Monica Jane Frisell

is creating A Portrait of US

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Caffeine Tier

$5
per month
Thank you for the $5 monthly contribution! This allows us to stay caffeinated and rolling through our days - meeting new people and making photographs!  

This work is meant to be accessible to all, so I do not want to put a pay wall between any work I create and what you may see here on this Patreon or out in the world. Any and all support helps to purchase film, chemistry, and gas to keep the Ark rolling to new communities around the US.
By supporting this work, you help create a living document of our time.

Like all the tiers you will receive periodic hand made post cards from the road. We will also be sharing behind the scenes footage, and some how-to's, as well as unpublished audio stories before they go live on other social media platforms.
  • General Support
  • Hand Made Postcard
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Stop Bath Tier

$6.50
per month
Thank you for the $6.50 contribution! This buys one bottle of Kodak Indicator Stop bath - a chemical I use while processing film and making silver prints in the Ark. One bottle goes a long way. 

This work is meant to be accessible to all, so I do not want to put a pay wall between any work I create and what you may see here on this Patreon or out in the world. Any and all support helps to purchase film, chemistry, and gas to keep the Ark rolling to new communities around the US.
By supporting this work, you help create a living document of our time.

Like all the tiers you will receive periodic hand made post cards from the road. We will also be sharing behind the scenes footage, and some how-to's, as well as unpublished audio stories before they go live on other social media platforms.
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Hand Made Postcard

120 Film Tier

$8.39
per month
Thank you for your $8.39 monthly contribution! This buys one roll of 120 Kodak Tri-X film which is used in our Mamiya 7ii, Hasselblad 500C/M and a Yashica Twin Lens. 

This work is meant to be accessible to all, so I do not want to put a pay wall between any work I create and what you may see here on this Patreon or out in the world. Any and all support helps to purchase film, chemistry, and gas to keep the Ark rolling to new communities around the US.
By supporting this work, you help create a living document of our time.
Like all the tiers you will receive periodic hand made post cards from the road. We will also be sharing behind the scenes footage, and some how-to's, as well as unpublished audio stories before they go live on other social media platforms.
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Hand Made Postcard

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patrons

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About Monica Jane Frisell

Welcome to my Patreon page!

I am a nomadic photographer and artist living from a converted cargo trailer - also known as the Nomadic Photo Ark. This space is equipped with a full darkroom and film processing space. Being the person I am, I have always been drawn to the physicality of shooting film, and have never gotten wrapped up in digital work flows. Having my studio and work space with me no matter where I am allows me to make the work I want to make, where I want to make it. 

I will be traveling across the United States, with my partner Adam and our dog Lucy, interviewing and photographing people along the way. As the country emerges from the pandemic, I will photographically explore and record audio of the divisions and similarities in ideologies within our current American culture. How are we coping? Where are we heading, and how do we repair bridges of understanding between various communities? The importance of recording the country as it is now is essential for future generations, and history. The conflation of major political and social upheavals during the pandemic has furthered a culture of extremes across the country. From the immense death toll to our difficulties in communicating across party and faith-based lines; the stories of this era need to be documented and archived.

Everyone contributing to this project is directly supporting the process of making a living document of our time.  

Thank you for any support that you can offer! And I will see you out on the road. 

Looking forward, 

Monica

Goals
$216 of $750 per month
When I hit $750 a month I want to start working with a web designer to build a map based website where all of these images and stories can be archived and accessed by everyone. 
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Audio releases
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Writings

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