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Feb 06, 2011 11:16 |  #16

Art is too subjective to truly quantify. Personally, my first thought on reading the first post was "good for him!". The image may not work for everyone but obviously someone liked it so congrats to the photog. And if it was a set up sale for publicity, well, it worked, so again, good for him. Just my HO, of course....
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Feb 08, 2011 00:40 |  #17

Apparently he has made about $150 million in selling his limited prints. Assuming each were sold around $10K-40K range for limited edition quantity of 50, then selling only one image with 1 million price tag seems reasonable. You get the exclusivity.

It is great to see a nature and landscape photographer making great money! Usually they are the worst in income by photogs. We really should not get jealous but congratulate him on his success.




  
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Feb 10, 2011 10:56 |  #18

Im really curious as to the person that is fine with buying a Photo for 1 million




  
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Feb 11, 2011 16:44 |  #19

august23 wrote in post #11772818 (external link)
All you really have to do to get loaded is take an abstract picture (this can be taken with a little P&S camera), and then give some deep mysterious meaning to it when you explain it to the billionaire art collectors, and BAM! Instant millionaire.

Not to belittle the abilities of Mr. Lik as he is definitely a better photographer than I am! But on the art collectors point +1

Here's a photo that I have a copyright to. What's unique about this photo is that it's taken without a camera ;)

IMAGE: http://i55.tinypic.com/jilyqd.jpg

And it also has a very deep meaning, multiple actually, to it!
* Human mind (the point) imprisoned by the materialistic world!
* A soul that cannot leave the body!
* A body that cannot let go of the soul!
* Life, Bound!
* Life, Within!
* A violent storm....contained!
* blah, blah, blah.

Wait, isn't that just a black dot within a black square drawn using Microsoft Paint???
Ummm....yeah! But that doesn't fetch millions. :rolleyes:



  
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Feb 11, 2011 16:46 |  #20

I would be a nice pic if atleast one part of it was in focus.


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Feb 12, 2011 21:03 as a reply to  @ Milutiche's post |  #21

I love that photo....would have paid ~ $100,- for it, really.

Wait....let me go to NH in the fall and take a similar shot that I took and I am happy with. :)

Hey someone facebooked me today who wants to buy a picture of mine. I was gonna give it to her at cost....but now I am thinking...


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Feb 14, 2011 23:32 |  #22

Lovely picture but $1 million... it's not worth it.


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Feb 15, 2011 20:45 |  #23

Sure, why not? It's striking piece by an accomplished artist, and it's one-of-a-kind. I'll bet it looks great printed out at a monumental size, framed tastefully, and displayed in a finely appointed home. And someday it will look great on the wall of whichever museum the owner chooses to bequeath it to.


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Feb 15, 2011 21:00 |  #24

At first I thought I would NEVER in a MILLION YEARS pay a million dollars for a photograph but I started thinking... I guess if it's presented right (nice frame, nice size, etc). But if someone bought a digital file... I don't know. Maybe that's worth a million too. If you own the file then you own the rights. blah, blah, blah... If I could sell a file for a million then I probably would.


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Feb 15, 2011 21:06 |  #25

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On the link it looked way over saturated and false to me, but that's just my opinion and I don't have a million dollars ( or a million of anything else for that matter!).

If you look at his web site, a lot of his photos are over saturated but if someone wants that look in their home then it will sell. And, as I stated in my earlier post, if it's presented well then it may just sell for a boat load of money. I wish I could figure out his marketing technique and be able to sell a couple of my photos for... heck $100,000 a piece would get me headed in the right direction. :)


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Feb 20, 2011 14:18 |  #26

Heck, I made one almost exactly like it, but tossed it since I didn't care for it.


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Feb 22, 2011 07:14 |  #27

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Heck, I made one almost exactly like it, but tossed it since I didn't care for it.

Time to go dig it out and compare!


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Feb 22, 2011 07:29 |  #28

Good for Peter Lik. I think its great that he was able to get this price.
Just think, he could have placed this with a microstock and got .25 cents per upload.


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Feb 22, 2011 08:08 |  #29

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Good for Peter Lik. I think its great that he was able to get this price.
Just think, he could have placed this with a microstock and got .25 cents per upload.

That'd be my luck. I'd post something on Shutterstock that could make some real money but I'd be happy if I could make $50 on a stock photo site with it. :eek:


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Feb 22, 2011 08:24 |  #30

It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it, just like anything else.

Best guess, photog is good, and lucky. The luck means her/his photo found a home with a very wealthy person. The way the world works these days, I wonder what the prior relationship between the parties actually is.


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