David Annis is creating Photographs
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patrons

$10
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Hello, I am David Annis, a fine art photographer in Okemos, MI. Thirty eight years ago at the age of 14 I caught the photography bug. I taught myself a little, took a college photography class, built a darkroom, and began selling my photographs. My best work then was done with light, filtered through colored plastics, illuminating people in complex ways.

My goal is still to marry the techniques of photography to the beauty and grace of the human form in interesting ways to make it speak to us. I use a variety of methods to light models. Whether I have a model painted with fluorescent paints, draw a dress around her with light emitting diodes, or light his skin with colored light, I am attempting to get the viewer to appreciate the interplay of light and the human form. I do almost all of my work in a studio, which allows me great control over the subject, the background, and the lighting, which is often a combination of conventional photographic light sources and creative light sources such as UV lights or LED lights shining through acrylic or plastic.

Many of the pieces look painted, though most are painted only with light. Sometimes the "paint" is applied in Photoshop.

I have been fortunate to participate in the East Lansing Art Festival and be in numerous shows sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Arts Guild, including the Spring 2017 show where my piece Sonja in the Machine won second place and the Fall 2016 show where "In a Bubble" received an honorable mention. I have also been exhibited in galleries including Wheatons Framing and Art Gallery (Mason, MI), Keys to Creativity (Lansing, MI) Art with a Heart (Toledo, OH), Mac Worthington Gallery (Columbus, OH), The Madhouse (Ypsilanti, MI), and Helios (Midland, MI). My work has also been published seven times in the last two years.

I also give talks on art, creativity, and Photoshop to groups at levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

My goal remains to create art that captures people's unique beauty.
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
PDFs
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Want a special look at how I shoot?
  • History of the shot
  • Photo techniques
  • Behind the scenes shots (not all shoots)
  • Stories behind the shots
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art Discount
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
10% Discount on limited edition artwork
  • Valid at East Lansing Art Festival
  • Valid on direct purchases from the artist
  • Only for purchases made seven days or more after signup
  • Plus all previous rewards
Exclusive Image Access
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Exclusive Access to images not previously published or displayed elsewhere.
  • These images are fantastic but often not Facebook safe
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art to Hang - Domestic
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
A new limited image shipped to you every month. 
  • Domestic shipping included
  • unframed, unmatted
  • image size may vary from aprox 5"x7" to 8"X12"
  • Artist choice of image
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art to Hang - International
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
A new image shipped every month 
  • International shipping included
  • unframed, unmatted
  • image size may vary from aprox 5"x7" to 8"X12"
  • Artist choice of image
  • Plus all previous rewards (except of course Art to Hang - Domestic)
Join The Team
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's work together on upcoming photoshoots
  • I will shoot you and edit you into a creative work of art once every six months
  • Travel and lodging not included
  • Shoot is in Okemos, MI
  • No model release needed
  • Includes a framed 8X10 print
Goals
$10 of $10 per month
To fund the creation of a book of my work
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Hello, I am David Annis, a fine art photographer in Okemos, MI. Thirty eight years ago at the age of 14 I caught the photography bug. I taught myself a little, took a college photography class, built a darkroom, and began selling my photographs. My best work then was done with light, filtered through colored plastics, illuminating people in complex ways.

My goal is still to marry the techniques of photography to the beauty and grace of the human form in interesting ways to make it speak to us. I use a variety of methods to light models. Whether I have a model painted with fluorescent paints, draw a dress around her with light emitting diodes, or light his skin with colored light, I am attempting to get the viewer to appreciate the interplay of light and the human form. I do almost all of my work in a studio, which allows me great control over the subject, the background, and the lighting, which is often a combination of conventional photographic light sources and creative light sources such as UV lights or LED lights shining through acrylic or plastic.

Many of the pieces look painted, though most are painted only with light. Sometimes the "paint" is applied in Photoshop.

I have been fortunate to participate in the East Lansing Art Festival and be in numerous shows sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Arts Guild, including the Spring 2017 show where my piece Sonja in the Machine won second place and the Fall 2016 show where "In a Bubble" received an honorable mention. I have also been exhibited in galleries including Wheatons Framing and Art Gallery (Mason, MI), Keys to Creativity (Lansing, MI) Art with a Heart (Toledo, OH), Mac Worthington Gallery (Columbus, OH), The Madhouse (Ypsilanti, MI), and Helios (Midland, MI). My work has also been published seven times in the last two years.

I also give talks on art, creativity, and Photoshop to groups at levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

My goal remains to create art that captures people's unique beauty.

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
PDFs
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Want a special look at how I shoot?
  • History of the shot
  • Photo techniques
  • Behind the scenes shots (not all shoots)
  • Stories behind the shots
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art Discount
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
10% Discount on limited edition artwork
  • Valid at East Lansing Art Festival
  • Valid on direct purchases from the artist
  • Only for purchases made seven days or more after signup
  • Plus all previous rewards
Exclusive Image Access
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Exclusive Access to images not previously published or displayed elsewhere.
  • These images are fantastic but often not Facebook safe
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art to Hang - Domestic
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
A new limited image shipped to you every month. 
  • Domestic shipping included
  • unframed, unmatted
  • image size may vary from aprox 5"x7" to 8"X12"
  • Artist choice of image
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art to Hang - International
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
A new image shipped every month 
  • International shipping included
  • unframed, unmatted
  • image size may vary from aprox 5"x7" to 8"X12"
  • Artist choice of image
  • Plus all previous rewards (except of course Art to Hang - Domestic)
Join The Team
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's work together on upcoming photoshoots
  • I will shoot you and edit you into a creative work of art once every six months
  • Travel and lodging not included
  • Shoot is in Okemos, MI
  • No model release needed
  • Includes a framed 8X10 print