Richard May is creating essays
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I wish I could tell you exactly what I am about as an artist. I can tell you that I write and make pictures. I dabble in video and audio. 

My goal to create at least one piece of work every week. Most will be short essays that can be read in a few minutes and many others will be more involved pieces that bring together my writing, photography and video.

This is what I know about my work so far:
My photography is born at the edge of the world where Urbanity and Wildness meet. I am intrigued by the things we create to enjoy nature and what happens to them when left behind. 

The images are graceful and ironic. We tame the wilderness—building signs, trails and boardwalks—to protect and enjoy what remains of the wild. I keeping these elements to stay honest to the experience and acknowledge them as integral to the adventure.




I am also fascinated by trees
I think trees are a beautiful metaphor of what we need and what is beautiful in this world.



More of My photography

My Writing

I also like to write short essays. Most of these are published on Elephant Journal. Here's a selection of my favorites:

I'm asking for your support
You can support my work by becoming a patron.
  • Patrons pay for each essay.
  • How much you pay is entirely up to you. 
  • You decide on a monthly maximum.
  • I intend to create four pieces each month.
Your support would help me cover basic expenses of sharing it with you (website, storage, etc). It would help pay travel expenses to research longer, complex pieces.

So you don't have $$$. I don't either—I get it.
It's more important to share my work than it is to share this page. Anybody who comes here has already seen what I do and liked it enough to at least come here.

Just that is pretty amazing.

So, if you like my work and want to help then share it. That makes you part of what I am creating.

Thank you just for reading this.
Thank you for your support.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per essay
0 patrons
You are making this happen. That is amazing. Thank you. You will get access to the Patron Only feed where I share my upcoming work, and ask for feedback before it gets published. Your thoughts are important to me.
Pledge $3 or more per essay
0 patrons
You are helping me out even more. Thank you! Not only will you have access to the Patron Only feed where we get to hang out but I will send you, by email, a printable/keepable digital copy of the work I create. It could be a PDF, a video, image files or something like that.
Pledge $5 or more per essay
1 patron
This is a lot of money. You are showing me a lot of love. You will get everything above plus I will send you a hard copy of one piece each month. This could be a postcard, a nicely printed essay, or some other surprise that you can collect and show off to friends. It will be pretty!
Pledge $15 or more per essay
0 patrons
This is insanely generous. You really love my work. Wow. Thank you! You will get all the above plus I'll mail you an 8x10 print of an image every month. 
Goals
$9 of $50 per essay
Longer stories require more time and effort to research and put together properly. By reaching this goal I can aspire to do more of this kind of work.
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I wish I could tell you exactly what I am about as an artist. I can tell you that I write and make pictures. I dabble in video and audio. 

My goal to create at least one piece of work every week. Most will be short essays that can be read in a few minutes and many others will be more involved pieces that bring together my writing, photography and video.

This is what I know about my work so far:
My photography is born at the edge of the world where Urbanity and Wildness meet. I am intrigued by the things we create to enjoy nature and what happens to them when left behind. 

The images are graceful and ironic. We tame the wilderness—building signs, trails and boardwalks—to protect and enjoy what remains of the wild. I keeping these elements to stay honest to the experience and acknowledge them as integral to the adventure.




I am also fascinated by trees
I think trees are a beautiful metaphor of what we need and what is beautiful in this world.



More of My photography

My Writing

I also like to write short essays. Most of these are published on Elephant Journal. Here's a selection of my favorites:

I'm asking for your support
You can support my work by becoming a patron.
  • Patrons pay for each essay.
  • How much you pay is entirely up to you. 
  • You decide on a monthly maximum.
  • I intend to create four pieces each month.
Your support would help me cover basic expenses of sharing it with you (website, storage, etc). It would help pay travel expenses to research longer, complex pieces.

So you don't have $$$. I don't either—I get it.
It's more important to share my work than it is to share this page. Anybody who comes here has already seen what I do and liked it enough to at least come here.

Just that is pretty amazing.

So, if you like my work and want to help then share it. That makes you part of what I am creating.

Thank you just for reading this.
Thank you for your support.

Recent posts by Richard May

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per essay
0 patrons
You are making this happen. That is amazing. Thank you. You will get access to the Patron Only feed where I share my upcoming work, and ask for feedback before it gets published. Your thoughts are important to me.
Pledge $3 or more per essay
0 patrons
You are helping me out even more. Thank you! Not only will you have access to the Patron Only feed where we get to hang out but I will send you, by email, a printable/keepable digital copy of the work I create. It could be a PDF, a video, image files or something like that.
Pledge $5 or more per essay
1 patron
This is a lot of money. You are showing me a lot of love. You will get everything above plus I will send you a hard copy of one piece each month. This could be a postcard, a nicely printed essay, or some other surprise that you can collect and show off to friends. It will be pretty!
Pledge $15 or more per essay
0 patrons
This is insanely generous. You really love my work. Wow. Thank you! You will get all the above plus I'll mail you an 8x10 print of an image every month.