Saturday, February 7, 2009
We are taking Ned's portfolio to be reviewed by "powerhouse" publisher tomorrow.
We've been editing photos and making choices all week, now almost everything is done (we still need to make a couple of CDs)
We've talked a lot this week about what we want, about our accomplishments from the past year, about the future.
At first it felt like we are coming to this meeting very empty handed, being that Ned hasn't done a lot of commercial photography in the past few years, then thinking about the amount of views we had on our websites, the involvement in different web based project and other things, we started to feel better about the whole thing.
It was nice to understand that basically, we were doing everything right, building a reputation, reaching out to the public, and sharpening our skills, now all we need to do is find a way to connect with some art buyers and learn to make money.
Also, this made me realize something really important about my own art. I really couldn't care less of what happened to it after I'm done making them.
I want to sell art so I can go on making art and not have to work in an office or something, I also love selling art cause it makes me feel appreciated and loved. However, I don't care at all if I sell it to a magazine to use as illustrations, or find an art gallery that show and sell it to collectors, or publish it in a book that's sold in a bookstore or whatever.
Really, if I could find some eccentric patron who would buy all my paintings cause he want to use them as toilet paper I couldn't be happier.