I have been receiving so many requests to come by and a) view prints before buying and b) to take lightroom / photoshop lessons that I’ve decided to take a shot at fixing up the apartment. If you’ve been to my studio, then you know this is counter to my nature which is something of a slob (picture Oscar Madison). What will be involved: taking down shelves I’ve been using to store stuff and transform one wall into a showcase for framed photos.
There’s going to be a lot more tossing out of stuff. A lot more.
Moving some stuff, like my dresser, to the loft area, and a general cleaning and some painting. Not fun, but I think I should do it. Maybe not so much for giving lessons, but definitely for potential print customers.
There was a time (in the darkroom days) when I slept in the loft. Since there is only about 4 feet of vertical space, my biggest issue was bumping my head in the morning on the ceiling. I suspect that has something to do with my shooting and business style.
I’ll also need to keep at least 30 prints that a viewer can flip through. So in two weeks of so I should have the place fixed up (and I’m going to have to do something very serious with the bathroom and kitchen) and I’ll put something on the site like: Visits by Appointment Only.
There’s no way to keep prints of everything that’s on the site in all sizes. But having middle sized prints to thumb through, and on the wall, nicely framed – that should help a lot.
It’s just got to be done. Gadzooks. Who would’ve thunk it.