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« on: June 30, 2007, 16:57 »
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I just sold a printed copy of one of my photos on iStock.  I did not realized that they were selling printed copies anymore...

I wonder how it goes... They print the copy (by the way it's a 16x20 for a 8MP  ??? ) and send it by mail?  I guess so but it seems a littlebit archaic!

Claude


vicu

« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 18:03 »
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I've heard the quality is really nice but I haven't ordered one personally. What would you suggest as a better process than mailing out the prints? I'm not sure what you mean when you refer to it as archaic.

« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 18:24 »
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I was referring to downloading the picture and then going to the nearest print shop to print it. 

In fact, I did not realized that if you use an online print service they will sent it by mail... :-\

Claude

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 21:28 »
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I had a couple of print sales for the first ever in June...and totally had to laugh at one.  Will someone please tell me why anyone would by an 11 x 14 print of this paper bag???


« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 21:46 »
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Will someone please tell me why anyone would by an 11 x 14 print of this paper bag???




happily... but only after you tell why you took a picture of it :)

Just kidding, congrats on a sale

« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 23:42 »
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:-D

Actually, I saw a similar shot used as an overlay in a design to produce a cool grunge effect, and happily discovered there weren't any available on a few of the sites. 

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 13:23 »
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I never sold a print and I expected them to be the more lanscpae type of photos.  Indeed, it looks odd what someone will use this print for.  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 18:20 »
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I worked for this guy once who had a.... wait a minute, it was so unremarkable I can't even remember what it was... a red square or a green circle or something on canvas in a big frame... and he paid about 2 million for it.  Perhaps this paper bag is hanging with pride above his mantle somewhere. 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2007, 22:28 by Pixart »

« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 01:11 »
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it was so unremarkable I can't even remember what it was... a red square or a green circle or something on canvas in a big frame... and he paid about 2 million for it. 


Ummmm... something like this? :)

http://www.csulb.edu/~karenk/20thcwebsite/438final/ah438fin-Info.00001.html

« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 18:29 »
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And I wonder why I can't make my life out of art!  :D

To Malevich, however, this square symbolized a "full void," in that it showed how painting could fulfill itself unaided by any reference to a specific external reality. For him the square represented only Suprematism: "the supremacy of pure feeling" in and of itself. Malevich removes specific subject matter by shifting away from representation and mimesis and towards the purity of mathematical geometry.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007, 20:00 »
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I worked for this guy once who had a.... wait a minute, it was so unremarkable I can't even remember what it was... a red square or a green circle or something on canvas in a big frame... and he paid about 2 million for it.  Perhaps this paper bag is hanging with pride above his mantle somewhere. 
I have a similar experience. My boss paid $400K for a big red canvas. What is special about it? Apparently he thinks it is worth 400K because it is "perfectly panted" i.e. no streaks or spots anywhere on the canvas. Me, I thought about getting in the "red canvas" racket.


« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 20:55 »
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And I wonder why I can't make my life out of art!  :D



I am right there with you. Malevich's square and some, not all, of Kandinsky (like this one http://www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_work_md_71_20.html) make me think I'll never get real art  ;D

vicu

« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 23:55 »
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maybe they are using it as a background for mounting something else??

« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2007, 01:35 »
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I worked for this guy once who had a.... wait a minute, it was so unremarkable I can't even remember what it was... a red square or a green circle or something on canvas in a big frame... and he paid about 2 million for it.  Perhaps this paper bag is hanging with pride above his mantle somewhere. 

I have a similar experience. My boss paid $400K for a big red canvas. What is special about it? Apparently he thinks it is worth 400K because it is "perfectly panted" i.e. no streaks or spots anywhere on the canvas. Me, I thought about getting in the "red canvas" racket.



Yeah ... but don't build your hopes too high. You'll only get 25c for your red canvases if you sell 'em on iStack ... or 30c on ShutterStuck.

;)

« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2007, 16:14 »
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maybe they are using it as a background for mounting something else??
I thought of some decoration item, but then if you are doing something artistic yourself, why not use actual paper?  But it may be the explanation, yes.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2007, 17:06 »
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I know it sounds weird but the actual model, in this case the original paper bag, is not art.

Photography (or painting) of the object IS art... ;)

Claude

« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2007, 20:08 »
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I know it sounds weird but the actual model, in this case the original paper bag, is not art.

Photography (or painting) of the object IS art... ;)

Claude

Why, it makes sense... crab is not food but crab meat is!

« Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 20:12 by pr2is »


 

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