Instant Film Weekdays on Patreon

I’ve been thinking about how to grow my Patreon and some of the surveying I’ve done says people are  largely interested in the trippy instant film work I do.  I planned on doing mostly instant film work anyways during 2018- I have an animated show I’m work on, and so for sanity’s sake any still work I do needs to not involve a lot of Lightroom or Photoshop- so to that end…
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INSTANT FILM WEEKDAYS at a $15 “Bulldog” level.  This will be a single  featured instax or polaroid shot, Monday-Friday, every week, throughout 2018 and presumably beyond.  
Saturdays are still model set releases and Sundays will be art video and/ or tutorial drops.  That means content every single day on my Patreon.  
Predicting some questions:
Do I have enough instant film work to populate this?  Hell yes I do- it’s programmed for 4 months already!  There is a ridiculous amount of work I’ve never posted anywhere.
Are they all model images?  Around 90% model images.  9% my daughter Maggie.  1% other things.
Are these just a bunch of boring nothingburgers instant film pictures of a girl and empty space?  No- I work very hard to make all my photos interesting in one way or another.  Just because you’re using instant film is no excuse to have them have zero inherent creativity.
Are you selling any of these instant film shots?  Yes, if I still have them or am not holding on to the originals for a gallery show.  I have an eBay with several instax for sale. 
Bulldogs also get weekly model sets and access to all my photography/ videography/ animation tutorials- have a gander here!
 
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Radical Feelism – new video art with Corie Shannon

Corie Shannon is a model who I ended up working with based on a fun, talkative video posted on YouTube where she outlined some of her core beliefs.  We had the opportunity to shoot around Phoenix a bit and I finally got to use my Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, though it was on a completely unfamiliar steadicam so my work was less than steady.  The title of this, “Radical Feelism,” is based on a tattoo you can barely make out on the inside of Corie’s arm, and she goes into much greater detail in the actual video.

A few words about Ren Hang

It’s been a week since one of my favorite photographers, Ren Hang, apparently took his own life at the age of 29.  Ren made very stark, minimal, ring-lit images of people in piles, nude, doing strange things with animals or genitals, but all very unsexy.  It felt to me like a statement on the weirdness of just being a walking organic mess.

I’ve been showing Ren’s work to everyone I work with for the last year or so- a Pinterest board full of loose, random, colorful, “unposed” poses- and to some extent I’ve gotten some successful images, but nothing like the kick in the balls that Ren made with every image.  He left behind such a mountain of images, each one a masterpiece.

Rest in peace, Ren!