Freya Gallows is creating photography, large-scale art, writing
15

patrons

$162
per month
Hi! I'm sort of a jane-of-all-trades and undertaker-of-questionable-adventures...but mostly I'm a traveling model, a builder of installation art, and a writer.

Patreon is a way for you to support me in my creative work and other adventures via a monthly pledge of an amount you set. In return you receive perks that allow you to come along for the ride!

0. Me

For starters, I aim to continually surprise, terrify, and one-up myself.

So far in 2017, I wrapped up a trip to Cuba [where I featured in an Amanda Palmer music video shot in an abandoned palace full of bats, rode around on horseback visiting tobacco farms, and practiced Spanish by deliberately getting lost and kicking it with locals], went on a Florida/Georgia modeling tour [where I found some time to canoe around the Everglades and managed to almost fall off a building], and begun yoga teacher training in northern California [and managed to squeeze in a couple incredibly fun shoots].

That's just January. I've got schemes up my sleeve for Puerto Rico and South Africa in the coming months.

As an older example, I spent four months in 2015 on a solo bicycle tour up the entire US east coast from Key West, FL to Bar Harbor, ME. I documented the journey [both in the form of a blog, and more detailed private-for-now notes] and even modeled along the way [for the record, you probably couldn't find two more incompatible activities than freelance modeling and long-distance cycling: riding eighty miles and figuring out where to camp is tough enough without having to worry about tan lines, saddle sores, and emails]. I was pretty doubtful, even panicked, for much of the before-and-during. But that was kind of the point, I guess.

I've also worked as a stable hand at a ranch in Utah, a Thai massage therapist at an upscale spa, a certified ski instructor around Tahoe and Mammoth, a research assistant at NASA Ames, a heavy machinery operator in North Dakota, a backcountry trail builder for the national parks, and so on.

I've squatted in torn-up houses while being hired to remodel them. I've washed dishes at permaculture conferences and other special-interest conventions that I couldn't otherwise afford to attend. I've stealth-camped behind run-down churches on the rough side of town by necessity, but I've also had thirteen-bedroom mansions and lakeside cabins all to myself thanks to the random kindness of those I've met on the road.

And so on.

So, that's me. As for the things I do that might be of interest to a patron: 

1. Modeling

My mainstay is freelance art modeling; that is my ongoing passion, corruption, livelihood, vice, and glory. If you're here, then you've likely seen me nude on the Internet, pulling shapes.

In addition to being a mode of expression that's helped me develop a healthier relationship with my identity and pitted me with people from all walks of life, modeling has also unexpectedly given me a platform through which I can talk about what matters on a grander scale, educate myself about the world so that I can navigate it conscientiously and use my efforts to improve it and promote worthy causes.

2. Large-scale art

I have devoted much of the last four years to building art installations for Burning Man and developing my skills [primarily in carpentry and pyrotechnics—though I've run the gamut from plumbing to lighting to painting to metalwork]: Pier 2/La Llorona in 2012, Control Tower in 2013, Embrace in 2014, and Mazu Goddess of the Empty Sea in 2015.

These projects left me physically, emotionally, and financially exhausted [they were all unpaid labors of love], but force-fed me invaluable lessons about connection, teamwork, heartbreak, corruption, and impossible deadlines [not to mention valuable trades]. After all I've learned, I'd like to now apply my energy and skills on projects that will have more permanence and that will reach beyond the Burning Man demographic: whether that's building permanent art installations for a city, or helping develop efficient and sustainable infrastructure for a struggling community.

A big reason I am on Patreon is because I would like the mobility to devote myself—based on ideological rather than financial principles—to projects, non-profits, and start-ups where I can put my skills to good use!

3. Writing

As my entropic lifestyle approaches something even vaguely resembling dialectical synthesis—and because modeling is nothing if not only ephemerally viable—I plan to focus more on my writing which, for now, is an ongoing secondary pursuit.

I share my travel blog with patrons and have worked primarily as a ghostwriter and copywriter, but a few of my commissioned pieces and personal essays are scattered online. Here are a couple examples, and older blog posts can be found at my website.

Summarily, I know nothing, but I have a lot of ideas and a knack for learning. Beginner's Mind. And I'd have it no other way. I hope you'll join me on my journey.
Tiers
Voyeurism
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Access to my Patreon-only updates [weekly to monthly]: traveling/modeling news posts recapping what I'm up to.
Trinketism
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to my weekly updates .
  • Handmade thank-you card in the mail!
The Persistence of Memory
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to my updates 
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-exclusive photo story [art/glamour nude] with context of my real life/travels!
Hodgepodge
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photo stories
  • Option A: A silly package in the mail to you, and the story behind it, delivered quarterly [four times a year]! Could include things picked up along my travels, exclusive swag from my projects, one-of-a-kind Instax photos, etc. At this level we will interact directly in order to figure out how I can best pander to your particular interests [whether you're into collecting stamps, books, or you have a thing for pre-worn stockings]. Let's make this fun! 8]
Scandal
$100.50 or more per month 1 patron
*$0.50 is so I can differentiate between Options A and B.
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photosets
  • Option B: Access to erotic photo sets created exclusively for Patreon between myself and select photographer friends, that aim to be not merely titillating, but also nuanced, explorative, and personal. 
The Full Monty
$150 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photosets
  • Options A & B: If you're interested in both of the $100/month perks—this option gets you both! 
Goals
$162 of $300 per month
Other Side of the Lens

Little-known fact: I was a photographer before I was a model. I used to shoot film [portraits, mainly] with a borrowed camera, and developed and printed my own work in a darkroom. 

As I've worked with inspiring artists around the world and narrowed down my own tastes in photography as a viewer, I've found myself wanting to get back to the other side of the lens. If I reach this goal I'll allocate funds to get started again [beginning with gear, and budgets for some concepts I've been dreaming up].

Moreover, my hope is to be able to post consistent content [easier to do when I'm the one photographing and editing] where I have full creative control, and sell or gift prints without copyright obstacles.
1 of 5
Hi! I'm sort of a jane-of-all-trades and undertaker-of-questionable-adventures...but mostly I'm a traveling model, a builder of installation art, and a writer.

Patreon is a way for you to support me in my creative work and other adventures via a monthly pledge of an amount you set. In return you receive perks that allow you to come along for the ride!

0. Me

For starters, I aim to continually surprise, terrify, and one-up myself.

So far in 2017, I wrapped up a trip to Cuba [where I featured in an Amanda Palmer music video shot in an abandoned palace full of bats, rode around on horseback visiting tobacco farms, and practiced Spanish by deliberately getting lost and kicking it with locals], went on a Florida/Georgia modeling tour [where I found some time to canoe around the Everglades and managed to almost fall off a building], and begun yoga teacher training in northern California [and managed to squeeze in a couple incredibly fun shoots].

That's just January. I've got schemes up my sleeve for Puerto Rico and South Africa in the coming months.

As an older example, I spent four months in 2015 on a solo bicycle tour up the entire US east coast from Key West, FL to Bar Harbor, ME. I documented the journey [both in the form of a blog, and more detailed private-for-now notes] and even modeled along the way [for the record, you probably couldn't find two more incompatible activities than freelance modeling and long-distance cycling: riding eighty miles and figuring out where to camp is tough enough without having to worry about tan lines, saddle sores, and emails]. I was pretty doubtful, even panicked, for much of the before-and-during. But that was kind of the point, I guess.

I've also worked as a stable hand at a ranch in Utah, a Thai massage therapist at an upscale spa, a certified ski instructor around Tahoe and Mammoth, a research assistant at NASA Ames, a heavy machinery operator in North Dakota, a backcountry trail builder for the national parks, and so on.

I've squatted in torn-up houses while being hired to remodel them. I've washed dishes at permaculture conferences and other special-interest conventions that I couldn't otherwise afford to attend. I've stealth-camped behind run-down churches on the rough side of town by necessity, but I've also had thirteen-bedroom mansions and lakeside cabins all to myself thanks to the random kindness of those I've met on the road.

And so on.

So, that's me. As for the things I do that might be of interest to a patron: 

1. Modeling

My mainstay is freelance art modeling; that is my ongoing passion, corruption, livelihood, vice, and glory. If you're here, then you've likely seen me nude on the Internet, pulling shapes.

In addition to being a mode of expression that's helped me develop a healthier relationship with my identity and pitted me with people from all walks of life, modeling has also unexpectedly given me a platform through which I can talk about what matters on a grander scale, educate myself about the world so that I can navigate it conscientiously and use my efforts to improve it and promote worthy causes.

2. Large-scale art

I have devoted much of the last four years to building art installations for Burning Man and developing my skills [primarily in carpentry and pyrotechnics—though I've run the gamut from plumbing to lighting to painting to metalwork]: Pier 2/La Llorona in 2012, Control Tower in 2013, Embrace in 2014, and Mazu Goddess of the Empty Sea in 2015.

These projects left me physically, emotionally, and financially exhausted [they were all unpaid labors of love], but force-fed me invaluable lessons about connection, teamwork, heartbreak, corruption, and impossible deadlines [not to mention valuable trades]. After all I've learned, I'd like to now apply my energy and skills on projects that will have more permanence and that will reach beyond the Burning Man demographic: whether that's building permanent art installations for a city, or helping develop efficient and sustainable infrastructure for a struggling community.

A big reason I am on Patreon is because I would like the mobility to devote myself—based on ideological rather than financial principles—to projects, non-profits, and start-ups where I can put my skills to good use!

3. Writing

As my entropic lifestyle approaches something even vaguely resembling dialectical synthesis—and because modeling is nothing if not only ephemerally viable—I plan to focus more on my writing which, for now, is an ongoing secondary pursuit.

I share my travel blog with patrons and have worked primarily as a ghostwriter and copywriter, but a few of my commissioned pieces and personal essays are scattered online. Here are a couple examples, and older blog posts can be found at my website.

Summarily, I know nothing, but I have a lot of ideas and a knack for learning. Beginner's Mind. And I'd have it no other way. I hope you'll join me on my journey.

Recent posts by Freya Gallows

Tiers
Voyeurism
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Access to my Patreon-only updates [weekly to monthly]: traveling/modeling news posts recapping what I'm up to.
Trinketism
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to my weekly updates .
  • Handmade thank-you card in the mail!
The Persistence of Memory
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to my updates 
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-exclusive photo story [art/glamour nude] with context of my real life/travels!
Hodgepodge
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photo stories
  • Option A: A silly package in the mail to you, and the story behind it, delivered quarterly [four times a year]! Could include things picked up along my travels, exclusive swag from my projects, one-of-a-kind Instax photos, etc. At this level we will interact directly in order to figure out how I can best pander to your particular interests [whether you're into collecting stamps, books, or you have a thing for pre-worn stockings]. Let's make this fun! 8]
Scandal
$100.50 or more per month 1 patron
*$0.50 is so I can differentiate between Options A and B.
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photosets
  • Option B: Access to erotic photo sets created exclusively for Patreon between myself and select photographer friends, that aim to be not merely titillating, but also nuanced, explorative, and personal. 
The Full Monty
$150 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • Access to my updates
  • Handmade thank-you card
  • Patreon-only photosets
  • Options A & B: If you're interested in both of the $100/month perks—this option gets you both!