Gary Mitchell is creating CALENDARS (NSFW)
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Hello, my name is Gary Mitchell. I'm a photographer based in Dayton, Ohio, specializing in art nudes. (Not Safe For Work Warning #2)



At art shows, perhaps the most common comment I hear is, "You sure have a tough job, taking photos of beautiful women all the time!" and the second most common is "is this what you do for a living?"  While it is great working with the models, I don't even approach making a living doing this.

As you might guess, there are substantial costs associated with photography. Cameras, lenses, lights, and other equipment. Studio rental, travel costs, location fees, etc. Computer equipment, software, education, website expenses. Not to mention making prints, mounting, framing, shipping to art shows, and dozens of other expenses large and small. 

Since 2006, I have been using the "starving artist" business model, where the primary source of income to support my artistic pursuits is from the sale of finished work -- I don't want charge people to take their picture. At this point, income from print sales and publication fees cover only a small percentage of my expenses, the rest of which I pay from my own pocket.

I'm hoping to find a realistic way to change this model while maintaining the integrity of my work. And I think Patreon may be one answer.

There are numerous people who follow my photography, and purchase prints, and I like the idea of giving them an easy and affordable way to support my work as a "Patron" on a regular basis, with visible and tangible rewards for their generosity. 

Please review the "Patronage" options below. If you can think of a different manner in which to show your support, please let me know, and I'll consider it as an option.

Images provided to patrons will usually contain artistic nudity -- please only sign up if you enjoy viewing these types of images, and are of legal age and jurisdiction to do so. Thank you!

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, each month Patrons will receive a special digital calendar page for the month ahead. It will feature a large (1920x1080 pixel) image (probably "not safe for work" but tasteful) along with a small reference calendar area, suitable for using as your computer's desktop image, or to print on your home printer to post at your desk. It will also carry a Gary M Photo logomark.


(Link to larger sample image)

Patrons agree not to repost or share these images... that kind of defeats the purpose of being a patron. Thanks!

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $10 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, Patrons will be e-mailed "preview" sets of 10 web-sized (approximately 900x600 pixels) and watermarked images, that I will not post publicly for at least 30 days after, and some of the images I may never post publicly. These will be quality images with limited "similarity" between the poses/settings. The images are provided for your personal viewing only, and shall not be re-posted to the internet, or shared with others, and all rights are reserved. I'm envisioning 1-2 "preview" sets will be sent each month, each from a different session.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages at no added cost.

Patrons agree not to repost or share these images... that kind of defeats the purpose of being a patron. Thanks!

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $50 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, once a month Patrons will receive a signed 11x14 inch open-edition print, specially chosen for Patrons, in addition to the e-mailed "preview" sets. The image will be of my choice, but Patrons are invited to suggest/request favorite images for consideration. Patrons at this level must have a United States mailing address. Paper size is 11x14 inches, white border of 1-2 inches on all sides, depending on proportions of image.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $75 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
Same as the $50 level, but Patrons with mailing addresses outside the United States should choose this option, to cover the additional cost and handling of international shipping. Patrons will be responsible for any taxes and duties, and should ensure that it is legal to receive images of nude women in the jurisdiction where they live.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.

Pledge $250 or more per calendar page
0 of 10 patrons
Once a month, Patrons at this level will receive a signed NUMBERED EDITION 16x20-inch print, specially selected for this Patron program. Patron prints will be numbered from 1-10 based on the order of registration, and I reserve the right to produce up to 25 pieces in the total edition. Includes shipping of prints to United States mailing addresses. NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE US.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.

Hello, my name is Gary Mitchell. I'm a photographer based in Dayton, Ohio, specializing in art nudes. (Not Safe For Work Warning #2)



At art shows, perhaps the most common comment I hear is, "You sure have a tough job, taking photos of beautiful women all the time!" and the second most common is "is this what you do for a living?"  While it is great working with the models, I don't even approach making a living doing this.

As you might guess, there are substantial costs associated with photography. Cameras, lenses, lights, and other equipment. Studio rental, travel costs, location fees, etc. Computer equipment, software, education, website expenses. Not to mention making prints, mounting, framing, shipping to art shows, and dozens of other expenses large and small. 

Since 2006, I have been using the "starving artist" business model, where the primary source of income to support my artistic pursuits is from the sale of finished work -- I don't want charge people to take their picture. At this point, income from print sales and publication fees cover only a small percentage of my expenses, the rest of which I pay from my own pocket.

I'm hoping to find a realistic way to change this model while maintaining the integrity of my work. And I think Patreon may be one answer.

There are numerous people who follow my photography, and purchase prints, and I like the idea of giving them an easy and affordable way to support my work as a "Patron" on a regular basis, with visible and tangible rewards for their generosity. 

Please review the "Patronage" options below. If you can think of a different manner in which to show your support, please let me know, and I'll consider it as an option.

Images provided to patrons will usually contain artistic nudity -- please only sign up if you enjoy viewing these types of images, and are of legal age and jurisdiction to do so. Thank you!

Recent posts by Gary Mitchell

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, each month Patrons will receive a special digital calendar page for the month ahead. It will feature a large (1920x1080 pixel) image (probably "not safe for work" but tasteful) along with a small reference calendar area, suitable for using as your computer's desktop image, or to print on your home printer to post at your desk. It will also carry a Gary M Photo logomark.


(Link to larger sample image)

Patrons agree not to repost or share these images... that kind of defeats the purpose of being a patron. Thanks!

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $10 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, Patrons will be e-mailed "preview" sets of 10 web-sized (approximately 900x600 pixels) and watermarked images, that I will not post publicly for at least 30 days after, and some of the images I may never post publicly. These will be quality images with limited "similarity" between the poses/settings. The images are provided for your personal viewing only, and shall not be re-posted to the internet, or shared with others, and all rights are reserved. I'm envisioning 1-2 "preview" sets will be sent each month, each from a different session.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages at no added cost.

Patrons agree not to repost or share these images... that kind of defeats the purpose of being a patron. Thanks!

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $50 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
At this level, once a month Patrons will receive a signed 11x14 inch open-edition print, specially chosen for Patrons, in addition to the e-mailed "preview" sets. The image will be of my choice, but Patrons are invited to suggest/request favorite images for consideration. Patrons at this level must have a United States mailing address. Paper size is 11x14 inches, white border of 1-2 inches on all sides, depending on proportions of image.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.
Pledge $75 or more per calendar page
0 patrons
Same as the $50 level, but Patrons with mailing addresses outside the United States should choose this option, to cover the additional cost and handling of international shipping. Patrons will be responsible for any taxes and duties, and should ensure that it is legal to receive images of nude women in the jurisdiction where they live.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.

Pledge $250 or more per calendar page
0 of 10 patrons
Once a month, Patrons at this level will receive a signed NUMBERED EDITION 16x20-inch print, specially selected for this Patron program. Patron prints will be numbered from 1-10 based on the order of registration, and I reserve the right to produce up to 25 pieces in the total edition. Includes shipping of prints to United States mailing addresses. NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE US.

Patrons will also receive the Monthly Calendar pages and digital photo sets at no added cost.

Ages 21+ only please. You may be asked to provide proof of age.