what I receive from patrons will be pledged on to other creators here on Patreon.
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When I reach $250/month, I will begin offering a member-exclusive weekly podcast where I answer your questions and discuss ongoing work. 
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