SINGLE EDITION PRINTS
ABOUT SINGLE EDITIONS
I’ve learnt a lot from my recent adventures in prints sales and I’ve come to realise that in terms of trying to make money, it’s a waste of time. To be honest that was never my main motivation in trying to sell my work. What I want and care about is having my photographs on as many people’s walls as possible and contributing towards filling homes with high quality, non-generic and affordable art.
With this in mind I have decided to change the way in which I sell my work, moving away from ‘print to order’ and focusing on ‘Single Edition’ prints. I have spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money to get to a place where I am proud of the quality of the prints I can make at home. Where possible, I have always tried to produce my own prints for exhibitions and sales rather than outsourcing to a printing company, however this does limit me to only producing prints as large as A3. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of my prints but at a larger size, please contact me and I can get a quote for you. I have a great relationship with a fantastic and rather eccentric local family run print business.
So, what are Single Editions? It’s pretty simple, I choose an image from my archive, print it and put it up for sale. Just one copy, a single edition, signed and dated. If it sells I choose another one, print it, put it up for sale, and so on...
Once an image has been sold I will not be offering it for sale again*.
Each print will cost £50 including P&P. Currently I can only post to UK addresses.
Why £50? It covers all my costs (the inks my printer takes are very expensive) and goes some way to covering the cost of the next print. Also I think that it’s a reasonable price for a unique piece of photographic art. I believe artists should get paid for their work but I also have an ethical issue with over priced art, this seems like a fair trade off.
*Images may still be printed as part of a series in book form or for the occasional exhibition. Sometimes the galleries do ask to sell the prints.