Thursday, September 07, 2006

My New Career Is Assured

I sold my picture last night! Let this herald the beginning of my new career as this decade's Helmut Newton - although I'd probably rather be this decade's Robert Mapplethorpe (without the poor health, but with the talent and all the hot sex). Mikey (the lovely ex) bought 4 pictures, including mine and Morgan's. He assures me it was on the basis of artistic merit, not just because he's an absolute sweetheart with deep pockets.


Note the sticker on my picture, top right in the picture on the left. Sold, baby! Some of the handsome Flickr boys on the right.

It was a really fun night. Packed with people, and with lots of yummy food and an open bar! I met some really cool new folk, caught up with my Flickr buddies and some Flickrazzi I hadn't seen for a while, and rounded the evening off with a late supper at BBQ King in Chinatown while a thunderstorm raged outside. Dramatic!



Check out Morgan's entry about last night. He got some lovely pictures from the evening with his new lens, which is ideal for portraits and low light conditions. ::envy::

5 comments:

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oh TOA, I'm glad you had a lovely time! I just emailed you - do you check your mail often?

The Other Andrew said...

...errr, ish. I shot you a reply last night.

Jay said...

I'm not surprised he bought four of your pictures, I'm a fan.

I'd like to get to a position where I could make a living selling my own pictures, or even just get to a point where people would buy them. Making a living on it could come later. No idea where to begin, though.

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

Jay, yes I'm sure he thinks I bought it because we used to go out, but that's not true. It's an interesting shot, especially for TOA as he tends to take more literal photos than the one he had in the exhibition. Diversity is always good.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

it is a good shot, isn't it Mikey? it makes a great tight diptych with the matching red version. you should make him print it out and buy it to hang together...

TOA, I replied - tomorrow still good for you?