Posts Tagged "fine art"

It’s A Consumer Product, Not A National Treasure

Posted in Gallery News

Wake Up Fellow Photo Artist – Who knows just how many cameras, camera phones and tablets with cameras are out there amongst society. And each one of those image maker owners is a photographer and really doesn’t buy “photographic art” that easily. In the gallery I am working in today for example, there are about seven photographers and five of those sell straight non manipulated photos. Well, I should say, they try to sell… but the fact is that people who have a camera all think they could take the same picture and of course they are not about to buy an image they can make themselves. Then let’s also not forget the ridiculous prices that some photographers “think” their image is worth. As I strolled around last month’s First Friday event in Knoxville, I happened upon a gallery that had several photographic pieces of art. But, I guess the artist didn’t care wether or not it sells, because they had 16×20 matted, framed prints for $400 and up. OMG, give me a break folks, you can get 16×20 photo prints for $10 or less from so many suppliers like Adorama for example. So if you are putting your print under glass in a $300 frame, then you also...

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Gwad Loop or Gwad Loop Aye

Posted in Memoirs, Photo Journeys

I have always thought that Guadeloupe was pronounced with a “loop ay” sound at the end, but down here they actually just say the last part “loop”. Actually if you were to ask me before this cruise where on the globe that Guadeloupe even was at, I would have been at a loss for an answer. You will notice in todays photo snippits that I did not post a breakfast pic since right at breakfast time for me this morning (about 8AM) a sudden rain blew threw and I ate inside the Veranda Restaurant instead of outside. But it did blow by quickly and I was on the deck of the boat enjoying the slow cruise into the harbor for a noon arrival. This island was the most indigenous as far as shopping goes, than all the ones before. The shops were filled with a lot of tie-died stuff and crafts made by the residents. And most of them didn’t even take U.S. dollars, but of course credit cards were ok. Since we got there right at noon, the place was pretty well closed up till 2:30 or 3, as for they take lunch break from noon to 3… yes the whole island does except for a few eateries....

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Random Blurbs of an Artist

Posted in Gallery News

I see it has been a while since I added to this blog, but everything is ok. I guess I have been busy, several big projects as well as for keeping the Gallery going everyday. Actually I got so overwhelmed with work that I slipped into a minor stage of “not liking life” but just as He always does the Lord guided me to a couple of movies that I watched with the boys (my 4 cats) and had some eye opening discoveries through watching them. needless to say, I am feeling revived in my outlook on life. To sum it up in a short phrase, I can say this to myself every morning “Today is the first day of the rest of my life”. So anything that is in my life that I don’t like or areas I wish I had gone into, now is the time to change the direction and make the rest of my life what I think I would want it to be like. I have tried to begin slowing down on how much work my Agency does, while at the same time increasing my rates so that I work a little less but make as much or hopefully more. And you may ask...

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