From the monthly archives:

April 2008

Ask an Art Buyer: Talent Scouting

April 29, 2008

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to heather@heathermorton.ca with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. I’ve addressed this before but it keeps coming up. Lincoln writes: I have a question for you. What Source Books/Websites do you look at and how [...]

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Great promo

April 28, 2008

I know y’all like it when I talk about promotion. And given that I’ve got something big planned for later this week and I’d like to finally digest some recent, really smart comments (Check them out- the Recent Comment list is right over there. No not there- over THERE), I’m keeping this post short and [...]

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The Lounge Week Nine: Lindsay Siu

April 28, 2008

The Lounge is a virtual Art Gallery, updated weekly. This space will showcase emerging or underutilized photographers; or just people who I think we all need to have a look at. A bit of Eye Candy for Monday. Wow, Week Nine! Truly, one of the many cool things about being nine weeks in is that [...]

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Art is What?

April 24, 2008

Lorne Bridgman, who is currently being featured in The Lounge, was having some website issues earlier this week. That was a drag because: A) You should look at more of his work B) I really like his site. It’s easy- I don’t feel stupid when I go there and can’t get something to stop scrolling [...]

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$69 Photoshoot

April 23, 2008

Apropos of many things, Ari sent me this email last night: My question is: Based on this Craigslist ad, is it time to leave Montreal for good? http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/ats/652656842.html The Craigslist ad in question reads: Professional photo shoot for ONLY 69$ (Downtown) We are a team of photographer/artists who are dedicated to provide the best photos [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Promotion

April 22, 2008

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to heather@heathermorton.ca with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. Joe Photographer asks: How in the Sam Hell am I supposed to get work? This is my personal pile of promos: most of them amassed since [...]

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Maximum Exposure

April 21, 2008

Ryerson is one of my Alma Maters- in truth I was only in the Image Arts Program for one year which was enough time to learn how to…ummm… load 4×5 film and that was enough to get me a job assisting so off I went. But every year they throw up a show called Maximum [...]

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The Lounge Week Eight: Lorne Bridgman

April 21, 2008

The Lounge is a virtual Art Gallery, updated weekly. This space will showcase emerging or underutilized photographers; or just people who I think we all need to have a look at. A bit of Eye Candy for Monday. I’ve been a fan of Lorne Bridgman’s photography for a long time- he embodies a tricky mix [...]

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Raising the Bar Part Three: Things Are Tough All Over

April 17, 2008

Thanks for sticking with me on this- it’s been a lot of reading and not so much looking in these last few days. But fixing Vancouver’s problem is a big job. And for my last post on this, I thought I’d solicit opinions from a few other shooters in smaller Canadian cities to see what [...]

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Raising the Bar Part Two: Production Elements

April 16, 2008

Thanks to everyone who tore themselves away from APE’s free promo to comment on yesterday’s Ask An Art Buyer question. The question concerned itself with a city-wide culture of underbidding and underbudgeting for commercial photography and we are going to stay on this theme for a little bit longer. Yesterday we talked about a few [...]

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