Matt Thompson
@Matt-Social

Covering the costs of freedom.... and keeping FILM alive.

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So Who, What, Where etc....

I'm Matt. I live in the NW of Scotland in a village called Inverie. It is on the mainland, but cut off from the road network utility grids etc - so is effectively an Off-Grid community.

I moved here to the family house to be more at ease with myself. In so doing i have decided to do less of the work that has occupied me over the last 35 years - Outdoor Instructor and Guide, to focus more on creating a lifestyle that fits with my thoughts and being.

I have two main objectives:

1. To be creatively occupied through Analogue Film Photography. Using only film; using my own skills to both develop and make prints from the resulting images. Due to the generosity of one individual I have the ability to now make Darkroom 'Silver Gelatin' Prints.

2. To create a Food Forest / Permaculture / semi-sustainable food harvest utilising the 1/3rd acre plot at The Longhouse. Adding to the few fruit trees already here I am extending the small orchard, have created a veg area, and shall soon be constructing a Gothic Arch Poly-Tunnel.

I have one minor objective:

3. To continue to keep an interest in my main outdoor pursuit - Canadian Canoeing. After spending the last three Spring/Summer periods on extended journeys in Canada I am planning a further journey for 2023 of up to 12 weeks duration in the Barrenlands of Northern Canada. I'm sure that between then and now i will make other trips to Europe, Scotland and Canada as I have done for many, many years past.

💰 Donations

Any donations are warmly welcomed.

Donating through the Liberapay link can be any amount you wish - it will all be appreciated. You could donate for the servers etc or you could donate to keep me in a supply of Photographic Film, Paper or Developing materials; Donate over the year and take a canoe trip with me in return...

Here is what I have to pay:

Online presence

  • Domain name: £10/year
  • Mastodon Server: £5/month
  • AWS Server: £2 -£5/month

Photography

  • 100 sheet pack Photo Paper (7" x 5"): £32.00
  • B&W Film: £3.50 - £12.00
  • Chemicals to develop up to 15 B&W Films: £30.00
  • Chemicals to print 100 B&W Photo's: £20.00

Permaculture

  • Packet Veg seed: upto £3.00
  • Fruit Tree: £15.00 - £40.00

In return I will give you exclusive access to:

For donations in excess of £1.00/month

Access to early editions of bi-yearly Zines comprising digital reproductions of Film based images throughout each half-year.

  • Two zines per year featuring images taken, developed and printed during the corresponding segment.
  • Printed on 190gsm paper with a 300gsm cover.
  • LE of #10 per segment.
  • I will offer #20 LE Prints unmounted, 7" x 5".

For donations in excess of £2.00/month.

Limited Edition Darkroom prints - Handprinted Silver Gelatin 12" x 9.5" prints (unmounted).

  • Each month I will choose ONE print from those I have worked on. I'll offer these as a limited edition of #5.

For donations in excess of £10.00/month.

Limited Edition Darkroom prints - Handprinted Silver Gelatin 12" x 9.5" prints (mounted).

  • Each month I will choose ONE print from those I have worked on. I'll offer these as a limited edition of #3.
  • You will receive a boxed pack of each monthly print as a 7" x 5", unmounted set (12 prints per box).

For Donations in excess of £300.00/ year.

Access to VIP Canoe Adventure here in Scotland.

  • A 2 - 4 day Canoe Journey in a special area of Scotland.
  • Timing to be determined, but likely to be either October of the same year or May of the following year.
  • No prior experience necessary.
  • Most equipment supplied (will be discussed as required).

In addition

  • Each year there shall be two 'draws' - Every six months I will enter all those who donate in to a draw for a Photographic Print (12" x 16").

Limited Editions - are on a first come, first served basis. All donors will be notified of offer availability via https://matt-social.co.uk.

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Matt-Social joined 8 months ago.

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