I think because I’m a teacher I began this blog with a fairly pure motive of educating those who were interested in lumen photos and the Lumenbox in particular, it gives me a forum only moderated by myself that allows me to present Lumenbox and other photos to an admittedly very small audience.
My other, more ulterior motive that drove me to start this blog was the hope that if I had a large enough readership, I might be able to promote and sell a few prints here, or more likely through etsy. Not to reap any great profits, but just to cover the monthly cost of this blog.
Recently a major blog, 35mmc published an article of mine about a series of Lumenbox photos. To my surprise, the article has been very well received. This has caused me to wonder if I might be able to sell some of my Lumenbox prints? My original intent was to sell only actual darkroom photographic prints, Lumenbox prints aren’t very amenable to that, they’re better done as giclee (inkjet) prints. There lies the rub. My current printer, while it prints very nicely does not use archival inks. I would be loath to sell prints that faded shortly if exposed to sunlight.
So, I would need to buy a rather pricy high end printer in order to print giclee prints that I would be willing to sell.
My question is this, would anyone be interested in purchasing high quality inkjet prints of some of my Lumenbox and other photographs? These would be signed open, bare (unframed) editions either 8″x8″ or 12″x12″ in size on really nice fine art paper. My thought is that prints would be priced at $35.00 and $45.00 respectively.
My goal would be to sell one print a month.
I fucking hate surveys of any kind, so rather than a survey, I’m asking that if you might someday consider buying one of my prints, would you please either like or comment on this post? Liking or commenting on this post does not commit you in any way. I’m just gauging your interest.
I don’t really expect much of a response to this, but thanks for reading!