ThePhotosmith is creating artwork combining Light & the Nude Figure
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I'm an independent visual artist and filmmaker from Durham, North Carolina, whose work focuses on making art with the human figure. 

My work is a little different than most nude photographers, in that the images are a result of direct collaborative input from the person in front of the camera, making each and every photograph a work by two artists, in front of and behind the camera. By supporting my work, you will allow me more flexibility to seek out like-minded artists to create beautiful images.
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As a working professional, it was hard enough to support my family and still have the time and resources to purchase and maintain my equipment, travel for photographic projects and compensate assistants and collaborators. As a grad student, it was nearly impossible. I resorted to begging, borrowing and stealing, to get work made… and making that work is more important that ever, as I embark on the path of a new life as a professional artist (with an MFA in hand, along with an insane amount of student debt).

With your help, I can worry less about the cost of creating and more about concepts, locations, submissions to publications/galleries, and models.
Tiers
The Social Network
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Virtual hugs and a huge 'thank you!' from me!
  • Access to my exclusive Patreon feed, with announcements and sneak-previews.
Stand By Me
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You'll receive easy access to each month's uploads, plus a few bonus images all in High Resolution.
  • A 10% discount from my print shop
  • Plus all the above rewards!
Old School
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Each month, I'll scan and upload a contact sheet from a recent roll of film.
  • Plus all the above rewards!
The Graduate
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get access to video content.
  • Get a sneak peek at ideas for upcoming shoots.
  • A 20% discount from my print shop
  • Get an occasional exclusive surprise in the mail
  • Plus all the above rewards!


The Prestige
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • A one-on-one 30 minute video chat to talk shop about art, photography, my projects (and your projects, too).
  • Plus all the above rewards!
Some Like it Hot
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
  • First of all, wow. Thank you! 
  • Each month, I'll make a high quality archival print of one of my images, sign it, and mail it to you. Your friends will be jealous and you'll join institutions like Duke University and a dozen private collections in holding my work.
  • A 50% discount code for my print shop
  • Plus all the above rewards!
Goals
$0 of $5 per month
A cup of coffee (well, tea, since I don't drink coffee).

A man can dream, though… a man can dream.
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I'm an independent visual artist and filmmaker from Durham, North Carolina, whose work focuses on making art with the human figure. 

My work is a little different than most nude photographers, in that the images are a result of direct collaborative input from the person in front of the camera, making each and every photograph a work by two artists, in front of and behind the camera. By supporting my work, you will allow me more flexibility to seek out like-minded artists to create beautiful images.
--

As a working professional, it was hard enough to support my family and still have the time and resources to purchase and maintain my equipment, travel for photographic projects and compensate assistants and collaborators. As a grad student, it was nearly impossible. I resorted to begging, borrowing and stealing, to get work made… and making that work is more important that ever, as I embark on the path of a new life as a professional artist (with an MFA in hand, along with an insane amount of student debt).

With your help, I can worry less about the cost of creating and more about concepts, locations, submissions to publications/galleries, and models.

Recent posts by ThePhotosmith

Tiers
The Social Network
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Virtual hugs and a huge 'thank you!' from me!
  • Access to my exclusive Patreon feed, with announcements and sneak-previews.
Stand By Me
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You'll receive easy access to each month's uploads, plus a few bonus images all in High Resolution.
  • A 10% discount from my print shop
  • Plus all the above rewards!
Old School
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Each month, I'll scan and upload a contact sheet from a recent roll of film.
  • Plus all the above rewards!
The Graduate
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get access to video content.
  • Get a sneak peek at ideas for upcoming shoots.
  • A 20% discount from my print shop
  • Get an occasional exclusive surprise in the mail
  • Plus all the above rewards!


The Prestige
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • A one-on-one 30 minute video chat to talk shop about art, photography, my projects (and your projects, too).
  • Plus all the above rewards!
Some Like it Hot
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
  • First of all, wow. Thank you! 
  • Each month, I'll make a high quality archival print of one of my images, sign it, and mail it to you. Your friends will be jealous and you'll join institutions like Duke University and a dozen private collections in holding my work.
  • A 50% discount code for my print shop
  • Plus all the above rewards!