Sophia Masinelli is creating Photography
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patron

$9
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Hey there!

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page. My name is Sophia Masinelli and I'm a photography student in Colorado. My passion is female portrait photography in all shapes and sizes. I could be real cheesy and say literally, so I will. I photograph women as they are. I do not believe in purposefully retouching their body in any way. I believe in beauty spots, acne, scars, freckles, stretch marks, wrinkles, and every other dimple, hair, or mark on our beautiful bodies that indicates how human we all are. 

I am in school and working a full-time job as a bartender, but working as many hours as I do does not allow me any extra time to work on passion projects. Speaking of!

NEVERTHELESS
Nevertheless is a student final project turned passion project that I am currently working on. I am interviewing and photographing women who are un/under/misrepresented in mass media. After the interview is completed I collaborate with the model to find the best way to visually interpret their experience. The photography session is completely free for my models and they get all of the finished, edited images. I have had a passion for women's rights since I was in middle school so when I was presented with the opportunity to create a photobook in college on any concept everything fell into place. I am incredibly against the callout culture that has become so commonplace in our culture today. I believe in teaching each other to see through eyes that we haven't before and coming together through being okay with ignorance and instead of being angry about it, helping guide people through it towards learning, understanding, and acceptance. Hopefully even up to appreciation and advocacy. I am white. Although I am a Jewish, lower class, sexual assault survivor, I also know I have been given a life where I don't have to wear those things on my sleeve unless I willingly give up that information. I know I am privileged in this life. I am not intent on whitewashing experiences or tainting anyone's truths with my expectations, ideologies, or thoughts. I do not lead anyone to any answers in these interviews. I barely ask questions unless it is to clarify or a request for them to expand on a topic. I am purely hoping to use my privilege as a catalyst to get underprivileged voices heard. Not my version of their voices.
Their voices. Their messages. Their stories.


That being said!
I am a student. I am a bartender. I am someone with large goals and not a lot of funding. I want to make this project go farther than just my final project for this semester. I would like to create a website where I can continually post women's stories, photos, and full interviews for people to connect to when they are feeling alone and learn about when they are feeling confused. I would love to eventually get to travel and photograph women from around the country, and hopefully even around the globe. You can help me get there! I'm currently shooting on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. It's a sturdy little camera and I have taken some beautiful images on it, but I would love to do right by these women and get them the highest quality photos I can. I would love to start building a collection of lenses and get a camera that can produce better quality images so I can help to realize these women's experiences in an impactful way that is up to their standards. These are all goals you can help me obtain.

By becoming my patron
You will be getting access to exclusive behind the scenes pictures from my shoots, access to speak to other patrons, exclusive pictures from my upcoming trip to Italy, and one of a kind photos developed by hand, by me, in a dark room, and more!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I could give you the shpeal we've all heard about how you could support me for the cost of a single cup of coffee a month...so I will. For the cost of a single cup of coffee you could be helping to get women's voices everywhere heard and be contributing to a more together society where we can all understand each other a little bit better <3
(Plus you can cancel at any time but you probably won't want to!) 
Tiers
Advocate
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.
No Shave Forever
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models)

Bra Burners
$10 or more per month 1 patron
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to view exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models.)


Access to an exclusive patron only stream of me editing photos once a month where you can see content that hasn't been released and talk to me and your fellow patrons.

Grab Back
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to view exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models.)


Access to an exclusive patron only stream of me editing photos once a month where you can see content that hasn't been released and talk to me and your fellow patrons.


Monthly signed photos delivered to you that I have shot and developed by hand in a darkroom. These will be on various subjects and will range from portraiture, to landscape, to architecture. They will all be one of a kind, as is the nature of the darkroom. 

Goals
$9 of $100 per month
Did I hear you say extra content? I think I did. With $100 extra dollars every month I will be able to focus more on working around interviewing women and wokring around their schedules than trying to fit them into mine.
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Hey there!

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page. My name is Sophia Masinelli and I'm a photography student in Colorado. My passion is female portrait photography in all shapes and sizes. I could be real cheesy and say literally, so I will. I photograph women as they are. I do not believe in purposefully retouching their body in any way. I believe in beauty spots, acne, scars, freckles, stretch marks, wrinkles, and every other dimple, hair, or mark on our beautiful bodies that indicates how human we all are. 

I am in school and working a full-time job as a bartender, but working as many hours as I do does not allow me any extra time to work on passion projects. Speaking of!

NEVERTHELESS
Nevertheless is a student final project turned passion project that I am currently working on. I am interviewing and photographing women who are un/under/misrepresented in mass media. After the interview is completed I collaborate with the model to find the best way to visually interpret their experience. The photography session is completely free for my models and they get all of the finished, edited images. I have had a passion for women's rights since I was in middle school so when I was presented with the opportunity to create a photobook in college on any concept everything fell into place. I am incredibly against the callout culture that has become so commonplace in our culture today. I believe in teaching each other to see through eyes that we haven't before and coming together through being okay with ignorance and instead of being angry about it, helping guide people through it towards learning, understanding, and acceptance. Hopefully even up to appreciation and advocacy. I am white. Although I am a Jewish, lower class, sexual assault survivor, I also know I have been given a life where I don't have to wear those things on my sleeve unless I willingly give up that information. I know I am privileged in this life. I am not intent on whitewashing experiences or tainting anyone's truths with my expectations, ideologies, or thoughts. I do not lead anyone to any answers in these interviews. I barely ask questions unless it is to clarify or a request for them to expand on a topic. I am purely hoping to use my privilege as a catalyst to get underprivileged voices heard. Not my version of their voices.
Their voices. Their messages. Their stories.


That being said!
I am a student. I am a bartender. I am someone with large goals and not a lot of funding. I want to make this project go farther than just my final project for this semester. I would like to create a website where I can continually post women's stories, photos, and full interviews for people to connect to when they are feeling alone and learn about when they are feeling confused. I would love to eventually get to travel and photograph women from around the country, and hopefully even around the globe. You can help me get there! I'm currently shooting on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. It's a sturdy little camera and I have taken some beautiful images on it, but I would love to do right by these women and get them the highest quality photos I can. I would love to start building a collection of lenses and get a camera that can produce better quality images so I can help to realize these women's experiences in an impactful way that is up to their standards. These are all goals you can help me obtain.

By becoming my patron
You will be getting access to exclusive behind the scenes pictures from my shoots, access to speak to other patrons, exclusive pictures from my upcoming trip to Italy, and one of a kind photos developed by hand, by me, in a dark room, and more!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I could give you the shpeal we've all heard about how you could support me for the cost of a single cup of coffee a month...so I will. For the cost of a single cup of coffee you could be helping to get women's voices everywhere heard and be contributing to a more together society where we can all understand each other a little bit better <3
(Plus you can cancel at any time but you probably won't want to!) 

Recent posts by Sophia Masinelli

Tiers
Advocate
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.
No Shave Forever
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models)

Bra Burners
$10 or more per month 1 patron
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to view exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models.)


Access to an exclusive patron only stream of me editing photos once a month where you can see content that hasn't been released and talk to me and your fellow patrons.

Grab Back
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
A personalized thank you message and my deep gratitude that you will be helping me on this journey.


Access to view exclusive photos that will not be posted anywhere else (aside from being given to the models.)


Access to an exclusive patron only stream of me editing photos once a month where you can see content that hasn't been released and talk to me and your fellow patrons.


Monthly signed photos delivered to you that I have shot and developed by hand in a darkroom. These will be on various subjects and will range from portraiture, to landscape, to architecture. They will all be one of a kind, as is the nature of the darkroom.