Support - tifholmes


Working as a full-time independent artist is challenging, but rewarding. Certainly one of the more stressful challenges is the lack of a paycheck at regular, dependable intervals. It can be scary at times, and downright depressing at others. Still, there is nothing I would rather be doing with my life than this: creating photographic art that expresses the unique challenges of being human, backpacking into wild places and telling stories of a more-than-human world that deserves our awareness and our commitment to its survival, and creating portraits of people that help them and others see the beauty and light in who they are—in who we are as human beings. All of this is meaningful. All of this has value.

My version of Patreon

After spending a little over two years at Patreon, I decided to create my own similar system to allow those who see the value in what I do to contribute a monthly gift to encourage and support me on this path. The primary differences between this and Patreon are 1) there are less fees that come out of each contribution; and 2) there will be no reward tiers. If you can contribute more, great. If you can’t, you are still making a commitment to help an independent artist keep making art, and that commitment is invaluable. As such, anyone who subscribes at any amount will receive random rewards throughout the year.

How it works:

I have included several pre-set subscription amounts in the dropdown menu from which you may choose. Select one, then click "Subscribe" and follow the instructions to complete your monthly subscription sign-up.  

Every supporter (regardless of amount) will receive my 12-month calendar every November/December for as long as they are subscribed and will receive other gifts throughout the year that are exclusive to my financial supporters, including custom postcards featuring my images and poetry, ”Letters from the Field/Road“ hand-written on custom image cards, bookmarks, and more. Please be sure to include your shipping address during signup, so that I may send you these things.

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, you may do so by returning to this page and clicking the “Unsubscribe” button below, or by discontinuing recurring payments to me in your PayPal account.

When you complete signup here, you will be taken to a page with additional instructions for accessing my work.

With much gratitude always,




If you wish to unsubscribe, you may do so at any time by clicking the link below or by logging in to your PayPal account and discontinuing the recurring payment. There are many ways to show support, and I am grateful for the multitude of ways my community continues to be there for me. As they say on the plane, please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. In gratitude, always. 

Other ways to support my work:

There are other ways to support my work if a recurring financial contribution is not possible.

One-time donation

If you would prefer to make a one-time donation, you may do so by clicking the link below. 

Social Media engagement

Social media is a great way to show support, and it doesn’t cost anything. Check out my social media accounts below and feel free to ‘like‘ and ‘share’ to expand the reach of my work.

Word-of-mouth referrals

Most of my business comes from word-of-mouth referrals, so the impact of this as an effective method of marketing/support is not to be underestimated. If you know someone who would appreciate my work or is looking for an artist who provides a service that I provide, please tell them about me. If you would like some of my business cards to share with people in your circles, I’ll happily send you some. I also have printed portrait/arts advertising brochures that I can provide for sharing. If you’d like to request either of these things for your place of business or for personal sharing, please click the ‘contact’ button below and let me know. Thank you. 

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