Happy 2017, @mkulischphoto fans! I hope everyone survived Inauguration Weekend this last weekend—I know it wasn't the brightest news for me! The LA skies seemed to weep all weekend long, actually, so much so that my kitchen started flooding a little... Luckily, I've survived.
I come bearing good news, too. First and foremost, I have some new work to share with you all. Last week, I had the opportunity to be featured by a fun, sexy new blog called Pineapple Blog. This 7-photo editorial, entitled "Drawing upon," is a collaboration with dancer and amateur model, Andrew NJ; you can check out Andrew's Tumblr as well (if you don't mind more explicit content than mine). Here's a little from me about the feature:
"Andrew and I had been chasing each other (professionally) for a good year, before I moved to Los Angeles and we were able to put a session together. I floated a few concept sheets his way, like I normally do before a shoot; the one entitled "sleep train" stuck. We built a shoot around the special kind of lazy sensuality of half-lit mornings. Sure, waking up isn't terribly emotionally-expressive. And I think Andrew's youthful and petite appearance belies the subtle strength of presence he brings to these photos."
Check out the bottom of the post today for a couple more photos from Andrew's session. And once more, here's the link to the editorial with Pineapple Blog.
Next up, you'll notice there's a couple new sections to the website. I've added a "News & Press" section. This'll list all my credits, plus any press or features or gallery exhibitions (if I ever have any) that may come up in the future; it'll also be the place for special appearances, in case you wanna join me for some event. Visit the News & Press Page here.
Finally, you'll notice a new drop-down menu called "Support." For those of you who don't already know, there are several ways you could do that—if you were so inclined. There's an option to make a direct donation via PayPal. Easy and straightforward. Or, if things are your thing, you can always donate some gear off my Amazon Wishlist; this is particularly good if you're like my dad, and enjoy nerding out over new toys. However, I'm most excited about the final way: Patreon.
Patreon is a way for artists and content-creators (like me) to create their own subscription service. Think Kickstarter, only via a smaller monthly donation instead of one big lump sum. What's more? Patreon allows me to give monthly subscribers my pick of rewards: things like a monthly newsletter with behind-the-scenes candids and stories from the set; exclusive never-before-seen images from old sessions; even physical things, such as Polaroid sets, style guides, and (yes!) prints. Not everybody can afford to buy shit all-at-once, I know that. Patreon offers a more economical way to do this overtime. So if you're interested, check out mine! And feel free to share the page with others.
Patreon also allows you to set funding goals. I've got one in mind: enough money for a photobook through Blurb Books. If that doesn't encourage a little subscribing, I'm not sure what will.
That concludes the news and updates for now. Rest assured that I have plenty more sessions in the works for February. LA still feels so new to me, thankfully, and there are tons of connections to mine and collaborations to be had! See you next time!