John S. Dykstra

is creating experimental photography and writing articles on creativity

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Hello! I'm John Dykstra and I'm a photographer creating photographs in the vein of an experimental style that I like to call straight surrealism. In a world of CGI and floating people, I prefer to create real photographs of otherworldly scenes through the use of practical effects, optical illusions, and stage design. 

I love this style of photography, but the work is time-demanding, material-intensive and expensive. So I've come to the Patreon platform to raise support for my photography.

Patreon is very simple: you become a patron for a per month amount of your choosing and with your help I can create more surrealistic photographs that you love.

In return, I provide my subscribers a look behind-the-scenes, a write-up of every photograph I take, and weekly articles about creative vision.

Thank you for visiting my Patreon!
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John S. Dykstra

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When we reach this goal, I can rent a large, temperature-controlled studio space with 24/7 access. This will open up big creative opportunities, mark a new level of mindbending experimental photography and a turning point for the Penetralium project. Many of my visions involve massive sets with many props and large anamorphic illusions that dwarf the models in comparison. This simply isn't possible in my small garage space, where my maximum stage area is 8' x 8' feet. With the new studio, the sky is the limit!
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