So HEY! Guess what?! The first two prints that I'll be offering at auction on eBay - arrived at my house today - WOOT! Aaaaannnd...I had just enough time to get them listed, before I had to drive into town to get my daughter from dance.
They look AWEsome you guys, I ain't lyin'. The pros at 1650 Gallery did the most fabulous job printing them (plus a couple of other prints that I think I'll hold onto for now). I was so excited when I saw them - I literally felt like I was hyperventilating for a full 40 minutes after I laid eyes on 'em...
But enough with the blubbering for a minute...lemme show you what they look like so you can decide if you wanna go to eBay and take a gander:
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Right sooooo...remember how excited I was yesterday - about listing my first two self-portrait prints on eBay? Well...that all changed later in the evening, after I opened The B.U. Store page to show my son what I'd written about the photos on there. He took one look at the nude pic. in the hay house, and said, "Mom...looks like you're taking a massive dump........." I literally screamed - like blood-curdlingly! Because the little guy was exactly RIGHT, and I was HORRified!!! I was actually so mortified every time that it crossed my mind, last night - that I vowed to never say a WORD about it...if I was lucky - perhaps no one else would notice, and maybe my embarrassment would eventually fade away. This morning though, I'm kind of over it, been laughing about it even. Cuz ya' gotta admit - it IS pretty funny...and I know that at least SOME of you guys - HAD to have thought the same thing as my son. I'm viewing it as a learning experience...I've learned that from now on - I should DEFinitely have my son double check the images I select, before I make my final decision...ReplyDelete
I did wonder what you were thinking, although it doesn't look quite as bad when enlarged. I also wondered why out of all your photos, you picked those two, but, of course, as the artist, you can't be faulted for your choices. What is it that made these two stand out as favorites? I'm also assuming that there probably aren't going to a lot of follow up prints of the second photo after your son's observation, which could make the prints that you've already made available, even more valuable collectors items. If I were in a financial position to speculate, I'd certainly bid on it.ReplyDelete
@Anonymous - I chose the "ghost town" pic. randomly, and then decided to pick a photo from the "straw house" series - as they were taken exactly one year to the day, after the "ghost town" pics. were shot. Seemed like a good enough method as any, to determinine what the second print oughtta be. (My plan is to always offer prints of images that were taken a year apart, or close to it...)Delete
Since I have no way of knowing how well my pics. will do at auction (or how poorly) - I was reluctant to make my more popular self-portraits available, just yet...kinda testing the waters w prints of images that I like, but that I'm not overly attached to. Also, I will only have ONE copy of any single image printed, ever - making them all "one of a kind" (each one will be signed and numbered 1/1) Which means, the disastrous "straw house" picture, plus all pics. that I'll offer in the future - will be the ONLY prints of those images that will ever be available. Does any of that make sense? I feel like the way that I wrote it makes it sound more confusing as it is...
Anyway, thanks for chimin' in! It means so much to me whenever people comment!
I never would have seen what your son saw, but once you see it, you can't un-see it! It's like years ago when (spoiler alert... if you like small furry creatures, you may not want to read this) my uncle said "look at all those tree rats out there!" "What???" I asked. "Tree rats," he affirmed, pointing to the squirrels, jumping limb to limb. And then I saw it... take the hair off their tails, and they looked EXACTLY like rats! I've never been able to look at squirrels the same way again!ReplyDelete
With that having been said, your first photo is outstanding. It reminds me in some weird way of a shoot I did several years ago in a forbidden place in Virginia.
@Steve - I know exACTly what you mean! Obviously I didn't notice (what is to me NOW) the glaring faux pas...but like you say, it's the ONly thing I'll EVer see when I look at the pic. from now on...ugh.Delete
The first photo was taken in Pamplin City, Va....cool, little town down in due south west of Richmond...would love to know more about your "forbidden" shoot!
Hey, hey. Been following your work for some time. Great pics, good luck selling them. I'm a photographer and I sell my work online. The best way to present them is framed and in context. Right now the photos on ebay look a little flat—it doesn't do them justice. If you get a chance, go grab a cheap frame or get it done professionally, then put the photos in the frame one a a time and take pics in an environment. Remember, the images of your images are images themselves; sounds like hippie-talk but it's just a reminder to take time taking photos OF your photos. Good luck.ReplyDelete