Licensing Expo

All this time I’ve been trying to figure out how I would make photography lucrative. The solutions I’ve come up with are good ones, however, I feel as though the only I would be able to be successful and in demand is by compromising why I do what I do. For a while this was upsetting and then I remembered while making a costume for Halloween how much I love making things.

Here’s a picture of me with my handmade costume on taken with my iPhone. I was a parrot for Halloween! ^_^

I think it would be amazing to create little pieces of functional art for people to buy. I would create the blue print and have a manufacturing company reproduce it for me. From there I could sell it on an etsy.com account or perhaps open my own shop up. I then started researching how I could make this happen and I was led to Licensingexpo.com which is a convention artists go to with their brand to find people who will help produce and license what they have to offer.

It would probably take me about a year to prepare for my first convention so I can prepare a line of products. I’m in the process of branding what I’m doing as well and want to be super prepared before I go!

If you are here looking for your photograph from last week those will be up some time tonight or tomorrow.

 

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“The Camera Cannot Lie, Neither Can It Tell The Truth. It Can Only Transform.” – Johnathan Greene

This quote from Johnathan Greene’s American Photography, really resonates with me. Sometimes it puts my mind at ease, but most of the time I become more confused. I understand the world differently through the lens of a camera… I see that in my photographs, but for a while I thought I was gaining some level of truth. Now, I question if what I gain from photography is a different reality. A different sliver in time represented in an artistic form. That is frustrating to me and I often times find myself believing what I see in my pictures.

However, the trasnformative relationship photography has with the world is incredible. I admire it dearly and know this quality is what guides me through understanding many things and experiences in this world.