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Thursday, July 14, 2011

The cost of clicking.

So my photography business has changed and evolved leaps and bounds these past few months, and I am finally gearing up for my first publicly pushed shows. As I spend money on prints, frames, and an expensive leather case to show off unframed pieces, I realize I am great at spending the cash, but have very little clue as to what to sell my prints for. I know everyone wants to say, what do you feel they are worth, and how much did you pay for prints. Also it has been mentioned how much time did you put into them and what do you want to be paid an hour. While these are all great questions, they are only really useful in a perfect world, a situation where the market will reflect what you feel you deserve.

Anyways, I have put together some pricing and thought I might throw some numbers out and see what the general population has to say about them.

I have two types of prints. 13x19 which fits nicely into a 18x24 frame (matted)
and 20x30 which fit into a 24x36 frame (matted)
Most of my pricing is for the 13x19.

My best prints,
Good news for people who like bad news,
Jager in the water (black and white dog in the water)
Music is the Victim and so am I
These will go for $75 each

Prints I like but dont have quite the market as the ones above I feel will go for 60-65
and i will have a $50-55 tier.

These are unframed.

I want to sell framed pieces as well, but havent worked up a formula for that yet. I may just double the prices.

So what do you think? Let me know of Facebook or on here.

PS I should know about the No Dead Artists show by this time next week!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Come support me!

In the next 7 days, there will be two appearances by
me and my portfolio around town. I hope you can make it!
The first one will be the Strange Days in the District featuring
the New Orleans Bingo Show. Click here for the webpage
with details. All other artists who want to apply should hurry
over and fill out a form. It's free! It starts around 6pm and
goes until 11!

The second place you can see me is Thursday July 21st
at Bistro Byronz. They do an artist show one night only
each month. This month is my month. I will have several
framed pieces and prints available. Come have a drink or
have some dinner with me. All proceeds from the sales go
to benefit me and my dark brooding artistic side. Show
hopefully will be up and rockin at 6pm. Thanks ahead of
time for those who will be helping me hang the show.

For artists interested in becoming an artist for a Bistro Byronz
night, contact me and I will put you through to the right people.
Hope to see you out there!

Monday, July 11, 2011

There's a Phonebooth In Heaven that No one is Calling Shoot

This is my first blog as Casey Jones Photography. The site has been here for quite some time, but it was really a mish-mash of material. The site was functional but not everything it could be. I am not saying that now it is everything it could be, but it is a start. I appreciate all of you coming along for the ride.

My friend Monica contacted me and was wanting to do a shoot with me, but I haven't really been feeling the whole themed piece lately. Almost a month ago I was scatter-brained trying to get pieces done/together to submit to the No Dead Artists show at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. I should know results on July 20, thanks for asking. Back to the story, I was not interested in doing another themed piece but an old Jim White song came on the car radio and got me to thinking. Jim sang, "There's a phonebooth in Heaven that no one is calling." It was here I started my piece.

I planned things out with Monica to come on a Monday afternoon when I was off. While waiting I drug some pieces of lumber in the neighbors trash and created the arch so we wouldnt have to hang strings from the ceiling. My new buddy Amanda came over with daquaris while Jennifer, my roommate did Monica's makeup. All in all it was a fun time and relatively painless.

I released my first version that night which had very little response. Not the result I wanted, so I went back and edited again. After several edits and several uses of other versions of the pose, I submitted to my original instinct and chose a separate head from another shot. Thus the final piece below.