Shoog

is creating art and photography

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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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You will get a postcard from me every month, featuring either my art or photograhy, as well as behind the scenes photos and videos, and access to my activity feed! See updates on my travel dates and progress on new projects!

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About

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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 65 exclusive posts
66
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Poll
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Writing
18
Videos

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