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Hey! It's me.

A few years ago I moved to London for work and decided to start taking pictures at gigs to share with my friends back home. Things kind of snowballed and before I knew it I was taking photos of the likes of Blur, Radiohead, EELS, Slowdive and Deftones but also amazing up and coming bands and indie staples like Grandaddy, The Garden, American Football, Loyle Carner and Deerhoof. I started my own little mini project covering bands, hip-hop artists and pop stars from Japan and Korea ranging from Big Bang, DEAN and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Tricot, Shugo Tokumaru, Cornelius and Jambinai (in case this is your niche: I am also the person that took THAT Okasian photo. Yeah, the smoky one.).

By now I've shot portraits, live photos and behind the scenes diary features for over 200 bands and events and am always striving for more diversity and exposure for lesser known and international artists, but quite sadly and quite predictably it has become impossible to continue doing so out of my own pocket (which is the case more often than not, as photography is still a grossly un(der)paid job). Enter Patreon.

With your help I hope to be able to connect with my audience directly and make content that they'll love: I want to continue to create memorable photographs of established artists as well as showcase up and comers who might not otherwise have that many opportunities to be snapped playing games, eating hummus and petting cats, so if this is something you would like to see more of then you've come to the right place!

If you subscribe to my Patreon I will be able to shower you with gratitude, postcards, playlists, prints, stickers, various other rewards and maybe someday pictures of YOU? Or people that you love? The possibilities are endless. You can make it happen! You're the best!

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter
Tiers
Thank you
$1 or more per month
I will drink a cup of tea while thinking of you, fondly. I've got some pretty good mugs, it'll be worth it. If you want I will send you a picture of the mug and the tea.
Snacks
$2.50 or more per month
I will give you a chocolate bar next time we meet irl. Bars are distributed on a one per meeting basis. Yes you may request a specific type. If you want Leonidas you'll have to sign up for a higher tier though.

Please give me a heads up if you sign up for this and feel we might run into each other at a specific time because I a: need to buy the chocolate in advance and b: startle very easily
Exclusive photo access
$5 or more per month
Top secret stuff, Patron-only sets, polaroids, outtakes and gifs for your eyes only. And the previously mentioned chocolate bar.
Secret playlists, band recs galore
$10 or more per month
I make a special playlist for patreons featuring my top fresh picks and beloved classic tunes every single month. If you ever wanted to get a sneak peek into how I find out about all those cool new bands to photograph or want my amazing music tips without actually having to talk to me then this is the tier for you.

And yes this also includes the bar of chocolate and exclusive access previously mentioned.
Analogue gratitude/international penpal
$15 or more per month
You will receive an actual real life thank you picture post card (and maybe a cat sticker or two) from me that will be sent to your address anywhere in the world and that you can touch with your actual real life fingers every single month! If you don't like cats (why though) let me know and I'll try to cater to your specific interests. My stationery collection is of museum quality, you'll love it.

Also if you're the type of person that keeps sending me DMs with no response and pretending to be ignorant to the fact that it makes me uncomfortable or trying to rope me into conversations I obviously do not feel like having this is a great way to make sure I am somewhat contractually obligated to talk to you. We both win!
Free advice/Your own personal agony aunt
$20 or more per month
Tell me all (one) of your problems, photography related or otherwise and I will try to fix them for you. Whether I am actually qualified to have this much control over your life I can't really say, but I will try my best. I have been told I'm really good at giving advice, so good in fact that no one will follow it because they know that if they do their lives will change forever, probably for the best, and it has been scientifically proven people are scared of change even when they're miserable and bad habits are the only thing standing in the way between them and their dreams.

Also this is how you can finally find out what gear I use, even though this information will not make you feel happy or fulfilled. But to make up for this you will also receive tier $2.50 and $5's chocolate bar as well as tier $15's postcard.
Your own personal photo retoucher
$30 or more per month
Do you have some pics that you'd like to spruce up a bit? Are you a big fan of that vintage film look but don't want to rely on Instagram filters? Do you need some extra colour added to your fancy dinner to make it look even more delicious? Did you get some nice photos taken at your birthday bash but happened to have red eyes or a squashed bug on your face the entire time (don't worry I am sure you still looked great)? I can fix all of these things for you!

Send me a photo of yours and I will retouch it any way you want, every month. Includes previous tier rewards.
Photo postcards
$50 or more per month
Receive a set of 5 postcards featuring any photo/artist of your choice. Mix and match. The world is your oyster. Includes previous tier rewards.
Pretty pretty prints
$75 or more per month
You will receive a shiny (or matte, if that's what you're into) A4 print of whichever one of my photos you like best every three months. Includes previous tier rewards.
Even more prints
$100 or more per month
Same as the $75 tier but you get a print EVERY MONTH. Whichever one you'd like! Soon you can have a gallery show. Do you remember that episode of Buffy with the creepy house that has all the Joyce Polaroids on the walls? Yeah, like that.

Includes previous tier rewards.
IOU your very own photo feature
$250 or more per month
Benelux/UK only for now (unless you're willing to cover transport): I will follow you around with a camera aaalllll day and give you your very own photo diary with portraits, candid snaps, live performance shots (if you're a music making person) and even a polaroid or two.
Are you serious
$1,000 or more per month
Whatever you want just take it
Goals
6 of 75 patrons
I can shoot at least one photo diary feature every month! What a dream it would be.
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Hey! It's me.

A few years ago I moved to London for work and decided to start taking pictures at gigs to share with my friends back home. Things kind of snowballed and before I knew it I was taking photos of the likes of Blur, Radiohead, EELS, Slowdive and Deftones but also amazing up and coming bands and indie staples like Grandaddy, The Garden, American Football, Loyle Carner and Deerhoof. I started my own little mini project covering bands, hip-hop artists and pop stars from Japan and Korea ranging from Big Bang, DEAN and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Tricot, Shugo Tokumaru, Cornelius and Jambinai (in case this is your niche: I am also the person that took THAT Okasian photo. Yeah, the smoky one.).

By now I've shot portraits, live photos and behind the scenes diary features for over 200 bands and events and am always striving for more diversity and exposure for lesser known and international artists, but quite sadly and quite predictably it has become impossible to continue doing so out of my own pocket (which is the case more often than not, as photography is still a grossly un(der)paid job). Enter Patreon.

With your help I hope to be able to connect with my audience directly and make content that they'll love: I want to continue to create memorable photographs of established artists as well as showcase up and comers who might not otherwise have that many opportunities to be snapped playing games, eating hummus and petting cats, so if this is something you would like to see more of then you've come to the right place!

If you subscribe to my Patreon I will be able to shower you with gratitude, postcards, playlists, prints, stickers, various other rewards and maybe someday pictures of YOU? Or people that you love? The possibilities are endless. You can make it happen! You're the best!

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter

Recent posts by Sara

Tiers
Thank you
$1 or more per month
I will drink a cup of tea while thinking of you, fondly. I've got some pretty good mugs, it'll be worth it. If you want I will send you a picture of the mug and the tea.
Snacks
$2.50 or more per month
I will give you a chocolate bar next time we meet irl. Bars are distributed on a one per meeting basis. Yes you may request a specific type. If you want Leonidas you'll have to sign up for a higher tier though.

Please give me a heads up if you sign up for this and feel we might run into each other at a specific time because I a: need to buy the chocolate in advance and b: startle very easily
Exclusive photo access
$5 or more per month
Top secret stuff, Patron-only sets, polaroids, outtakes and gifs for your eyes only. And the previously mentioned chocolate bar.
Secret playlists, band recs galore
$10 or more per month
I make a special playlist for patreons featuring my top fresh picks and beloved classic tunes every single month. If you ever wanted to get a sneak peek into how I find out about all those cool new bands to photograph or want my amazing music tips without actually having to talk to me then this is the tier for you.

And yes this also includes the bar of chocolate and exclusive access previously mentioned.
Analogue gratitude/international penpal
$15 or more per month
You will receive an actual real life thank you picture post card (and maybe a cat sticker or two) from me that will be sent to your address anywhere in the world and that you can touch with your actual real life fingers every single month! If you don't like cats (why though) let me know and I'll try to cater to your specific interests. My stationery collection is of museum quality, you'll love it.

Also if you're the type of person that keeps sending me DMs with no response and pretending to be ignorant to the fact that it makes me uncomfortable or trying to rope me into conversations I obviously do not feel like having this is a great way to make sure I am somewhat contractually obligated to talk to you. We both win!
Free advice/Your own personal agony aunt
$20 or more per month
Tell me all (one) of your problems, photography related or otherwise and I will try to fix them for you. Whether I am actually qualified to have this much control over your life I can't really say, but I will try my best. I have been told I'm really good at giving advice, so good in fact that no one will follow it because they know that if they do their lives will change forever, probably for the best, and it has been scientifically proven people are scared of change even when they're miserable and bad habits are the only thing standing in the way between them and their dreams.

Also this is how you can finally find out what gear I use, even though this information will not make you feel happy or fulfilled. But to make up for this you will also receive tier $2.50 and $5's chocolate bar as well as tier $15's postcard.
Your own personal photo retoucher
$30 or more per month
Do you have some pics that you'd like to spruce up a bit? Are you a big fan of that vintage film look but don't want to rely on Instagram filters? Do you need some extra colour added to your fancy dinner to make it look even more delicious? Did you get some nice photos taken at your birthday bash but happened to have red eyes or a squashed bug on your face the entire time (don't worry I am sure you still looked great)? I can fix all of these things for you!

Send me a photo of yours and I will retouch it any way you want, every month. Includes previous tier rewards.
Photo postcards
$50 or more per month
Receive a set of 5 postcards featuring any photo/artist of your choice. Mix and match. The world is your oyster. Includes previous tier rewards.
Pretty pretty prints
$75 or more per month
You will receive a shiny (or matte, if that's what you're into) A4 print of whichever one of my photos you like best every three months. Includes previous tier rewards.
Even more prints
$100 or more per month
Same as the $75 tier but you get a print EVERY MONTH. Whichever one you'd like! Soon you can have a gallery show. Do you remember that episode of Buffy with the creepy house that has all the Joyce Polaroids on the walls? Yeah, like that.

Includes previous tier rewards.
IOU your very own photo feature
$250 or more per month
Benelux/UK only for now (unless you're willing to cover transport): I will follow you around with a camera aaalllll day and give you your very own photo diary with portraits, candid snaps, live performance shots (if you're a music making person) and even a polaroid or two.
Are you serious
$1,000 or more per month
Whatever you want just take it