Louie Tomás is creating photography
8
patrons
$56
per month

Hi, I’m Louie Tomás! I’m a real soft dude with a passion for photography. Coming from a low-income background with my queer, trans, and puerto-rican flags a-wavin’, my true heart’s desire is to be a trusted photographer within the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as work with individuals and their families who might not have otherwise been able to afford it. I know firsthand what it’s like for these things to intersect. I also know the impact of high quality photos that catch my real smile, and what it felt like to see that for the first time. I’m eager to be a vessel that gives a moment like that to someone else, and without breaking their bank to do so.

Growing up I had blips of dreams, of who and what I might be someday, all of which felt unattainable for a large number of unfortunate circumstances. When I took a risk and bought my camera a couple years ago, it was with the intention to document familial moments or other sentiments I didn’t want to lose (there’s a particular anxiety here linked to the historical erasure of my queer and trans ancestors). I fell in love almost instantly. To know me is to know that isn’t something to be taken lightly, and to tell my story is to help me tell yours.

With a camera in my hands, I feel centered and the most like myself. I can observe and focus on others in a way that still connects me to them, but also grants me the gift of later revealing exactly what it is I’m seeing that perhaps they themselves do not. Helping others see themselves, the joy and need I find in that, has further cracked open the window inward to seeing my own true self. It gives me a sense of purpose unmatched by much else. For these reasons I’d especially like to further develop my skills in portraiture.

That said, I’ve come to a point in this where I would love to take photography classes. I believe I have a good eye, but there’s a world of knowledge I’ve not yet soaked up and I’m eager to learn more, which in turn would broaden the scope of my work. The internet has been a gift (a privilege) in terms of the wealth of information available to me as I’ve been self-taught thus far, but I think some time spent with someone who has the tools for teaching it to me properly would do much to speed up the learning process. This will be especially helpful as I upgrade my gear and editing software, just a few more possibilities that would be made more accessible to me with your help! Ultimately I want to use Patreon as a creative outlet and a place where I can get an extra helping hand growing in my craft without hurting myself financially to do so. You can also remove your pledge at any time and I won’t even cry about it!

Other passions include photographing live musical performances, beloved creatures, and all things that bloom.

Being my patron would mean access to my patron-only posts which could include: photo essays, whimsical ramblings about a shoot I had that day, polls to vote on exclusive and new cute things with my photos on them I’d give out to only my patrons, tutorials if ever I have the confidence for that (!!!), first-look at my project brainstorms, photos I edited from trips or events but didn’t post on any of my social media for some dang reason (I have tons of those actually, ignore me, wait jk that benefits you!), a splash of poetry related to an image I share if I’m feeling spicy, etc etc etc! No matter what you’ll hear from me AT LEAST once a month.

(My BIG WILD FANTASY is to organize a cross-country road trip dedicated to meeting up with folks, taking photos of their cute mugs while they do cool things, and everything else in-between. Your support would also help bring this concept closer to fruition! Obviously you would be kept in that creative-process loop, and perhaps even be part of the planning! Summer 2021???? Post-trip photo books??? Mystery! Intrigue! Dreaming is wild! Permission to dream is wild!)

“Louie takes amazing photos, both candid and staged. The aesthetic he captures is always representative of the human moment at hand, never canned, always genuine. [...] I have been relying on Louie for visual material for a consistent, quality, and HONEST social media presence for years. He captures my essence when he photographs me live on stage and in staged shoots. Love his work, love him, love how good he makes me feel about myself.” - Rachel Marie, kickass singer-songwriter, teammate, best friend, BE HER PATRON.

Sidenote: If you have a case of the commitment issues and/or you’re broke like the rest of us, consider dropping a $1.00 donation here instead: https://venmo.com/laterlouie OR DON’T, it’s your life! And money is hard, I feel that! Thanks for reading and absorbing and supporting me in the many other ways I know you already do!


Want to discuss or straight-up hire me??? [email protected]
No? Okay, bye, love you.

xo, Louie Tomás


SECRETS BELOW:

If you click on the photo of the butterfly at the top of this post, it'll lead you to an external page where you can download the full resolution for your personal use. <3 
Tiers
$1 or more a month
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Endless gratitude for your single dollar! We broke in these streets!
$3 or more a month
$3 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$10 or more a month
$10 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • 1 Photo Magnet  (first month only, you pick 1 of my photos!) 
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$20 or more a month
$20 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! If you’re local we can arrange sooner than later! If not, you’ll get first dibs when I do my cross-country road trip! (1 session only, must be active for 5 months)
  • 2 Photo Magnets  (first month only, you pick 2 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$50 or more a month
$50 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! See above! (1 session only, must be active for 2 months)
  • 3 Photo Magnets (first month and every third active month after, you pick 3 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$100 or more a month
$100 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! See above! (1 session only, must be active for 1 full month)
  • 3 Photo Magnets  (first month and every third active month after, you pick 3 of my photos!)
  • 1 8x10 Print (first month and every sixth active month after that, you pick 1 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)

Hi, I’m Louie Tomás! I’m a real soft dude with a passion for photography. Coming from a low-income background with my queer, trans, and puerto-rican flags a-wavin’, my true heart’s desire is to be a trusted photographer within the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as work with individuals and their families who might not have otherwise been able to afford it. I know firsthand what it’s like for these things to intersect. I also know the impact of high quality photos that catch my real smile, and what it felt like to see that for the first time. I’m eager to be a vessel that gives a moment like that to someone else, and without breaking their bank to do so.

Growing up I had blips of dreams, of who and what I might be someday, all of which felt unattainable for a large number of unfortunate circumstances. When I took a risk and bought my camera a couple years ago, it was with the intention to document familial moments or other sentiments I didn’t want to lose (there’s a particular anxiety here linked to the historical erasure of my queer and trans ancestors). I fell in love almost instantly. To know me is to know that isn’t something to be taken lightly, and to tell my story is to help me tell yours.

With a camera in my hands, I feel centered and the most like myself. I can observe and focus on others in a way that still connects me to them, but also grants me the gift of later revealing exactly what it is I’m seeing that perhaps they themselves do not. Helping others see themselves, the joy and need I find in that, has further cracked open the window inward to seeing my own true self. It gives me a sense of purpose unmatched by much else. For these reasons I’d especially like to further develop my skills in portraiture.

That said, I’ve come to a point in this where I would love to take photography classes. I believe I have a good eye, but there’s a world of knowledge I’ve not yet soaked up and I’m eager to learn more, which in turn would broaden the scope of my work. The internet has been a gift (a privilege) in terms of the wealth of information available to me as I’ve been self-taught thus far, but I think some time spent with someone who has the tools for teaching it to me properly would do much to speed up the learning process. This will be especially helpful as I upgrade my gear and editing software, just a few more possibilities that would be made more accessible to me with your help! Ultimately I want to use Patreon as a creative outlet and a place where I can get an extra helping hand growing in my craft without hurting myself financially to do so. You can also remove your pledge at any time and I won’t even cry about it!

Other passions include photographing live musical performances, beloved creatures, and all things that bloom.

Being my patron would mean access to my patron-only posts which could include: photo essays, whimsical ramblings about a shoot I had that day, polls to vote on exclusive and new cute things with my photos on them I’d give out to only my patrons, tutorials if ever I have the confidence for that (!!!), first-look at my project brainstorms, photos I edited from trips or events but didn’t post on any of my social media for some dang reason (I have tons of those actually, ignore me, wait jk that benefits you!), a splash of poetry related to an image I share if I’m feeling spicy, etc etc etc! No matter what you’ll hear from me AT LEAST once a month.

(My BIG WILD FANTASY is to organize a cross-country road trip dedicated to meeting up with folks, taking photos of their cute mugs while they do cool things, and everything else in-between. Your support would also help bring this concept closer to fruition! Obviously you would be kept in that creative-process loop, and perhaps even be part of the planning! Summer 2021???? Post-trip photo books??? Mystery! Intrigue! Dreaming is wild! Permission to dream is wild!)

“Louie takes amazing photos, both candid and staged. The aesthetic he captures is always representative of the human moment at hand, never canned, always genuine. [...] I have been relying on Louie for visual material for a consistent, quality, and HONEST social media presence for years. He captures my essence when he photographs me live on stage and in staged shoots. Love his work, love him, love how good he makes me feel about myself.” - Rachel Marie, kickass singer-songwriter, teammate, best friend, BE HER PATRON.

Sidenote: If you have a case of the commitment issues and/or you’re broke like the rest of us, consider dropping a $1.00 donation here instead: https://venmo.com/laterlouie OR DON’T, it’s your life! And money is hard, I feel that! Thanks for reading and absorbing and supporting me in the many other ways I know you already do!


Want to discuss or straight-up hire me??? [email protected]
No? Okay, bye, love you.

xo, Louie Tomás


SECRETS BELOW:

If you click on the photo of the butterfly at the top of this post, it'll lead you to an external page where you can download the full resolution for your personal use. <3 

Recent posts by Louie Tomás

Tiers
$1 or more a month
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Endless gratitude for your single dollar! We broke in these streets!
$3 or more a month
$3 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$10 or more a month
$10 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • 1 Photo Magnet  (first month only, you pick 1 of my photos!) 
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$20 or more a month
$20 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! If you’re local we can arrange sooner than later! If not, you’ll get first dibs when I do my cross-country road trip! (1 session only, must be active for 5 months)
  • 2 Photo Magnets  (first month only, you pick 2 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$50 or more a month
$50 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! See above! (1 session only, must be active for 2 months)
  • 3 Photo Magnets (first month and every third active month after, you pick 3 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)
$100 or more a month
$100 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • (I Owe U) 1 hour photo session! See above! (1 session only, must be active for 1 full month)
  • 3 Photo Magnets  (first month and every third active month after, you pick 3 of my photos!)
  • 1 8x10 Print (first month and every sixth active month after that, you pick 1 of my photos!)
  • Phone OR desktop wallpaper (1 per month by request, you pick 1 of my photos!)