I thought about selling prints for years before I finally got up the nerve to do it. I loved the idea of people hanging my photos on their walls...and was terrified that maybe no one would want to. Plus I’ve got a mess of psychological baggage that makes me just as uncomfortable with people liking my photos as I am afraid they won’t like them...But this isn’t a psychiatry session, so back to the blog post.
The point, if I can stick to it, is that I want people to be able to put my photos on their walls.
It means so much to me that people have purchased my fine art prints, and that they’ve had positive things to say--not just about the images but also about the quality of the paper and the presentation of the product. I’m really proud, and want to continue offering the highest art quality of prints for people to purchase.
But that doesn’t work for everyone.
I want to create a product that people can access anywhere.
I want something that is hassle-free, instant, and accessible. I want it to have a sense of anticipation and even some fun--a way to get a different type of photo out there and into the world.
So I’ve come up with the idea of One Day Photos.
Each Monday, for 24 hours only, I’m going to make one of my photos available for download. The file will be sized for home printing, with the idea that people will buy the image, print it out, and hang it up in their homes.
I’ve launched with Road Trip Sunset because I love the shot and think those wide open roads are something tons of people out there can relate to.
In the future, I plan to share One Day Photos of bands and landscapes and tours and crowds. I hope to do Bastille One Day Photos, draw from my old London music scene days, and share on-the-road snaps of whoever I’m touring with.
They’re photos that I plan to print one at a time, each week, at my little home printer. And for 24 hours, you’ll have the chance to do the same.