Richard E. Porter

is creating photography, videos and writing/journalism

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About Richard E. Porter

I'm a Christian and a storyteller. I like stories that paint pictures and pictures that tell stories. Over the years, photojournalism has allowed me to create both. I spent much of my adult life working as an award-winning writer and photographer for newspapers in Georgia and Texas. However, as the media crisis unrolled, I found myself forced to move to other jobs (primarily marketing, program development and management positions for nonprofit organizations). I have missed telling stories, whether that was with a keyboard or through a lens.

Patreon has given me the ability to return to what I love by providing an opportunity for those who enjoy my work to support it through a $5 per month subscription.

As an artist who is a Christian, my goal is to take photos that show the beauty of God's creation and write stories and produce videos that are positive and uplifting. My work doesn't always have a ‘Christian’ theme. However, it will always show strength, beauty and perseverance.

That is important to me because I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014 as the result of a cycling accident and there are some things I struggle with. Fortunately, my photography/videography and ability to tell a story aren’t among them. I use these gifts as a form of therapy. The results aren’t grand productions. I use an iPhone, a handycam and a Nikon that takes both photos and videos to produce down-to-earth — and hopefully inspirational — projects designed for my audience’s enjoyment.

I have made my subscription process simple because to do otherwise is a challenge due to my brain injury. It is difficult, now, for my brain to process all that would go into creating a multi-tiered support site and keep up with all of that once it was created. Therefore, for a simple $5 per month subscription supporters will have access to everything I produce, as well as a look behind the scenes into my creative process.

So, what do I produce?

From a storytelling standpoint, my work will include essays ranging from 250-1,500 words that include personal snippets as well as features about individuals who I find have interesting stories. The videos will include three-five-minute “Shorts,” as well as, longer documentaries (up to 15 minutes), many focused on local and Texas history. These may be used by teachers for educational purposes. For example, the videos may be used to introduce historical topics which then can lead to art or creative writing projects.

My photography focuses on the outdoors and wildlife, particularly targeting the canyons of the High Plains and Panhandle of Texas, as well as the desert Southwest and mountains of Far West Texas, Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

My photography is sold through Fine Art America. To purchase prints and/or home decor items please go to https://7-richard-porter.pixels.com. That link will take you directly to my Fine Art America site. From there, you may select a print or home décor product and Fine Art America will take care of collecting the money and will ship the item directly to you.

My immediate goal is to reach 250 subscribers, thus generating $1,250 per month in income. My intermediate goal is 600 subscribers and my ultimate goal is 1,000-plus subscribers. At that level I will gain the ability to exercise more control over my daily schedule, something that is increasingly important as I struggle with the challenges of my brain injury.

Please join me on my journey. I hope you enjoy it.
Goals
6 of 250 patrons
When I reach 250 patrons, I will be generating enough supplemental income to begin to gain some financial freedom.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
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Writings
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
13
Images
2
Writings
8
Videos

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