For around ten years I’ve been masquerading as a highly trained photographer shooting for all sorts of clients, predominantly film production companies. I’m one of those people who’re lucky enough to afford being a picky git about who I work with and sell myself to, my services aren’t open to the public even if they’re intended audience for what I shoot.
However I think it’s time to open the doors a little bit and let more people enjoy what I create. How you ask? How about selling a variety of premium quality prints? Yeah, lets do that. Have a look at my first online collection that contains prints that are available to buy RIGHT NOW! Barely in time for Christmas!
Alternatively, and for future reference, here is the Print Shop page where links to all available collections will be visible as they are created in the future.
Why haven’t I got round to selling prints before? Shooting film productions requires me to vanish from the world for months at a time. It means I’m not been able to guarantee a fully functional retail service that paying customers deserve. Additionally, online print suppliers have also been very mediocre in my eyes, filling store pages with cluttered designs made to benefit themselves and not me as an art seller. Not interested. Until now.
My prints are being handled by theprintspace, a professional photographic printer in London whom I trust to create perfectly coloured prints every time, something which is disappointingly difficult to find. Should they deviate I can go over there personally and see what’s going on. I wouldn’t accept anything less!
For this opening selection of prints I’m opting for a pricing scheme that’s aimed at being accessible for everyone at starting from £19.97 and up to £49.36 (plus shipping) for the largest sizes. Much like great films, I think prints should be available to all people who like looking at cool things.
Starting off small, this whole endeavour is completely experimental for me. Creating photos for people to buy is a very different process to shooting marketing for a film. As a long term investment to building a large and attractive selection of prints to buy, I’m going to be constantly prodding at things to see what does and doesn’t work. If feedback is positive I might even create shoots purely for the sake of selling prints.
I’ve created an FAQ page for my prints which will hopefully answer any questions you may have. If you’re still confounded by something though, get in touch at email@example.com – I’d love to hear what you have to say.
More galleries and prints will go online in the near future as certain things are agreed to and the last layers of polish are added. Keep an eye out!
Apparently it’s not just film-makers who appreciate my camera waving abilities!
Roots & Shoots – A charity based in Kennington, South London who help young people from Lambeth and Southwark prepare for the world of work – asked me to pop round and photograph some of their flowers and greenery to create some giant prints that will pretty up their conference rooms which are hired out to other organisations.
Seeing as they’re all good people and I’m not one to turn away charitable efforts, I simply had to help.
Spending an afternoon near the end of summer pondering around their property taking pictures of their surprisingly varied, almost hidden, flowers and plants produced some really lovely results. (I might’ve also yoinked one or two from my visit at West Dean.) Take a peek, if you will, at the full set of pictures Roots & Shoots decided to use.
How do they look in real life though? Pretty damn great, I reckon. Most of the time when my photos are printed huge, they’ve been graphic designed to hell and back; it’s pretty refreshing to see a massive 1.5m tall canvas dedicated to one photograph!
Currently, we’re looking at the prospect of selling these prints at various sizes with a profit split between both Roots & Shoots and myself. If you might be interested in such a thing, please let me know!
Alternatively, if you’ve got some space on your office wall, and dream of looking a something other than a beige, texture-less surface, throw me an email, and see if I can stir something special up for you too!
Shilling aside, have a look at how these turned out!
It’s good to have a
spring summer clean sometimes.
Due to the outburst of really great work being produced and made public lately, I’ve decided that it’s already time to update my Portfolio, something that can take months or years to happen! It’s not the major overhaul that took place earlier this year, however there are a number of new images being displayed that will hopefully display the best of my capabilities.
Twenty pages is barely enough to cover a single film, let alone dozens of them! What happens to the poor pictures that were culled out by the brutal selection process? Do they just go back home and wait out the days, hoping to be seen again before they’re lost forever? It’s become so hard to pick portfolio images lately that I’ve felt it’s time to bend my own rules! Until today, I only ever made a handful of carefully curated images available on my site.
The savvy Marc fans out there might have spotted a new “Gallery” button on the top nav bar.
On this quietly glorious little page I’ve decided to make available many more images that while might not quite be portfolio suitable, is still definitely cool enough for everyone to see at their own pace. Unrestrained from the requirements of a formal client-attracting document, the Gallery page will be showing a much wider collection of photographs I have shot.
I’m still experimenting with the exact format and adding photos, mixing it all together in no particular order on purpose, shoving former portfolio pages next to behind the scenes shots, portraits of cast / crew and even the occasional magazine / newspaper clipping. Things will likely be added, changed and messed about with, so keep an eye out for new freshness!
Let me know what you think of what I’m doing at firstname.lastname@example.org!