Saara Millward is creating Photographs
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Hi everyone!

I am Saara, a 23 year old fine art student in my final year at Michaelis School of Fine Art, all the way from Cape Town, South Africa (SA). 

I have decided to join Patreon as a means of raising some cash for the beginning of my career as an artist. I come from a background in which my parents play no active financial or any other role for that matter in my life and having to pay for university costs is a serious issue and with my upcoming final exhibition as a graduate, the ability to produce a good body of work unfortunately doesn't come free of cost. I currently live on my own with my partner and in the economy of SA it is really difficult to be able to "afford" one's dreams. I currently sit on about R60  ($4,51) in my bank account and monthly I have to get by on around R1000 ($75,23) which means that building a portfolio outside of the facilities on my university campus will be close to impossible for me. 

I grew up in a very unstable background and family life, and the only way to cope with my past trauma was to be able to create and make art in any way I could. I discovered photography after being given financial aid from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and was able to pursue my goal of working toward a degree in fine arts. Prior to this i had only attended school for around 7 years after which I had been at home as my parents couldn't seem to afford schooling for 3 children. However, once my parents divorced I was determined to get back into high school in order to be able to educate myself, I enrolled myself at a local government high school and was utterly shocked and grateful that i had been the first pupil to have ever been accepted into grade 12 (final year of high school) from outside of the school. I did my best and got 7 distinctions by the end of the year and went off to university.

Please help in supporting my dreams. I have many and I will always strive no matter my circumstance to achieve them.

I will upload a video soon x 
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Pledge $10 or more per month
My first reward to my first patron will be a Thank You video dedicated to her/him. 

As well as a hand printed gelatin silver image from any of my photographs that is uploaded.

And as soon as I have enough cash I will ship it off to them. :)
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
Since I need equipment to make it on my own,

My first goal to be able to purchase a 50mm lens which is very expensive in South Africa (SA)

They vary from R3000 ($200 roughly) to as little as R1500 ($110) on the secondhand market. At the moment I own a simple Nikon D3100 and that's about it really.
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Hi everyone!

I am Saara, a 23 year old fine art student in my final year at Michaelis School of Fine Art, all the way from Cape Town, South Africa (SA). 

I have decided to join Patreon as a means of raising some cash for the beginning of my career as an artist. I come from a background in which my parents play no active financial or any other role for that matter in my life and having to pay for university costs is a serious issue and with my upcoming final exhibition as a graduate, the ability to produce a good body of work unfortunately doesn't come free of cost. I currently live on my own with my partner and in the economy of SA it is really difficult to be able to "afford" one's dreams. I currently sit on about R60  ($4,51) in my bank account and monthly I have to get by on around R1000 ($75,23) which means that building a portfolio outside of the facilities on my university campus will be close to impossible for me. 

I grew up in a very unstable background and family life, and the only way to cope with my past trauma was to be able to create and make art in any way I could. I discovered photography after being given financial aid from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and was able to pursue my goal of working toward a degree in fine arts. Prior to this i had only attended school for around 7 years after which I had been at home as my parents couldn't seem to afford schooling for 3 children. However, once my parents divorced I was determined to get back into high school in order to be able to educate myself, I enrolled myself at a local government high school and was utterly shocked and grateful that i had been the first pupil to have ever been accepted into grade 12 (final year of high school) from outside of the school. I did my best and got 7 distinctions by the end of the year and went off to university.

Please help in supporting my dreams. I have many and I will always strive no matter my circumstance to achieve them.

I will upload a video soon x 

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Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per month
My first reward to my first patron will be a Thank You video dedicated to her/him. 

As well as a hand printed gelatin silver image from any of my photographs that is uploaded.

And as soon as I have enough cash I will ship it off to them. :)