The results are in for the “Buying Prints from Your Favorite Photographers” blog project. Turn out was decent albeit smaller than I would have hoped. Considering that during the span of this project September 17th to November 8th our economy has been in a meltdown and the attention of many has been consumed by the recent U.S. Presidential election… it could have been worse. For those that opted out of taking part in this project keep it in the back of your mind and when you purchase a print, book, etc. write about it and point me to it on your web site. This project is an endless one… much like the journey of photography itself.
For those that took part I’m happy to learn that the project has been an eye opener. Here are the results:
Dave Wilson – WebArtz Photography
Purchased the work of Jim Beckett and Pete Holland at a local art fair held at his church. Dave puts it succinctly, “The personal aspect of the transactions was definitely more appealing to me than, for example, buying prints directly from a web site. In addition to the physical prints themselves, I also have the stories behind them and more of an insight into the artist’s intent when making the pictures.”
Antonio Marques – Words: Irrational
Antonio who is struggling at the moment financially as he wraps up his graduate program purchased a SebastiÃ£o Salgado book “Africa. As Antonio puts it, “His photography style that translates into high-contrast black and white photos, highly enriched by grain texture, or his mastery in dodging and burning that so much enhance his work, is something that you canâ€™t admire on a computer screen, and itâ€™s one of the reasons I wanted to bring his work to Jimâ€™s project.”
Brian Villarin – All Narfed Up
Who made a print exchange with Brian Auer and used the swap as excuse enough to meet on a photowalk.
Brian Auer – Epic Edits Weblog
Purchased work from Chase Jarvis, Bryan Villarin and Cody Redmon. It’s great to see that the experience struck a nerve with Brian enough to declare, “… Iâ€™d like to start a collection of prints from photographers I associate with.”
Jay Goodrich – JayGoodrich.com
Purchased a photo from his friend and photographic inspiration Art Wolfe.
Jim M. Goldstein – JMG-Galleries
Buying work from 2-3 photographers was the goal of this project, but 5 photographers including Lane Hartwell, Dan Mitchell, Guy Tal, Mario Zanaria and Chase Jarvis caught his eye. “Enjoyment of their photography is only half the story. The process of finding and sharing their work has proven to be as satisfying if not more.”