With some trepidation (I'm a curious case...I'm quite self-centered, but not egotistical at all—so much so that the empty space where my ego should be can be a problem for me at times), I've decided to have a "minor" print sale of a picture by a photographer who definitely isn't collectible...(long pause)...me.
It will be for a signed print of "Color Picture" made by Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) in Boston. So it's a digital picture printed on traditional black-and-white silver gelatin fiber-base paper.
I have to admit this is not something I would probably normally do. If you've been reading TOP for a while, it's probably pretty clear to you that I don't use this site to glorify or publicize my own work, or try to make myself seem like an important photographer when I'm not. But then again...I figure if I can sell 18 prints, I can cover the cost of Lulu's operation (she's still recuperating, if you're curious—bored and mournful from being kept cooped up all the time), and if I can sell 36 of them, I can cover that and the cost of the next operation too, the one she's going to need on her right hind leg at some point in the future. As a bonus, another six prints after that will cover the cost of the ventilation system for the darkroom. (Maybe I shouldn't mention that, lest it be a disincentive for those who are hostile to darkrooms. Oh, well.)
For those of you who followed the arguments a few weeks ago about limited editions (here and here), I've devised another little twist to this sale, to follow the layers already discussed. I'll tell you about that when the sale is announced.
By the way, despite the long period of silence recently when it comes to Print Offers, I've been very busy with it behind the scenes. I cast about twenty lines in the water, got six (maybe seven) bites, and hooked (hmm, this metaphor is working less well the further it goes along, isn't it?) two beauties, at least tentatively. The trouble is, neither party was free to do it this Spring. We will have some great ones coming up, though.
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