Brian Henry is creating photographs.
16

patrons

$294
per month
I am a self taught photographer that is fascinated with analog film processes and experimental photography. I have been practicing my art for over 10 years and have been apart of a handful of international exhibitions. I have found my real love creating photographs with instant film and within a traditional darkroom.

My work focuses on self-discovery, fear, anxiety and mortality. I connect with with decayed architecture and how beauty can be found in places you least expect. Apart of these journeys to abandoned buildings, I've continued an ongoing series of self portraits. I have shared bits and pieces here and there, but have not had the best experience sharing these photos online. Images I spend hours creating ending up on a questionable blog, with cryptic links to make them money. Nude art is still misconstrued so much these days. I want to insure an appropriate audience that can appreciate what I create, and not abuse my efforts.

I also receive a decent amount of questions about how my photos are created. Patreon has become a place for me to share more details about the cameras, film and technique behind creating my photos. I also include occasional behind-the-scenes posts which offer a different perspective to location shooting, my photography and thought processes.



Most of my work is tangible. I shoot a lot of instant film and am always in the darkroom. I love MAKING photographs, not just taking them. With this passion, comes quite a few expenses; film, paper, chemistry, storage, hosting fees, submission fees, travel.

It occurred to me that Patreon may be a good platform for me to:
-Set goals for myself to stay focused on producing work within a set time-frame.
-Display work in creative ways, which isn't usually shown through straight scanning of images.
-Share personal artwork within a platform that doesn't censor nudity, or allow infinite reblogging/sharing with strangers.
-Help offset costs associated with creating and sharing my art.
-Allow me to create more images, with the ability to experiment more.
-Share more information about my processing techniques and ideas.
-Encourage me to continue creating!

If you have any more questions or suggestions on how I can improve this page to gain and keep your support, please let me know!

-Brian Henry
www.instantdecay.com



Tiers
Thank You
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
-A huge thank you for you supporting my work - every bit of money allows me to cover costs of film, paper, chemistry.

-Occasional hi-res images and updates.

Analog Series & Technique
$3 or more per month 4 of 40 patrons
-Complete series of works, self portraits and art nude.

-Additional behind the scenes content; darkroom processing images, unique displaying of work.

-A small print of my choice shipped to you once per year of pledging.

Digital Series
$5 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
-All Previous Tier Content 

(Includes a small print shipped to you once per year of pledging).

+

-Digital series of self portraits and experiments.


Monthly Print - First Supporters
$15 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
-All previous tier content

+

-A monthly signed 5x7 self portrait of my choice - shipped to you. This is usually a handmade, black and white darkroom test print of recent work. This helps remain productive by creating new prints within a time frame. 

-Space is limited to 10 supporters at this price. 




Monthly Print + Extra Content
$20 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
-A monthly 5x7 print shipped to you.

+

-Access to unprocessed images/candid/outtakes/modeling/cell snapshots/tests

-Additional prints from time to time. Usually an additional small print. Stick around long enough and it may be 8x10.

-Limited to 5 Patrons at this price.





Art Request
$50 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
-All digital content of previous tiers

+

-Monthly print of your choice shipped to you. I will reach out to you about works that have caught your attention and create a print of it for you. I usually include an additional small print of my choice as well.

-Additional explanations, photos or video by request.

-Limit to 4 Patrons at this price.

Monthly Unique Print
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
-A monthly 8x10 print shipped to you. You may suggest an image that you would like and I will alter the processing of the print so that print you receive is one of a kind. The processing techniques involved are very time consuming, so this is limited to 4 Patrons max.

 

Goals
$294 of $500 per month
This goal would allow me to set aside money to repair and replace a lot of damaged equipment I've learned to work with. It would also allow me the means to cover travel costs associated with my work. I'm often limited to short day trips. This would allow me to expand my reach more often.
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I am a self taught photographer that is fascinated with analog film processes and experimental photography. I have been practicing my art for over 10 years and have been apart of a handful of international exhibitions. I have found my real love creating photographs with instant film and within a traditional darkroom.

My work focuses on self-discovery, fear, anxiety and mortality. I connect with with decayed architecture and how beauty can be found in places you least expect. Apart of these journeys to abandoned buildings, I've continued an ongoing series of self portraits. I have shared bits and pieces here and there, but have not had the best experience sharing these photos online. Images I spend hours creating ending up on a questionable blog, with cryptic links to make them money. Nude art is still misconstrued so much these days. I want to insure an appropriate audience that can appreciate what I create, and not abuse my efforts.

I also receive a decent amount of questions about how my photos are created. Patreon has become a place for me to share more details about the cameras, film and technique behind creating my photos. I also include occasional behind-the-scenes posts which offer a different perspective to location shooting, my photography and thought processes.



Most of my work is tangible. I shoot a lot of instant film and am always in the darkroom. I love MAKING photographs, not just taking them. With this passion, comes quite a few expenses; film, paper, chemistry, storage, hosting fees, submission fees, travel.

It occurred to me that Patreon may be a good platform for me to:
-Set goals for myself to stay focused on producing work within a set time-frame.
-Display work in creative ways, which isn't usually shown through straight scanning of images.
-Share personal artwork within a platform that doesn't censor nudity, or allow infinite reblogging/sharing with strangers.
-Help offset costs associated with creating and sharing my art.
-Allow me to create more images, with the ability to experiment more.
-Share more information about my processing techniques and ideas.
-Encourage me to continue creating!

If you have any more questions or suggestions on how I can improve this page to gain and keep your support, please let me know!

-Brian Henry
www.instantdecay.com



Recent posts by Brian Henry

Tiers
Thank You
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
-A huge thank you for you supporting my work - every bit of money allows me to cover costs of film, paper, chemistry.

-Occasional hi-res images and updates.

Analog Series & Technique
$3 or more per month 4 of 40 patrons
-Complete series of works, self portraits and art nude.

-Additional behind the scenes content; darkroom processing images, unique displaying of work.

-A small print of my choice shipped to you once per year of pledging.

Digital Series
$5 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
-All Previous Tier Content 

(Includes a small print shipped to you once per year of pledging).

+

-Digital series of self portraits and experiments.


Monthly Print - First Supporters
$15 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
-All previous tier content

+

-A monthly signed 5x7 self portrait of my choice - shipped to you. This is usually a handmade, black and white darkroom test print of recent work. This helps remain productive by creating new prints within a time frame. 

-Space is limited to 10 supporters at this price. 




Monthly Print + Extra Content
$20 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
-A monthly 5x7 print shipped to you.

+

-Access to unprocessed images/candid/outtakes/modeling/cell snapshots/tests

-Additional prints from time to time. Usually an additional small print. Stick around long enough and it may be 8x10.

-Limited to 5 Patrons at this price.





Art Request
$50 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
-All digital content of previous tiers

+

-Monthly print of your choice shipped to you. I will reach out to you about works that have caught your attention and create a print of it for you. I usually include an additional small print of my choice as well.

-Additional explanations, photos or video by request.

-Limit to 4 Patrons at this price.

Monthly Unique Print
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
-A monthly 8x10 print shipped to you. You may suggest an image that you would like and I will alter the processing of the print so that print you receive is one of a kind. The processing techniques involved are very time consuming, so this is limited to 4 Patrons max.