Yanick is creating Portraits of Women in Professional Discipline
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I'm taking portraits of women in professional discipline, a branch of professional BDSM. Since starting this project in 2017, I've traveled from New York to Denver meeting ladies and learning about their take on a little known line of work. 


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. 


Why Patreon?


The cost of each shoot ranges from $500 to $1,000. The further west I go, the fewer my options are when it comes to means of travel. My last road trip was out to Pennsylvania, from here on out, I'll have to fly to where I need to be. This estimate reflects airfare, modelling fees, photo gear rental, and modest accommodations (to give you an idea of how modest, check out October's update video). Rather than raising multiple rounds of funding, having a consistent flow allows me to work with fewer interruptions. 

Why you?

You want to fund something different
This was my own line of work from 2006 to 2017. This project is a means of sharing a niche career that I was dedicated to and greatly enjoyed.

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. 

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!


Thanks to my current patrons I've photographed 6 women across 4 states. My goal in 2019 is to go above and beyond those numbers and it's your help that I will achieve it. Check out the rewards listed on your right where you can choose from photo cards to monthly hangouts and to your very own photo shoot. 

For more photographs, stories, and little extras, join the dedicated crew keeping this project alive; sign up now to become a patron of This Thing We Do






Tiers
Mar-cy Boh Coo
$1 or more per month
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
Tiny Monthly Subscription
$2.50 or more per month
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.

Patron Only Updates
$5 or more per month
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

Everything above and a 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.

So, uh, how's that book you're writing?
$50 or more per month
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
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 7 photos from that shoot. 


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 two of the images do show bare breasts and another two show bare backsides.

Lemme Get to Know You
$275 or more per month
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
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
14% complete
Indiana!

Back in February of 2018, a lady in Indianapolis was the first to say yes! My flight out was scheduled for September of that year, but due to a scheduling issue, I was unable to make the trip. 

This goal covers the following: airfare, accomodations (no more than two nights), rental, and modelling fees. 

This goal is timed, a switch from long-term to short, so this puts the pressure on me to raise the funds in time. With current and new support, I'll reach Indianapolis, Indiana by April of 2019.
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I'm taking portraits of women in professional discipline, a branch of professional BDSM. Since starting this project in 2017, I've traveled from New York to Denver meeting ladies and learning about their take on a little known line of work. 


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. 


Why Patreon?


The cost of each shoot ranges from $500 to $1,000. The further west I go, the fewer my options are when it comes to means of travel. My last road trip was out to Pennsylvania, from here on out, I'll have to fly to where I need to be. This estimate reflects airfare, modelling fees, photo gear rental, and modest accommodations (to give you an idea of how modest, check out October's update video). Rather than raising multiple rounds of funding, having a consistent flow allows me to work with fewer interruptions. 

Why you?

You want to fund something different
This was my own line of work from 2006 to 2017. This project is a means of sharing a niche career that I was dedicated to and greatly enjoyed.

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. 

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!


Thanks to my current patrons I've photographed 6 women across 4 states. My goal in 2019 is to go above and beyond those numbers and it's your help that I will achieve it. Check out the rewards listed on your right where you can choose from photo cards to monthly hangouts and to your very own photo shoot. 

For more photographs, stories, and little extras, join the dedicated crew keeping this project alive; sign up now to become a patron of This Thing We Do






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Tiers
Mar-cy Boh Coo
$1 or more per month
You get a video message from me, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
Tiny Monthly Subscription
$2.50 or more per month
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.

Patron Only Updates
$5 or more per month
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

Everything above and a 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.

So, uh, how's that book you're writing?
$50 or more per month
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
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 7 photos from that shoot. 


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 two of the images do show bare breasts and another two show bare backsides.

Lemme Get to Know You
$275 or more per month
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
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.