I am going to talk to you about my journey and what works for me. I have made a living from photography since 1978. Below are all listings that i have worked with. I am sure there are millions more but this are what i found to be the best for my adventures in making and selling fine art photography.
THINK REVERSE IS MY MOTO.. GO THE OTHER DIRECTION WHEN EVERYONE IS GOING FORWARD.
TOY CAMERAS . RUTH THORNE THOMPSON.. WETPLATE. XEROX.. NOW 8X10
I am going to keep checking over and over if you have heard of the many photographic resources available to you.
KEY WORDS … Clarity of Goals and Continuity in your work.
Style / brand / vision.. a thread that runs through everything... A voice.
A favorite quote that i love and adopt .. Don't look for Work but Make Work… don't look for the job.. create the job.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT Many great photo festivals
HITTING A THOUSAND BIRDS WITH ONE STONE
CRITICAL MASS !!! http://www.photolucida.org/
FotoFest Meeting Place
Finding your communities.
ART Photo Index
http://www.westaf.org CAFE https://www.callforentry.org
CAFE IS AARON SISKIN AND POLLACK KRASNER
COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART CENTER … RUPERT JENKINS
www.CBCA.org Debra Jordy WATCH WHERE MONEY IN ARTS IS FLOWING.
http://www.coloarts.state.co.us GRANTS AND GOV. FUNDING NEWS ( HICKENLOOPER'S NEW ART DISTRICTS)
http://www.denverart.org/ ( DENVER’S BEST ART DEALERS)
NINE DOT ARTS
http://www.fdncenter.org (great resource for art project funding)
NY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
http://www.nyfa.org (another great funding resource)
( Guggenheim fellowships )
http://www.pkf.org/ ( Pollock-Krasner Foundation )
www.annenberg.usc.edu/getty (GETTY FELLOWSHIPS)
CHERRY CREEK ART FESTIVAL and the circuit around the US
PAYPAL BUTTONS !! SUPER EASY
BOOKS SLOW DOWN START WITH THE BASICS FOR YOUR SELF..
On Photography Susan Sontag
Why People Photograph Robert Adams
HELP - CONSULTAION
Mary Virginia Swanson !!!
How to Succeed in Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant Selina Maitreya
AMAZING MAGAZINE RESOURCE
AN OLD YAHOO PHOTO MAGAZINE LIST
http://zonezero.com ( GREAT, MIND, PUBLISHER AND ARTIST RESOURCE BY Pedro Meyer
MAKE A BOOK
LULU AND BLURB
Practice putting a book together. The software is really easy. Just the process of editing and placing images is a good
WHATS GOING ON IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Dikeou Collection and there art mailer.
ZING MAGAZINE .. a curatorial crossing.
Artplant, Hinterland, Super Ordinary Gallery, Gildar Gallery
Arts and Venues Denver Rudy Cerri
Jumbo Tron big Screen on 14th .. present to. Ivar at Plus Gallery
Art Donations .. how many have you done this year?
I do 15-20
In-Kind for Non-profits .. BNC and Central City Opera.. They have opened doors to many jobs for me.
START A SALON
Starting salons… picking people .. The Denver Salon
Getting together to inspire and show and tell. Talk about the arts.
This power in numbers which makes visibility of your work much higher and easier to obtain venues to show.
I have recently started a Collage Salon.
Currently The Big Picture.. trading files with people from around the world.
Wheat Pasting them around town and around the world.
Internet Salons … First was AOL Photography Forum .. the Fine Art Photography board FAB.
was did the first internet art show .. BOB .. then Off The Highway at Rule Gallery.
Wall St Journal at the first internet art show .. Denver Post .. Rocky Mt News.
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH A FULL PAGE AD COSTS IN A NATIONAL NEWS PAPER LET A LONE A LOCAL?
Ok started friendster to myspace to Facebook..flicker tumblr ..model Mayheim ..
blog.spot … what works? Blog spot .. and learn sharing cloud docs.
A large amount of traffic and thus inquiries and work have come from keeping up with these free agents. There is software that will post your ideas and work on all your boards at once so time is not an issue.
Some internet tales …Ever heard of the The Long tale ? ..its the power of notch and special interest.
Stepping up to The Rise of the Creative Class ( see the book .. Hickenloopers platform to becoming mayor. Of where art is in our society to day.
Target marketing efforts… Find the community the Long Tail of your type of work and direction. Great information you can apply to yourself is out in the open. Research others work that is like yours and check their CVs to find where they are showing and selling
Galleries …never walk cold into a gallery.
New ideas in self-promotion pieces.
Events that art writers pick up.
Using alternative spaces for an event.
Wheat paste Xerox print outs.. xerox quality is astonishingly high
Of Zines .. do you know what is Zine is?
Large print outs newspaper size ..
If your making a self promotion piece WHY NOT make it art.
Less is more.
Keven O'Connell's SIMPLE XEROX handout
Other resources i have used
http://photographmag.com (BEST PHOTO GUIDE PUBLISHED)
The tips and tricks of making a living as a fine art photographer.
Fine Art Photography in the commercial market place.
Using art as opportunities to open doors in today's photography market place.
Understanding the business of art photography.
The many free resources available to artistic photographers and the many avenues to create visibility and cash flow.
Separating the work you love from the work that pays the bills
Visibility as a fine art photographer
Identifying appropriate exhibition venues for showing completed bodies of work.
Co-Op .. or APAD
How to balance fine art photography with commercial photography.
How to stay creative, recognize the strengths in your work, and build upon those strengths
Using art as an opportunity to open doors in today's photography market place.
Blue Eyes Magazine
Festival of Light
No Knock Gallery Italy
World Wide Pinhole Day
Flak Photo Network
VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAFIA
E-ART by Bruno Rossi
The Salon Romantique
Street shots Photography / Photographie de rue
A BOOK ABOUT DEATH20+
A New History of Photography
Women and their Big Cameras
Wet Plate Collodion Photographer
Alternative photographic processes
the blackbird art circle2
LAP - Lovers of Analog Photography
CRIMEA WAR 1853-1856
Appropriate Punk Artist Group
The Disfarmer Project
PLOVDIV photographic community-Bulgaria
The Pretty Women of Paris
Evelyn Nesbit, the American Eve1
First Fridays Denver
stageBACK Shanghai @ 696 Weihai Lu16
Antiquarian Avant-Garde Art & Processes
Art-Republic / Studio & Gallery20+
BTZS Users Group
Carte de Visite and Cabinet Card Photography
Indie Film Community
Ironton Studios and Gallery
National Gallery of JamaicA
Salon discussion board
The Dallas Cultural Landscape
ThirdEye Photography Society
Vintage Photo Postcards