Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Marketplace is Finally Open

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When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” - Robert Frank

  It's with joy and some trepidation that I finally step into the world of photography sales. After many positive comments and sales inquiries from so many wonderful people, I can now say my website has an active online Marketplace.

  My "Contact" page is now called "Contact & Sales" and there's a new button that will take you to my Marketplace portfolio hosted by Pic-time. Pic-time is integrated with my professional photo lab of choice, Bay Photo, and offers you purchasing options from perfectly simple prints to elegant albums and everything in between.

  My partners at Bay Photo, in business for over forty years, do excellent print work and back it up with outstanding customer service. I do not hesitate to let them make my photographs come alive for you. You will be amazed at their selection which includes stylish frames, vibrant metal prints, fine art paper, press-printed photo books, and personalized calendars and greeting cards. And everything will be crafted to your satisfaction or they'll make it right.

  I have created a small portfolio of work in Pic-time, all of which are ready to print. However, I would be happy to add almost any of my website photographs to the Marketplace portfolio. Simply contact me via the website form and we can work together to get you the image you want.

  My joy comes from the knowledge that many people have expressed interest in owning some of my photographs and I finally have an easy way for them to do so. My trepidation, of course, comes from putting my work out there for sale and hoping for a good reception. If you're looking for some art for your home or office, please consider supporting small local artists such as myself. I would love to contribute to the beauty of your home or workplace.

  And as a way to give back to the community, I'm also donating 25% of my profits towards causes such as the National Parkinson's Foundation which looks to fund research and make life better for people with Parkinson's Disease, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which helps support historically black colleges and the students who attend them, and the American Diabetes Association and their mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes. 

  Thank you so much to all my fans on Facebook and those following my work on Twitter and Instagram. Your support means the world to me. I hope you find as much enjoyment in viewing and perhaps owning my art as I found when creating it.