In my last post about Open Source Photography, I discussed my disdain towards the “elitism” of the art world and how I wanted to bring my photography to the masses. I have also been really fascinated with the “Pay What You Want” model in which Radiohead popularized by providing one of their albums “In Rainbows” online as a free download, with people being able to pay what they wanted. There also has been a Cafe called the “SAME Cafe” in which customers pay what they want for their coffee and food.
Therefore this has inspired me to start officially running my own “Pay What You Want” campaign in which you can pay whatever you want for my prints.
So what’s the catch?
There is no catch. You can pay as little or as much you want for each print. However as you know, it costs me money to print each photo and ship it to you. Therefore if you are generous enough to keep that in consideration, it would be much appreciated.
How big are the prints?
I print my photographs at 12”x18”, and apply a “luster coating” which is a mix between glossy and matte. It looks gorgeous in person, as it has enough shine in it to give it that “pop,” while it also is not too glossy which makes it look nice framed. Also, the luster coating is quite resistant to fingerprints as well.
Why are you doing this again?
I love photography and I want everybody to experience that same passion with me. I also realize that not everybody (especially students) can afford “fine art” photography to display in their homes. In addition, I am a idealist and I believe in the idea of “paying it forward,” in which one kind act can reciprocate and spread across the world.
How long are you going to run this?
I am not sure how long I am going to run this campaign, but as long as I do not go broke, I will continue this.
How much should I pay for the prints?
Follow your heart.
How do I get a print?
Go to my “Prints” link (also seen above) and choose the photographs that you want and add it to your cart. Then when you are about to checkout, pay what you want via Paypal or your credit card.