We are working behind the scenes to get ready for our sale of Kate Kirkwood's unique, wonderful, and indeed well-nigh magical photographs of the English Lake District. After much discussion we have settled on prices for the prints which should make the work accessible to most buyers. And after a great deal of thought (really, it's been tremendously difficult, and I've been torturing myself), we've finally agreed on which four pictures to offer in the sale.
Lots of animated discussion lately. All three of us (Ctein is making the prints) are excited about this.
Here's Kate's website. Three of the prints in our sale are from the "Light, landscape, lives" section, and the fourth has never been published or seen before—and it's stunning, a rare beauty of a picture. It has no dark edge—it's whimsical, delightful, like something from a fairy tale. Happy, even. People are going to be blown away, I promise you—it's so great it might well get some attention beyond the miniverse of photographic websites.
As you might know—or might not—our sales are different. We have a five-day period during which people can pre-order prints. Then we close the order window, and only then get started making and shipping the prints. Because all the prints are pre-sold, we can offer them for a much lower price than gallery prices, and yet, still, because we sell in volume, everyone involved can make some money. And it's a way for you, as a buyer, to get a print for 1/2 or 1/4 or even 1/8 of what a bricks 'n' mortar gallery would have to charge in the old one-every-so-often shopkeeper model. It all adds up, as I'm fond of saying, to a win-win-win.
Well, as long as you don't miss the sale window. So maybe win-win-win-lose?
Ctein will be making the prints from Kate's guide prints, with her collaboration. That's where we are now—they're getting started on that process. All the prints will be on 17x22" paper, with margins.
As for the "when?" question, I really don't have an answer quite yet. But I'll try to give you plenty of notice.
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