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Hi! I'm Matt Kulisch, a queer artist and photographer living in LA.

Quite frankly, I'm already awfully fortunate: I’ve got a great bunch of models to work with; some excellent gear in good condition; vibrant communities in SF and Portland, Salt Lake City and LA that have supported some truly fun and amazing work; even a decent following on social media (InstagramTumblr mostly), including ‘Likes’ from a few powerhouses of men’s art/fashion like Hadar Pitchon and Ryan McGinley. For my official website, click here

So why am I on Patreon? Three reasons, primarily.

I'd like to expand the shop on my website and put more of my collection online. To add more prints for purchase, plus nifty extras (like postcard sets).

I'd like to start making a photo book—or, better yet, two or three of them. Ideally in collaboration with some of my favorite subjects, such as Dillon Miller or Bear Michael. We've been dreaming of the possibilities of a book for ages!



I'd like to pay my models, too, beyond images—they do grueling work and deserve to earn some money from their gigs. The reality of this industry is, only the highest-profile models end up getting fair compensation. (I go above and beyond already: most photographers don't offer their subjects a cut from print sales...) But I also want to grow my look, kit, and reach. The vintage blue RAF jacket in the window? A pink tutu for the gender-bending concept I've been working on? I'd like to pick them up. A new 50mm lens to replace my ailing plastic one? I'd like to have the means to buy it. That talented new face in Toronto? I'd like to be able to fly to him—and afford a hotel room. 

For me, though, photography's about more than just having the money to keep doing it. It's about connection. It's about magic, a kind of 'love triangle' between me, the model, and the viewer. When everything clicks into place—when the light is great, and the setting's perfect, and the shutter flies—you're no longer thinking: the shoot just flows. Simply put, Patreon will let me do all this...more. 

You can see some of my recently published work online. First, a few editorials published with Pansy Magazine (May 2017), Summary Diary Project (Sept 2016) and Fashionably Male (June 2016) last year. Or buy the book featuring my series, "Catch Lock," published in 2015 in the Brooklyn-based art magazine, Hypnopompia III. Also, a January 2017 feature for the fresh and sexy Pineapple Blog. Even check me out on Snapchat.

Lastly, check me out here on Patreon. Read up on those Reward Tiers. Look at my Goals and consider the possibilities. Or, simply, pledge $2 per month for the Monthly Newsletter—and catch all the random facts, behind-the-scenes candids, and stories from the set I can deliver. [Please note that some posts will be NSFW.]

Thanks again for your continued support!




Tiers
Tier #1 - "The Admirer"
$2 or more per month
Hey Admirer! Pledge here and you'll get access to a special Monthly Newsletter featuring exclusive Patreon-only content.


Monthly Newsletters include things like:

  • Behind-the-scenes candids

  • Stories from the set

  • Wardrobe highlights

  • Other random facts about locations, inspiration, etc.

Tier #2 - "The Enthusiast"
$10 or more per month
Hey Enthusiast! You'll get some: 


• Never-before-seen images from past sessions, exclusive to Patreon supporters

 • An ever-changing "Private Gallery," (approx. 9 images), accessible via my website and a passcode

 • Occasional concept sheets and mood boards  

 • Access to Tier #1 rewards.

Tier #3 - "The Investigator"
$25 or more per month
Investigators get additional insight into Matt's process, specifically into his subject choice. Here, each patron will: 

 • Receive access to a monthly interview between Matt and one (1) of his models. The interview will give insight into the model's process, thoughts, and inspiration.

  • A comp card, with the model's biographical info & measurements, and including a small bio picture.

  • Access to Tiers #1-2. 

Tier #4 - "The Collector"
$40 or more per month
As a Collector, you'll get bi-annual awards for supporting throughout the year.


Every year as a Collector:

 • Receive two (2) signed and numbered 8x8″ prints of your choice*, on archival-quality paper, with a special note-of-thanks from Matt

  • Access to Tiers #1-3.

*Flat-box shipping or framing is available, but will incur additional charges. Non-Patreon pricing: $350+ each.

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Goal #2
: I'll rent and join a natural-light studio here in Los Angeles, to bring regular content to you with rich embarrassments of light. 
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Hi! I'm Matt Kulisch, a queer artist and photographer living in LA.

Quite frankly, I'm already awfully fortunate: I’ve got a great bunch of models to work with; some excellent gear in good condition; vibrant communities in SF and Portland, Salt Lake City and LA that have supported some truly fun and amazing work; even a decent following on social media (InstagramTumblr mostly), including ‘Likes’ from a few powerhouses of men’s art/fashion like Hadar Pitchon and Ryan McGinley. For my official website, click here

So why am I on Patreon? Three reasons, primarily.

I'd like to expand the shop on my website and put more of my collection online. To add more prints for purchase, plus nifty extras (like postcard sets).

I'd like to start making a photo book—or, better yet, two or three of them. Ideally in collaboration with some of my favorite subjects, such as Dillon Miller or Bear Michael. We've been dreaming of the possibilities of a book for ages!



I'd like to pay my models, too, beyond images—they do grueling work and deserve to earn some money from their gigs. The reality of this industry is, only the highest-profile models end up getting fair compensation. (I go above and beyond already: most photographers don't offer their subjects a cut from print sales...) But I also want to grow my look, kit, and reach. The vintage blue RAF jacket in the window? A pink tutu for the gender-bending concept I've been working on? I'd like to pick them up. A new 50mm lens to replace my ailing plastic one? I'd like to have the means to buy it. That talented new face in Toronto? I'd like to be able to fly to him—and afford a hotel room. 

For me, though, photography's about more than just having the money to keep doing it. It's about connection. It's about magic, a kind of 'love triangle' between me, the model, and the viewer. When everything clicks into place—when the light is great, and the setting's perfect, and the shutter flies—you're no longer thinking: the shoot just flows. Simply put, Patreon will let me do all this...more. 

You can see some of my recently published work online. First, a few editorials published with Pansy Magazine (May 2017), Summary Diary Project (Sept 2016) and Fashionably Male (June 2016) last year. Or buy the book featuring my series, "Catch Lock," published in 2015 in the Brooklyn-based art magazine, Hypnopompia III. Also, a January 2017 feature for the fresh and sexy Pineapple Blog. Even check me out on Snapchat.

Lastly, check me out here on Patreon. Read up on those Reward Tiers. Look at my Goals and consider the possibilities. Or, simply, pledge $2 per month for the Monthly Newsletter—and catch all the random facts, behind-the-scenes candids, and stories from the set I can deliver. [Please note that some posts will be NSFW.]

Thanks again for your continued support!




Recent posts by Matt Kulisch

Tiers
Tier #1 - "The Admirer"
$2 or more per month
Hey Admirer! Pledge here and you'll get access to a special Monthly Newsletter featuring exclusive Patreon-only content.


Monthly Newsletters include things like:

  • Behind-the-scenes candids

  • Stories from the set

  • Wardrobe highlights

  • Other random facts about locations, inspiration, etc.

Tier #2 - "The Enthusiast"
$10 or more per month
Hey Enthusiast! You'll get some: 


• Never-before-seen images from past sessions, exclusive to Patreon supporters

 • An ever-changing "Private Gallery," (approx. 9 images), accessible via my website and a passcode

 • Occasional concept sheets and mood boards  

 • Access to Tier #1 rewards.

Tier #3 - "The Investigator"
$25 or more per month
Investigators get additional insight into Matt's process, specifically into his subject choice. Here, each patron will: 

 • Receive access to a monthly interview between Matt and one (1) of his models. The interview will give insight into the model's process, thoughts, and inspiration.

  • A comp card, with the model's biographical info & measurements, and including a small bio picture.

  • Access to Tiers #1-2. 

Tier #4 - "The Collector"
$40 or more per month
As a Collector, you'll get bi-annual awards for supporting throughout the year.


Every year as a Collector:

 • Receive two (2) signed and numbered 8x8″ prints of your choice*, on archival-quality paper, with a special note-of-thanks from Matt

  • Access to Tiers #1-3.

*Flat-box shipping or framing is available, but will incur additional charges. Non-Patreon pricing: $350+ each.