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Sunday
Jan172010

Insight Into An Artist -Three Steps To WOW!

1) Check out this flickr photostream that James Marshall pointed out - Travelling Still.

2) Have a look at their great photographs hanging on walls.

3) Read their price-list.

WOW! Cheers, Rob.

Reader Comments (3)

Ah, well that's easy then. Take a shot, repeat ad infinitum and then sell for a high price. Instant success.
Why didn't I think of that?

Ha! Sorry, just had to laugh Rob as I was left with less than a 'wow' feeling. I know, playing "devil's advocate" again and don't mean any harm from it. I wish them the best with it and there will always be someone willing to part cash for such things. Not that I don't appreciate the work as I enjoy colour wash techniques and I've seen this done with paintings as well as photography.

Just a different point of view and typically my own pessimistic 'bump' back down to reality, (I like to call it 'realistic').

After selling thousands of cameras over the years I enjoy seeing people that buy one for a holiday to take snapshots. I've lost count of the ones that buy one to 'make it big' and sick of them blaming me for selling them a 'crap' camera. Heck, if you can't take a shot any better from a P&S with the latest dSLR then you really aren't trying hard enough.
Having an 'angle' is one thing, making something from it is altogether different. But any success however small is still a success in my book, most people would be happy displaying their work and not selling any than not displaying at all.

All the best,

Victor

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictor

Hi Victor,

Good points, as ever. I linked to the sites to show that the value of something is incredibly subjective, and that sometimes having a specific artistic vision can lead to surprising outcomes.

Cheers, Rob.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

Hi Rob,

It was honestly good to see something like this and great of you to post it up, really does show the subjectiveness of it all as you've mentioned.

It can seem crazy or even easy that someone can accomplish such a venture and makes the rest of us think we can accomplish the same thing just as easily. What is not normally mentioned is the background to such ventures, how the ideas came about, what is entailed in gallery displays and what was the final result. I've known many people exhibit or display/sell on commision and not move a single picture, myself included! It's not the easiet thing in the world and can often leave you disheartened, but you just never know until you try.

We currently live in that "X-Factor" world thinking we'll all be 'discovered' and often forgetting the tens of thousands of people that applied before we even got to the finalists. Fame and success is often thought of as an instant thing forgetting the years of hard work that came before. We can also play the 'lottery odds' and think it will just fall into our laps without the hard work, (it has happened, but usually not very long lived and with about the same odds!)

Just so good of you to see such hard work and commitment to your photography and this site, the best thing about it is your willingness to share your experiences with everyone else.

Great work as ever.

Victor

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictor

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