I get a lot of requests from customers to visit my studio. Now, should I post a picture of this glamorous studio (removed) and explain that it isn’t a gallery where you can view prints, ; or should I let the customer imagine that I have a real photographers studio with someone to offer them tea and crumpets. (Okay, that’s a bit much, but you know what I mean.) In short, I would say that 90% of my customers live in better surroundings than I do, and maybe I should just let them keep their illusions and let my work speak for itself.
Also, I’ve already had a couple of border-line (i.e. wacky customers) that took up tons of my time without buying anything. It’s fine for photographers to visit – they get it. But the regular often high-end client – do they understand what it takes to live this sort of life. (And frankly, it doesn’t bother me – I’m used to it. This is probably the best place I’ve lived in.)
(I know Matt — I should move to a one bedroom. But if I had the money to move, I’d spend it on the Mark II instead).