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!