Yanick is creating Portraits of Women in Professional Discipline
6

patrons

$49
per month


I'm taking portraits of women in discipline, a branch of professional S&M that focuses on traditional and corporal punishment. Sessions are held in domestic settings, much like your living room. Wooden spoons and slippers are the tools that set their clients straight. It's a subject that's not often discussed, so I'm discussing it through portraiture right here:




These are environmental portraits of women in the rooms they work in. Rather than make a minute-by-minute document of a day in their lives, I'm keeping it to only two or three portraits. Their outfits, their poses, and the arrangement of the spaces they're in are their narratives. My only job is committing their stories to digital photographs.



The subject matter is sometimes reframed by others. Ladies can be presented the way someone else wants and sometimes in a negative light. These are their stories, only two of them are mine.I'm a silent narrator taking photographs without any spin. My goal is to travel across the United States and photograph ladies in every state.


Why Patreon?


The average cost per shoot is $1,000. This covers modeling fees, airfare, gas, etc. Even small things like transporting things on the subway add up. While this is a single project, I don't know how long it will take to complete. Rather than raising multiple rounds of funding, having a consistent flow allows me to work with fewer interruptions. 

Why you?


You want storytelling from the right storytellers
Though the sitters have something in common, every portrait is unique. They choose their environments, how they want to pose, and how open they want to be. The only narrative I've framed is my own.

You want to fund something different
Not only are you helping me make work around a subject I care about, you're getting a chance to see past the stereotypes around this line of work. So when you think about professional domination, you'll see the whole picture, not just the stereotypes.

You want flexibility in your funding
Perhaps you're able to pledge one amount for a few months but can't give the same for the next few months. There may be considerable stretches of time between shoots, so I may go on hiatus until the next one is ready to go. Patreon gives you the option of adjusting or pausing your pledge at any time.

Thank you!


I'm grateful for your support. Photo and professional discipline share 1/3 of my life and this series is allowing the more visible part of it to bring the other to light. Thanks to you, this thing we do will be this thing you learn a little more about.


And if you are a lady in professional discipline and would like to participate, please contact me here: [email protected]





Tiers
Mar-cy Boh Coo
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
Tiny Monthly Subscription
$2.50 or more per month 1 patron
You get a large-ish photo of my  choice once a month. Average dimensions and file sizes are as follows: 14" X 9" (or 9" X 14"). 240 pixels per inch. File size: 23MB. 


This can be emailed, Dropboxed, WeTransfered, etc. Please let me know what your preference is. You’ll want a method that will maintain the quality of the photo. This tier will be offered for 12 months from the start of your subscription.

Patreon-Only Updates
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart, and blog posts accessible by patrons only. You'll have updates as the project rolls along, as well as personal stories from This Thing We Do. With optional large-ish digital copy.
Something Tangible
$15 or more per month 2 of 250 patrons
Everything above and a glossy postcard of one photo of my choice after each shoot is edited. They'll arrive in a single envelope sized just for the card. With optional large-ish digital copy.
How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh?...
$50 or more per month 0 of 125 patrons
I'm never going to get around to writing my memoirs on my life in professional discipline, so now's your chance to experience an oral history.


I'll hang out on YouTube Live with you once a week and tell you some stories, with names and locations changed to protect everyone involved.


This will be an unpublished link that I'll send when I start the feed. I'll send the date and time at least 3 days before.


This tier includes all of the above with optional large-ish digital image.

Songs From the Archives
$125 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In 2009, I took behind the scenes photographs during an all-day spanking video production. Many of them are no longer in circulation, but I have a few that went unpublished. 


I'd rather they not re-circulate online, so I'm offering a printed card set of 8 photos from that shoot. I'll even wrap them in a little ribbon and include a hand-written note. 


This is a very limited reward. It was some of my best work at the time so I don't want to give them away freely. 


This tier includes everything above.


*Please note that while these are not explicit, two of the images do show bare breasts and another two show bare backsides.

You're Getting to Know Me, Lemme Get to Know You
$275 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll buy you a drink. If you don't drink, I'll buy you a cup of coffee. If you're into cigars as much as I am, I'll drop for a cigar at Bar & Books and I'll watch you drink whiskey. 


This is limited to patrons who reside in NYC or if you visit pretty often. Should this work out geographically, let's do this once a month, yeah?


You can opt for all of the tiers above or pick and choose which you'd like.

The Better Half of my Budget
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I'll take your portrait. You'll receive digital files that you're free to use for your own purposes, however, you must sign a model release form.


We'd have to work out logistics depending on where you are in the lower 48. 



Goals
$49 of $144 per month
Just wrapped up my first Q &A and I'd like to do more! Facebook doesn't offer a split screen option for laptops, nor do they seem to offer live video from secondary accounts.

So BeLive to the rescue! For $144 a year I can get the basic plan that allows for longer live streams 16 times per month.

https://belive.tv/packages
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I'm taking portraits of women in discipline, a branch of professional S&M that focuses on traditional and corporal punishment. Sessions are held in domestic settings, much like your living room. Wooden spoons and slippers are the tools that set their clients straight. It's a subject that's not often discussed, so I'm discussing it through portraiture right here:




These are environmental portraits of women in the rooms they work in. Rather than make a minute-by-minute document of a day in their lives, I'm keeping it to only two or three portraits. Their outfits, their poses, and the arrangement of the spaces they're in are their narratives. My only job is committing their stories to digital photographs.



The subject matter is sometimes reframed by others. Ladies can be presented the way someone else wants and sometimes in a negative light. These are their stories, only two of them are mine.I'm a silent narrator taking photographs without any spin. My goal is to travel across the United States and photograph ladies in every state.


Why Patreon?


The average cost per shoot is $1,000. This covers modeling fees, airfare, gas, etc. Even small things like transporting things on the subway add up. While this is a single project, I don't know how long it will take to complete. Rather than raising multiple rounds of funding, having a consistent flow allows me to work with fewer interruptions. 

Why you?


You want storytelling from the right storytellers
Though the sitters have something in common, every portrait is unique. They choose their environments, how they want to pose, and how open they want to be. The only narrative I've framed is my own.

You want to fund something different
Not only are you helping me make work around a subject I care about, you're getting a chance to see past the stereotypes around this line of work. So when you think about professional domination, you'll see the whole picture, not just the stereotypes.

You want flexibility in your funding
Perhaps you're able to pledge one amount for a few months but can't give the same for the next few months. There may be considerable stretches of time between shoots, so I may go on hiatus until the next one is ready to go. Patreon gives you the option of adjusting or pausing your pledge at any time.

Thank you!


I'm grateful for your support. Photo and professional discipline share 1/3 of my life and this series is allowing the more visible part of it to bring the other to light. Thanks to you, this thing we do will be this thing you learn a little more about.


And if you are a lady in professional discipline and would like to participate, please contact me here: [email protected]





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Tiers
Mar-cy Boh Coo
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
Tiny Monthly Subscription
$2.50 or more per month 1 patron
You get a large-ish photo of my  choice once a month. Average dimensions and file sizes are as follows: 14" X 9" (or 9" X 14"). 240 pixels per inch. File size: 23MB. 


This can be emailed, Dropboxed, WeTransfered, etc. Please let me know what your preference is. You’ll want a method that will maintain the quality of the photo. This tier will be offered for 12 months from the start of your subscription.

Patreon-Only Updates
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart, and blog posts accessible by patrons only. You'll have updates as the project rolls along, as well as personal stories from This Thing We Do. With optional large-ish digital copy.
Something Tangible
$15 or more per month 2 of 250 patrons
Everything above and a glossy postcard of one photo of my choice after each shoot is edited. They'll arrive in a single envelope sized just for the card. With optional large-ish digital copy.
How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh?...
$50 or more per month 0 of 125 patrons
I'm never going to get around to writing my memoirs on my life in professional discipline, so now's your chance to experience an oral history.


I'll hang out on YouTube Live with you once a week and tell you some stories, with names and locations changed to protect everyone involved.


This will be an unpublished link that I'll send when I start the feed. I'll send the date and time at least 3 days before.


This tier includes all of the above with optional large-ish digital image.

Songs From the Archives
$125 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In 2009, I took behind the scenes photographs during an all-day spanking video production. Many of them are no longer in circulation, but I have a few that went unpublished. 


I'd rather they not re-circulate online, so I'm offering a printed card set of 8 photos from that shoot. I'll even wrap them in a little ribbon and include a hand-written note. 


This is a very limited reward. It was some of my best work at the time so I don't want to give them away freely. 


This tier includes everything above.


*Please note that while these are not explicit, two of the images do show bare breasts and another two show bare backsides.

You're Getting to Know Me, Lemme Get to Know You
$275 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll buy you a drink. If you don't drink, I'll buy you a cup of coffee. If you're into cigars as much as I am, I'll drop for a cigar at Bar & Books and I'll watch you drink whiskey. 


This is limited to patrons who reside in NYC or if you visit pretty often. Should this work out geographically, let's do this once a month, yeah?


You can opt for all of the tiers above or pick and choose which you'd like.

The Better Half of my Budget
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I'll take your portrait. You'll receive digital files that you're free to use for your own purposes, however, you must sign a model release form.


We'd have to work out logistics depending on where you are in the lower 48.