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Undying gratitude. Really. And the media posted here for patrons only | Endless gratitude. Really. And the links that are only available here for supporters.
A surprise bouquet of five photo prints (postcard format) on archival paper, named and signed by me on the back. Plus the media posted here for patrons only, of course. If you need something else from me (say an original image file to have it printed out for personal use) - let's talk. | A surprise bag with five postcard-sized photo prints on premium paper, signed and titled by me on the back. And of course the links & media, which are only available here for supporters. If you also need something from me - for example an original image file to make a good print out for you personally - then we can talk about it.
Who doesn't like something cool for christmas? As long as your support lasts you get something special for christmas. Like three large prints of my photos on archival paper (approx. US letter format). Or a printed text only available to people on your level of generosity. Or something I haven't thought of yet. The media posted here for patrons only are of course yours to enjoy as well. If you need something else from me (say an original image file to have it printed out for personal use) - let's talk. | Who likes nice things for Christmas? As long as you support me, there will be a nice extra at Christmas. For example, three large prints of my photos on good photo paper (A4 format). Or a printed copy that will only be available to people in your Generosity League. Or some other fancy thing. The links & media, which are only available here for supporters, are of course part of the package. If you also need something from me - for example an original image file to make a good printout for you personally - then we can talk about it.

About Marcus Hammerschmitt

German version of the video above | German version of the video above

German text: see below | German text: see below

I may have come to the point in time where I know what to do with my main tools of art: cameras & words. That said, it's all still an adventure, because that's what art is. And even Indiana Jones has to eat and to pay for other supplies. But - am I a pro then? Well, in respect to writing (everything from novels to poems and back) I've been officially a pro since 1994. I've published nineteen books so far (and quite a few stories) on paper and on screen - all in German ( though there are some pieces of mine in English). But that's only one part of what Patreon is about for me. You see, photography has become something of a big deal to me over the years. And while writing has made me enough money to hang on (barely), photography straying from the well trodden path of cats & rainbows is a hard sell. Yet I love doing this kind of photography, I really do. And its not just the taking of pictures - it's also the process of making them more real through image editing. Sometimes five years ago, it dawned on me I'm pretty serious about making the best photos I can. Becoming a patron for me helps me going on.

What's in it for you then? Well, of course you get all the stuff on ello and Instagram for free, as always. And you can watch on your screens what the good people at plainpicture and EyeEm have chosen to integrate into my commercial portfolios with them. Additionally there will be stuff on Patreon which turns up nowhere else. Roughly twice a week there will patron only updates in my stream here, with material others aren't able to see anymore, haven't seen yet or will never see. There might be serial stories, secret photo galleries of shots and editings, poetry, complete novellas and many other things. Think about getting my new books, signed, with a picture of mine, sent straight to you, if you pledge a certain amount of money. Other goodies I will think of in the future. So - remember what Indiana Jones said: every contribution counts.

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I now know what to do with cameras and words - my main creative tools. But it's still an adventure. And even the toughest adventurers - like Indiana Jones, for example - have to pay for their food and other necessities. As for writing (everything from novels to essays to poetry) - I've officially been a pro since 1994. I've published a few books (and a lot of poems, essays, and short stories), both on paper and in e-book form. There are translations, there are videos of readings (1 | 2), there are audio books and articles, there are glimmers and many other beautiful things. I make just enough money writing to get through. Tail wind is always good. But Patreon could help me elsewhere. Any kind of photography that doesn't include kittens and rainbows has a really difficult time. But in recent years I've gotten serious with photography. There have been orders, an exhibition; something has developed. Of course, taking pictures in the sense of image processing is also important to me, and for that I need a look, time and a computer. Support from Patreon could ensure that developments continue.

What do you get if you give me money? Of course, everything will still be available on ello and Instagram for free. And of course you can still look at the online galleries that my agency plainpicture and the curators of EyeEm have created with my work. In addition, there will be things on Patreon that are not found anywhere else. About twice a week there are updates here in my stream exclusively for all Patreon supporters, with material that others are no longer or not yet accessible, or never will be. These can be sequel stories, links to photo collections on my homepage that are only accessible to Patreon supporters, entire short novels, poems, etc. From a certain amount that you make available to me, there is a welcome surprise bag with five of my pictures in the Postcard format, printed on the best photo paper, signed by me. If your support is even more generous, you will receive my new books with a dedication and picture, free delivery. Smaller sweets, such as daily information about my online advent calendar, are almost a matter of course. The future will bring something different. So always think of what Indiana Jones once said: Every contribution helps.
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