Shoog

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Access to my activity feed! See updates on my travel dates and progress on new projects!

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A place for the sexier side of Shoogie to live.
Stuff you might see here includes furry paintings, Sexy selfies, smutty movies, photo sets from kinky shoots. I have been wanting to let this side of my art practice out, and this is a way to do it slowly for me. Feedback much appreciated!

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Behind the scenes photos and videos, as well as access to my activity feed! See updates on my travel dates and progress on new projects!

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About Shoog

WHO I AM/ WHAT I MAKE

I am Shoog McDaniel, a southern, queer, non-binary, fat photographer and artist living in Gainesville, florida. I have been taking photos since high school, when a friend of mine dumpster dove 200 disposable cameras from behind a Walgreens. I became obsessed, and began documenting everything. I now shoot with a canon 6D, and have yet to take a break from capturing intimate moments and beautiful people in my everyday life. My work is about highlighting bodies and lives that are often overlooked by popular society. I enjoy photographing fat bodies, trans bodies, and queer bodies. People`with gap-toothed smiles and missing buttons. I capture images of my friends. With little exceptions, I have a connection with the humans in my photos and I intend to show that through the intimacy of my portraits. I strive to connect the viewer of each photo to beauty within themselves, through understanding the brilliancy of diversity, by showing them that there are many ways to be beautiful.  I also focus my lens on the wildlife that Florida has to offer, and I live to expose the majestic nature of Florida's fresh water springs that hold me up when thin.cis.het.patriarchy gets me down.  
In addition to my photography, I also create artwork using ink and watercolor that is reminiscent of a world I would like to see. Underwater dreamscapes hold fat mer-people, with genders unknown embracing and multi-colored gopher tortoises hunker down in their sandy nests. I really enjoy using vivid color and imagination.

WHY I NEED YOU

I need you because I would like to be able to not have to struggle to make ends meet every month concerning my bills, and accessing healthcare, dental care. If I were to get a day-job that could cover my costs, I would not be able to create the work I do right now because it takes a lot of energy and time. I would like to not always wonder if what Im doing is important enough to be considered WORK. In a dream world, I would like to be able to have a small budget for photoshoot sets and working with other artists.  Lastly, I would really like to make enough money so that I can volunteer my time and skills to assist social justice organizations in documenting their various actions and campaigns.

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