From the monthly archives:

May 2008

Slow down

May 30, 2008

I’m conflicted to report that I will be dialing the Blog way down for the summer as I’ve just been booked into a long term contract. But don’t worry, I’ve got contributions lined up and a few bigger pieces I’ll be working on, albeit slowly, over the next few months. I’ll aim for two or [...]

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May 29, 2008

I got an email from Westside yesterday encouraging me to play Art Director at Clay Stang’s site. What fun! Like some rudimentary cross between consumer generated content and video game, the visitor to Clay’s site gets to vote on a series of locations, actions, props and expressions. Once a month, Clay will shoot the most [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Bulk Discounts

May 28, 2008

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. Ryan Robinson asks: My question is regarding how to properly structure a bid/estimate based upon volume discounts (which I’ve never had requested or built into an [...]

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Art & Commerce Part III: Artfulness Redux

May 27, 2008

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on some of my thoughts on “Artfulness”. It provoked an interesting response as always, including a comment from anonymous Ben Dover who critiqued my selection of photographers based on fairly specific criteria: While I strive to admire the ‘artfulness’ of the images, I’m more than [...]

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The Lounge Week Thirteen: Adam Krawesky

May 26, 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. Last week, Liz Ikiriko was the inaugural guest (and initiator) for my new feature 10+. One of [...]

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10+ Liz Ikiriko

May 23, 2008

10+ is a new, but hopefully regular, feature on this Blog. It’s a list of ten things that interesting people like. Inspiration from photo-related people. This was Liz Ikiriko’s fabulous idea so we are starting off with her. Liz is the Photo Editor for Toronto Life and a very clever duck indeed. Take it away [...]

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Good luck Slideluck

May 22, 2008

OK, after a few hiccups, Slideluck Potshow has a confirmed venue: The Urban Space Gallery 401 Richmond Street West Studio 117 This Saturday, May 24, 7pm Can’t wait. I’ll see you there.

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Tim Roda Trajectory

May 22, 2008

There’s been lots of talk in the Blogosphere about Roger Ballen’s bewitching speech at the New York Photo Fest extravaganza. If there was only one reason I’m sorry I missed the festival this would be it (and Tim Barber’s show, by all accounts, would not). Roger’s work is so magical and scary. Let’s consider this [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Usage

May 21, 2008

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. One of the most persistent questions I hear concerns usage and how to approach charging for it- I am tempted to call it the million-dollar question [...]

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Slideluck Toronto Homeless!

May 20, 2008

Urgent: The Slideluck Potshow venue has fallen through! The event is this Saturday and at this point it has no home! Casey reports that there is a huge buzz in Toronto with lots of submissions but it won’t work without a venue! Any suggestions should be urgently sent to Casey: I think he might [...]

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