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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Just as an aside - one thing I can tell you from my own experience of six years of web-selling (and a couple of small shows)  is that "street photography" which is to say pictures of people doing the things they do - hardly sells at all,  even though this form of shooting is the hardest / trickiest thing to accomplish (for me)..

 

A friend of mine found this very surprising since he said that faces are the first things we recognize as infants, and how important it is to be able to "read" facial expressions.

 

My counter to this was - it was important but only with people that are important to us: this could be family members or famous people that we idolized.

What does sell (at least as I say through the web) are what I would call "living room" pictures.  Images that have a fairly traditional design layout - and that bring back memories of - in my case - New York.  Whether "street photography" sells in galleries - I have no idea.  As an example - photographers who read the blog were impressed by the Crossing Brooklyn Bridge shot.  Since that shot went up for sale, I have sold several Central Park shots, some buildings - but Crossing Brooklyn Bridge has not sold at all.

This is not meant as a complaint - as I understand it.  I don't have many pictures on my own walls (not enough space) but here are the shots that are up there: Triborough Bridge, Night; Subway Train Overview;  Window of Met; and two smaller shots: Chinatown Card Players and Paris Wedding.

10:46:14 PM    

Air Conditioned Blizzard
"This idea of hooking up air-conditioners to light posts has gone too far.  No kidding, it's like a blizzard out here."

10:19:14 PM    

Speaking of exhibits, you might want to visit the: Drug Enforcement Administration Museum on Times Square.  It was closed when I was down there last night, but it was closed.  The place looks like a rundown fortress.  But next time I'm in the area I'm going to check my pockets first - and then go in.

10:33:20 AM    

subway
Subway Twist

9:38:38 AM    


subway
Subway Look #2

9:26:18 AM