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To celebrate the beginning of summer, the opening of my show at the Galveston Artist Residency along with my impending departure from GAR, I am focusing on what my next steps are going to be with my work and in my life. As some of you know, in the recent years I have become a bit of a road warrior - I have traveled to many different parts of the country by car, mainly focusing on the landscapes that define what America is, what it used to be and what it still can be. As a result, I have literally thousands of photos of those documented landscapes that I have never shared, but are images that I love. And, I want to share them with all of you. In an effort of building some reserve for my journey forward, I am hoping all of you might consider contributing to that journey and partake in that sharing. 

Furthermore, a significant portion of my show at GAR consisted of found objects - many were artifacts dug up in a vacant lot right next to GAR, but a lot of the objects also came from things I found on the beach. The Galveston beaches are often littered with trash and discarded items: I've found shoes, nets, toys, various items of clothing including undergarments, all sorts of plastic bits and containers, oh so many plastic bags, oh so many one-use plastic water bottles, beer bottles + cans, feminine hygene products, condoms, cigarette butts, hangers, pots & pans, many various bits of sunglasses, toothbrushes, nylon rope, all sorts of styrofoam containers, wrappers of every kind, a wooden pallet, and so on. Included below are some images of just how littered the beaches in Galveston can become. I should note that all of these photos were taken on a Monday morning after just one weekend of visitors to Galveston's beaches: 

I know that Galveston is not the only place this is happening - in fact I'm sure most of you know that there's a patch of plastic liter in the ocean that is twice the size of Texas, appropriately. In a way of giving back monetarily to the island that gave me so much while I was here, I am planning on donating 20% of all money raised here to a Galveston beach cleanup organization. The beaches here are beautiful and deserve to be preserved. I would love to see them be free of the materials that I can subsequently make art out of. 

Along with photos, I also offer some custom orders, such as cyanotypes and drawings. Depending on the choice, I will work with you to achieve a personalized, one of a kind piece. 

Some general fine print and information:

For digital images: 
- I will be adding some more images as I edit and prepare them, so there will be more of a selection coming momentarily. There is an option of reserving a specifically sized print now and then choosing an image at a later date, if desired. 
- I do want to note that paper sizes do not necessarily reflect actual image size. Images will be printed on specified paper to the largest dimensions possible & appropriate for the image. 
- All digital images will be printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper from an Epson P800 printer.
- Normally, I only do editions of 10 in each size for each digital photo, but I will open up the editions for this fundraiser. If the edition sells more than 10 prints per size after the fundraiser is done, the edition will be closed and you will be the only people on the planet to have a digital print of that image! Fancy!

- I will ship out orders as I get them. Depending on volume, this may take several weeks. Please provide an address that will be appropriate for a shipping date within that timeframe. 
- All items will have a shipping price added on at checkout. The shipping cost depends on the size of the item and the packaging necessary to ensure safe travel. If you are local to Galveston and can do a personal pickup, please do let me know and I can refund you the shipping charge. 

If you would like to just make a general donation, you are more than welcome to do so in the option below. Though, seriously, I would love to send you something. 

Also, if you happen to be near Galveston, during the second art walk (July 14th) I will be offering all of the crystalized objects in my show for a donation amount of your choice. They will be available on a first come, first served basis. If there are some of you who would like to have a crystalized object shipped, please send me an email and we can work something out. They are fragile, so they will require some very secure shipping. Some examples are below: 

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Thank you, so much, for supporting my work - and for your subsequent contribution to help keep Galveston's beaches clean!

 

Pledges / Perks / General Goodness: 

A Random 4" x 4" Printed Photo from my Instagram
5.00

For a contribution of $5.00 I will send you a randomly printed image from my Instagram feed + a hand written thank you. These images were printed using one of the various online printing services who specialize in social media images (I have used several companies over the years: artifact uprising, parabo, etc.).

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All orders over the $5.00 level will include a shoutout on my website and/or social media with a link to your own site, if available!

Random 4" x 4" Printed Instagram Photo + Shout Out
15.00

For a contribution of $15, I will send you one of my random Instagram prints + I will give you a shoutout on my website, complete with a link to your own site if available!

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Custom Polaroid + Shout Out
25.00

For a contribution of $25.00, I will send you a real polaroid photo of a subject of your choosing! (Within reason of course - no tooth fairies, extraterrestrials, imaginary friends, etc. - pretty much anything I can find on the island of Galveston.) I will contact you and ask what your photo should be of, and you can choose your image to be in color or black and white!

I also have several already developed polaroids for sale in my general shop.

*I should note here that the polaroid film currently available is not as good of quality as the classic polaroid film of the yesteryears - while the medium has been thankfully revamped, streaks and small anomalies are common in this new film. Please be aware that those are just now a part of the process & aesthetic. Please see examples above for examples.

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Custom Cyanotype
75.00

For a contribution of $75, I will make you a custom cyanotype print on approximately 11” x 14” paper! The cyanotype process is one of the oldest photographic methods still in use. You will probably recognize it as the process that botanists used in the late 19th Century to documents different species of plants.

I will work with you to create a cyanotype using objects of your choosing and that would be appropriate for the process. (Things that work well are objects with varying transparencies or delicate details. As mentioned, plants & flowers usually work extremely well.) The result will be a negative of that image in white transposed on a very beautiful medium to dark blue, i.e. cyan.

Fine Print:
- This process is unique and one of a kind. There may be some anomalies that can happen in the print, which are totally normal. Along with working with your imagery, you can choose between a bleed print (where the blue/cyan color will go all the way to the edge of the paper), or from a more painterly brush stroked edge.

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Digital Print on 8" x 10" paper
25.00

For a contribution of $25.00, I will send you an 8”x10” digital print of your choosing from one of the images in the below gallery!

+ I will give you a shoutout on my website, complete with a link to your own site if available!

For the gallery of digital images to choose from, please click here!

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Digital Print on 13" x 19" paper
50.00

For a contribution of $50.00, I will send you a 13” x 17” digital print of your choosing from one of the images in the below gallery!

+ I will give you a shoutout on my website, complete with a link to your own site if available!

For the gallery of digital images to choose from, please click here!

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Digital Print on 17" x 22" paper
100.00

For a contribution of $100.00, I will send you a 17” x 22” digital print of your choosing from one of the images in the below gallery!

+ I will give you a shoutout on my website, complete with a link to your own site if available!

For the gallery of digital images to choose from, please click here!

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Reserve now, choose image later!
from 25.00

As mentioned, I will be adding images as I edit and process them. You may make a donation now and be able to choose an image of your liking later on.

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Unique Abstract Drawing
150.00

For a contribution of $150, I will send you a unique abstract drawing that reflects what I have been doing on paper here at Galveston! I will work with you to incorporate some custom elements such as colors or shapes to concentrate on, and then I’ll surprise you with the end result!

Fine Print:
- Each drawing will be sprayed with an anti-UV layer of protective coat, but please be aware that some colors will fade quickly if left in direct sunlight. Any other discoloration that is not affected by the elements is natural and a part of the durational process of the piece.

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8" x 10" Silver Gelatin Print
250.00

For a contribution of $250.00, I will send you an original 8” x 10” silver gelatin print - the classic hand-developed photographic process! I built a darkroom here in Galveston, and I have everything I need ready to go. I will work with you and collect your thoughts and ideas to select a range of images that you may choose from, or you may select one from the gallery below (coming momentarily!).

I usually only do editions of 10 prints per image (including varying sizes). I will open the edition on these silver gelatin prints for the duration of this fundraiser - should the edition sell 10 or more, the edition will be closed and you will be one of only 10 people on the planet (and universe) to have that image! Super fancy!

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11" x 14" Silver Gelatin Print
350.00

For a contribution of $350.00, I will send you an original 11” x 14” silver gelatin print - the classic hand-developed photographic process! I built a darkroom here in Galveston, and I have everything I need ready to go. I will work with you and collect your thoughts and ideas to select a range of images that you may choose from, or you may select one from the gallery below (coming momentarily!).

I usually only do editions of 10 prints per image (including varying sizes). I will open the edition on these silver gelatin prints for the duration of this fundraiser - should the edition sell 10 or more, the edition will be closed and you will be one of only 10 people on the planet (and universe) to have that image! Super fancy!

Quantity:
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Personal Photo Shoot - Local
500.00

For a contribution of $500, I will work with you directly for a locally based personal photo shoot (either the Houston or DC areas)! This shoot can be for any occasion you wish - children, puppies, engagements, weddings, or anything else you may want documented. The time spent in the shoot will be determined by the event. In this package, you will be provided a gallery to choose 50 photos to be edited, and then 10 of those photos printed. All images will be shot from a Canon 5D Mark IV, with a full frame censor and all printed images will be on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.

Please email me directly to work out details. Once everything is settled upon, a deposit of 1/2 the contribution cost will be due, with the other have due on receipt of the edited and printed images.

Personal Photo Shoot - Traveling
1,000.00

For a contribution of $1000, I will work with you directly for a personal photo shoot in a location of your choosing! (Outside the Houston or DC areas - please note that traveling and lodging expenses are not included in the contribution cost. Traveling costs will be negotiated and decided upon as appropriate.) This shoot can be for any occasion you wish - children, puppies, engagements, weddings, or anything else you may want documented. The time spent in the shoot will be determined by the event. In this package, you will be provided a gallery to choose 75 photos to be edited, and then 20 of those photos printed. All images will be shot from a Canon 5D Mark IV, with a full frame censor and all printed images will be on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.

Please email me directly to work out details. Once everything is settled upon, a deposit of 1/2 the contribution cost will be due, with the other have due on receipt of the edited and printed images.