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New for 2018: Year of Books

That's right, 2018 on patreon will be my YEAR OF BOOKS, i.e. my challenge to myself next year will be to create a new art book every month.

The Book of Days project  (my project for 2017) has been brilliant for me as a place to play and experiment and try new things, but the biggest draw back I've found is that I haven't been developing any of these ideas, or incorporating them into my other work, which has left the whole project feeling very removed from everything else I do.

The aim of the Year of Books is that I will have a whole month to develop a book idea from start to finish, and each book will have something that sets it apart from all the others, whether that be subject matter, technique or medium used. This (I hope) will keep me experimenting, but allow me to focus on one element for a set period of time, rather than jumping from idea to idea and never developing anything very far.

That said, I know that a lot of you guys have been really digging seeing these early stage ideas via Book of Days, so in place of posting a page daily I'll be posting my progress on the developing books over the course of the month, whether this be sketches, notes, prints, whatever.

I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am!

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Well hello there! My name's Selina Mayer, and I'm a London (UK) based film photographer, visual artist, book-maker, self-portraitist and certified cat lady. I take lots of pictures of naked people, including myself, but I think (I hope!) that's not the only appeal of my images.

Shooting on film can get expensive, and although I've been able to support my film-habit with my income from my day job thus far, I've been wanting to expand my horizons and push my creativity for a while now and have found myself limited by lack of funds.

That's where you come in.

By becoming a patron not only will you gain access to exclusive content such as behind the scenes shots, previews of new work and hand-made prints posted to you anywhere in the world, you will be helping me push my artwork down new pathways I've been itching to get started down.

By pledging you will enable me to experiment more with my print-making, add to my equipment (I've been using the same camera with the same lens for portraits & nudes for nearly 5 years), make more prints, make more books, and start working with moving image again. You'll also be keeping me stocked up with film, chemicals and paper so that I can keep creating. Hell, if enough people pledge I may be able to reduce my hours at my day job to give myself more time to devote to creating (and if that happened I would be absolutely over-the-moon gibbering ecstatic!)

I want to make this a place to share things I don't want to put elsewhere; new projects, early ideas, experiments, and work that's more intimate and personal.

I've also been looking for a platform where I can interact more with the wonderful people who support me, and give more of an insight into my working processes and what goes on behind the scenes, and it's my hope that Patreon is the place to do it. 

At the moment I don't even cover my costs with the erratic income I occasionally make from my photography, so every pledge (no matter how small) will help A LOT and will directly go into the production of new work. And you will have my eternal, ever burning, thanks and gratitude.

Thank you for reading (if you made it this far!), you're the best!
Tiers
Circe
$2 or more per month
Gives you access to my Year of Books feed, where I share my processes and my progress on my monthly books, as well as the first look at my new photo sets before anyone else (posted WEEKLY on Sundays)
Yaga
$10 or more per month
This level gives access to my Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets, PLUS a handwritten postcard, picked at random and sent monthly. 
Hecate
$20 or more per month
This level gets you a Year of Books zine sent monthly, along with online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets. 
Morrigan
$30 or more per month
 Here you get a 5x7 handmade print once a month, along with  a Year of Books zine sent monthly, and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.  
Chthonia
$40 or more per month
Here you get an 8x10 handmade print once a month, along with  a Year of Books zine sent monthly, and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.   
Morai
$50 or more per month
This level gets you hand made Year of Books art book sent monthly, PLUS an 8x10 handmade print,  and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.   
Goals
100% complete
Hitting this goal will mean that the cost of renting my studio will be completely covered by you, so to celebrate I will shoot a brand new patreon-exclusive self portrait set in the studio!
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New for 2018: Year of Books

That's right, 2018 on patreon will be my YEAR OF BOOKS, i.e. my challenge to myself next year will be to create a new art book every month.

The Book of Days project  (my project for 2017) has been brilliant for me as a place to play and experiment and try new things, but the biggest draw back I've found is that I haven't been developing any of these ideas, or incorporating them into my other work, which has left the whole project feeling very removed from everything else I do.

The aim of the Year of Books is that I will have a whole month to develop a book idea from start to finish, and each book will have something that sets it apart from all the others, whether that be subject matter, technique or medium used. This (I hope) will keep me experimenting, but allow me to focus on one element for a set period of time, rather than jumping from idea to idea and never developing anything very far.

That said, I know that a lot of you guys have been really digging seeing these early stage ideas via Book of Days, so in place of posting a page daily I'll be posting my progress on the developing books over the course of the month, whether this be sketches, notes, prints, whatever.

I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am!

***

Well hello there! My name's Selina Mayer, and I'm a London (UK) based film photographer, visual artist, book-maker, self-portraitist and certified cat lady. I take lots of pictures of naked people, including myself, but I think (I hope!) that's not the only appeal of my images.

Shooting on film can get expensive, and although I've been able to support my film-habit with my income from my day job thus far, I've been wanting to expand my horizons and push my creativity for a while now and have found myself limited by lack of funds.

That's where you come in.

By becoming a patron not only will you gain access to exclusive content such as behind the scenes shots, previews of new work and hand-made prints posted to you anywhere in the world, you will be helping me push my artwork down new pathways I've been itching to get started down.

By pledging you will enable me to experiment more with my print-making, add to my equipment (I've been using the same camera with the same lens for portraits & nudes for nearly 5 years), make more prints, make more books, and start working with moving image again. You'll also be keeping me stocked up with film, chemicals and paper so that I can keep creating. Hell, if enough people pledge I may be able to reduce my hours at my day job to give myself more time to devote to creating (and if that happened I would be absolutely over-the-moon gibbering ecstatic!)

I want to make this a place to share things I don't want to put elsewhere; new projects, early ideas, experiments, and work that's more intimate and personal.

I've also been looking for a platform where I can interact more with the wonderful people who support me, and give more of an insight into my working processes and what goes on behind the scenes, and it's my hope that Patreon is the place to do it. 

At the moment I don't even cover my costs with the erratic income I occasionally make from my photography, so every pledge (no matter how small) will help A LOT and will directly go into the production of new work. And you will have my eternal, ever burning, thanks and gratitude.

Thank you for reading (if you made it this far!), you're the best!

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Tiers
Circe
$2 or more per month
Gives you access to my Year of Books feed, where I share my processes and my progress on my monthly books, as well as the first look at my new photo sets before anyone else (posted WEEKLY on Sundays)
Yaga
$10 or more per month
This level gives access to my Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets, PLUS a handwritten postcard, picked at random and sent monthly. 
Hecate
$20 or more per month
This level gets you a Year of Books zine sent monthly, along with online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets. 
Morrigan
$30 or more per month
 Here you get a 5x7 handmade print once a month, along with  a Year of Books zine sent monthly, and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.  
Chthonia
$40 or more per month
Here you get an 8x10 handmade print once a month, along with  a Year of Books zine sent monthly, and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.   
Morai
$50 or more per month
This level gets you hand made Year of Books art book sent monthly, PLUS an 8x10 handmade print,  and online access to the Year of Books feed and weekly photo sets.