Jean Michel O'Shea ARPS

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You just bought me a tea! It was probably Yorkshire Gold, with some goat juice in it but no sugar.  I'm mostly British of course, so as far as I'm concerned, thats a special bond between us.

However, at this level there are frankly no special benefits beyond the magical bond of tea, and the warm fuzzy glow of supporting an artist doing something you love as much as he does.
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You are clearly a person of discerning tastes... or at least just as crazy as I am!

At this tier you still have access to all my patron only posts, and, more importantly, (cue drumroll!)  the ability to vote on what I shoot.  Several times a year I'll throw up a poll for you to choose a little project for me.

Maybe you'll send me up a mountain or down a coast in search of a landscape, maybe we'll indulge in the beauty of the silver screen, or glamour of a more contemporary nature - you will get to choose.
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  • The sound knowledge you have impeccable taste (according to me anyway)

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At this tier not only do you have the same dubious benefits as the previous tiers, but as a thank you for your additional support in buying not only more tea but also biscuits and sundry buns you can now request a breakdown of a particular shot and I'll go through it step by step for you and the other VIPs on site.
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  • The sound knowledge you have impeccable taste (according to me anyway)

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About Jean Michel O'Shea ARPS

My Passion is monochrome. I enjoy any kind of photography as long as it's #blackandwhite!

I fell in love with old black and white movies as a child in the 1970s. Like many others, I identify black and white with a bygone era – an age we associate with glamour and romance as much as the tragedy of war. I feel the use of black and white triggers a sensory association, a type of ‘sense memory’.

Consciously choosing black and white, and using a certain light or a particular costume detail, you can engage the viewer to suspend disbelief and claim a wisp of the elegance of that era for yourself. I think the choice is – in many ways – a rejection of the modern world and its sensibilities, which today are too often impersonal, brash, tawdry and gaudy.

If I'm in the studio I draw heavily on this rich monochrome heritage. Timeless scenes, and beautiful women, elegantly portrayed. For some these days this is no longer art, but I hope all would agree there is artisanship nonetheless.

I hope you will join me on my photographic journey, to explore and enjoy everything the world of monochrome has to offer.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
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