Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some of my current thoughts in retaliation to constant criticism of my prices and creative style!

the only justification that anyone needs in order to place a particular price on a piece of art work is whether or not they feel comfortable with what that price is - whether it will sell or not is irrelevant just as whether a line or color or particular subject is discernible or not (referring to wether a piece of art is abstract or not) -it is my contention that it is not the artist's responsibility to place anything in or out of his painting to please anyone but himself and in the same manner there is absolutely no responsibility to make a price that will be satisfactory to anyone but him or herself - also slight color variations - slight changes in shapes and forms or whatever a person who is creating an images and who chooses to express what it is that he is feeling and experiencing is also up to that person and need not be subject to attempted belittlement over and over and over again in such a thread as this -

also - just prior to the existence of what is referred to as a POD - photographers - whether beginning or master such as Richard Avedon - had the option of having their negatives and slides on file at professional labs from which they would be able to order prints whenever they had need for one - none of those prints being considered anything but an original photograhic print - In the same vain - uploading an original digital file here on Imagekind is exactly the same as having a negative or slide on file at a custom lab - and the prints therein - whether they be of photographs or digital images - are then original prints as well - POD is merely a marketing tactic to make the concept of holding files on site of a printing facility (in this case Imagekind) which takes the place with today's technology - of the custom lab while the addition of a web site where the images may be made visible to the entire world population is another plus to the marketing possibilities of such displayed images which at the same time making these images of more value because of the wider audience they are afforded with such a site -

as far as limited editions are concerned - the imperative to limit an edition originated from the process of working with block and screens which was a totally different process where the printing element would become worn after so many prints were made and thus the need to limit an edition - and it this becoming more rare because of this limitation - there is no need or justification unless it is the artist's wish desire and vision for his or her own plan and his or her own understand of what he or her wants to accomplish - while if a person wishes not to limit editions of originals that are created - they have every right and obligation to do that with their own art with their own perception as suits them best. - at the same time - while a print may come from a limited edition - this may imply does not necessarily guarantee that there is only one edition of such a number of prints and it may or may not effect the value of such a print as well -

unlike the rest of the activities in this world - art and its creation in any endeavor need not be a group think phenomenon and while it may be because of such forums such as currently have formed on the internet where thoughts and ideas are shared with others from around the world and from so many different environments and cultures where people seem to be having the same goals and ideas - that in itself may constitute a sometimes unhealthy tendency to follow the crowd -

Friday, January 29, 2010

This is SoKule for business

perhaps this will change your view of the possible speed of business!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

this too shall pass -

whatever situation - feeling - experience - condition - environment that you find yourself in at this moment - all of these exact combinations will definitely change over time and some new combinations will appear in your experiences - so know that wherever you are now - whatever you are feeling or experiencing - no matter what - good or bad - this too shall pass:

12-16-2009EABCDEFGHIJKLM by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-16-2009EABCDEFGHIJKLM by Walter Paul Bebirian