Posts tagged ‘United States’

How to sell photos to a book publisher

This article comes from blog.

Today I turned a publisher’s request for a single photo—with no offer of payment—into a 5-photo sale for hundreds of dollars.  It’s a lesson for me, and maybe for you, in what to do right.

I was contacted by a Japanese travel book publisher, who wanted to use one of my Burning Man photos (at left) in their “Dream Trips” guidebook, which will include a chapter on Burning Man as a tourist destination.  (Of course, the notion of busloads of Japanese tourists arriving at Burning Man is pretty damn funny. If you’re not familiar with Burning Man, it’s the annual festival of “radical self-expression” held in the Nevada desert — a photographer’s dreamland of fantastic characters, art, and spectacle — but definitely not for the faint of heart.) Read more of the story here.


Thank you for you and your families sacrifice

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day (now known as Veterans’ Day) with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The Kodak Coloramas

The Kodak Coloramas graced the east balcony of New York’s Grand Central Terminal for 40 years. This Terminal became one of the most famous buildings in 20th century America. The 18 x 60 foot Coloramas that hung in the Terminal became equally as famous, and made photography synonymous with the idea of visual communication.