Carbon43

brooky58 asked: Zivity is asking for $84 each year (their best deal) in order to see the full set of your Ozark Stories. I would question if Zivity is the best platform to display your work. Think about it. Thank-you, Brook.

corwinprescott:

Saying that $84 dollars a year in order to see one of my sets is their best deal is kind of ridiculous.  A deal is completely relative to what you are after.  If you only want to see my set Ozark stories of Apnea they also have a great deal for just $9 for one month.  That would give you 30 days to enjoy my set of Apnea support the continued creation of that work, and also give you access to my 265 other sets.

I would question whether or not its absolute bullshit for you to come onto my blog where you view my work for $0 a month and complain about the incredibly small price $7 a month some incredibly generous art patrons are paying to help support the creation of the work you enjoy…the answer is yes.

Also not that the incredibly small subscription fee that Zivity charged to view my and hundreds of other artists work needs justified, but they are one of the most ethical companies I have ever worked with.  They treat their artists like equals, keep them well informed, allow their photographers to keep their copyright, allow models and photographers to permanently remove photos they no longer want active, do not take any free content, support their artists personal projects, push their artists to better themselves, and do not back down when big corporations try to bully them.  I couldn’t ask for a better website to be part of.

If you don’t want to throw out money to support the arts, thats your prerogative, but for the love of all thats dear and fluffy, DO NOT COMPLAIN. 

Its incredibly difficult financially to make it as an artist. To continue doing something you love in the face of immense financial pressure. Its sometimes made me seriously consider completely giving up doing what I love. Please don’t insult artists by claiming that the small amount of money they ask in exchange for you getting to view (and therein support) their work is somehow in any way unreasonable.

This smacks of the worst kind of entitlement.

Mishimoto on Flickr.
Lovely Mishimoto Automotive model Ms Jessica Hien lookin super kawaii at #mishifest a couple weeks ago

Mishimoto on Flickr.

Lovely Mishimoto Automotive model Ms Jessica Hien lookin super kawaii at #mishifest a couple weeks ago

The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
- John Gilmore

Getting really tired of seeing my friends art censored on Facebook. I don’t really do nude photography myself, but I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that Facebook 
continually censors and deletes my friends incredible art nude work, while allowing auto playing videos of children and civilians being blown to pieces in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and other horrendously traumatizing and disgusting violence to populate my news feed. Frankly, its pathetic. Facebook you suck. 

I have never been traumatized by beautiful artful photos of the human form, male or female. Enough is enough. 

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!If anyone wants to collaborate next week, I will be heading north in my car, with all my photo gear in tow. New York, New England, wherever!I have no particular route in mind, and havent figured out where I’ll be shooting or sleeping, so if anyone wants to put me up or do some shooting together or has recommendations for cool places to visit and photograph, please shoot me a message :)My email is carbon43@icloud.com or message me on here !!!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

If anyone wants to collaborate next week, I will be heading north in my car, with all my photo gear in tow. New York, New England, wherever!

I have no particular route in mind, and havent figured out where I’ll be shooting or sleeping, so if anyone wants to put me up or do some shooting together or has recommendations for cool places to visit and photograph, please shoot me a message :)

My email is carbon43@icloud.com or message me on here !!!

My gig the other night was on the roof of a building overlooking Madison Square Garden. Happened to have my camera with me and grabbed a quick snap of The Empire State Building looking rad for NY Pride. Shouts to inversionaddict!

My gig the other night was on the roof of a building overlooking Madison Square Garden. Happened to have my camera with me and grabbed a quick snap of The Empire State Building looking rad for NY Pride.

Shouts to inversionaddict!