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Instagramer makes $15,000 in one day by selling prints

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You still think Instagram is for cat pictures and selfies only? Think again. Forbes published an article on Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold whose checking account balance was getting alarmingly close to zero when he decided to have a go at selling prints of his images and posted the following message to his (at the time) 22,000 followers:

Hello, I just turned 34 this second. For one day only I am selling 4×6 prints of whatever you want from my Instagram archive for $150 each. I swear I will never sell anything this cheap again. If you’re interested, send a screenshot of the photo(s) of your choice to arnoldaniel@gmail.com (one d) and I will send a paypal invoice, followed by a signed print. Easy peasy. Happy my birthday. I love you truly.

Despite the $150 per image price tag the response was overwhelming and Arnold ended up with print requests worth $15,000. According to Forbes, one buyer was even willing to pay $1,000 for any photo with more than 1,000 likes. A later count revealed that there are currently 71 images on his profile fulfilling this requirement.

Daniel Arnold has now stopped selling prints but is still marketing his book.

So it appears Instagram is not only yet another channel for brands to get in touch with consumers but there is also money to be made for individuals. To be fair, it probably helped that Arnold had already achieved a certain status in the Instagram community before posting his sales offer.

According to Forbes he was declared "the best photographer on Instagram"  by Gawker two years ago, after his account had been suspended for posting a photo of topless sunbathers at the beach. He has since setup his new account which now has 41,000 followers. Still, even if you have fewer followers than him but are strapped for cash, you might want to give his method a go and see what happens.


  

Comments

Total comments: 130
Allie701
By Allie701 (4 months ago)

This reminds me of the urban myth about the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Only if Daniel Arnold denied that he made the money.

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carloduro
By carloduro (4 months ago)

Let me see... According to the story, I "might want to give his method a go and see what happens".
Which "could" be good for me but surely it'll be good for Instagram.

Anyway, next time I have $150 to spare I'll buy a couple photo books by Erwitt, Scianna or Berengo Gardin. And those will be FULL of photos.

Besides, I'd never subscribe to a photo repository which can suspend my account for a beach pic of topless sunbathers. There are many more toplesses in the Vatican Museums.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yeah, but you'd have to pay more than $150 for a print from the artists listed. Not an accurate comparison. Not many photographers can monetise Instagram without selling out. That's why this story is so interesting. It shows that quality work and a dedicated following can still trump brand jacking.

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sh10453
By sh10453 (4 months ago)

What happened to good old journalism of verifying stories?

I hope DPR writers start taking Forbes stories with a grain of salt.

Look at his images, Lars, do you pay 150 cents ($1.50) for any of them?
Please use some common sense before reporting fiction like this.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

How would you like to see it verified? He shows you the cash? I believe Daniel Arnold. Dedicated followers, excellent street photographs, a pitch, money made, offer removed from Instagram once expired. Cue online cynicism, denial and discrediting.

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Vafaculo Constosito Di Merdia

And then, Cinderela realised she lost one of her glass-made shoes as she left the palace, next day the prince was looking all over for her!
(Mishobaranovic, send me a private msg with your salary requirements, I might talk to my editor to hire you as forum support staff, you can work from anywhere)

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SonyAAA
By SonyAAA (4 months ago)

Who's going to pay $150 for a 4x6? I don't believe this story at all.

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Vafaculo Constosito Di Merdia

(bedtime stories for the younger readers..shhhh, some of them maybe got already asleep...)

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GeorgeD200
By GeorgeD200 (4 months ago)

Sorry, I know that art is in the eye of the beholder, but I wouldn't pay $150 for a set of ALLof his work, much less just one. It's no wonder he was broke. I'll admit that he does have a handful of interesting shots on instagram, but most if his stuff is average at best.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

He was broke, but his photography made him $15,000, so it's the reason he is not broke at the moment.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

George there it is then , an answer for your question in black and white from a big fan of Mr.Artist himself (i am starting to suspect that they are both the same person),that in itself makes it a charitable act from some generous people who responded to his helpless broke situation, nothing to do with the quality of his work , he he......

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

yep, there it is. I magically live in New York and Melbourne.

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grock
By grock (4 months ago)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOwjVVSNOtY#t=1m53s

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

99 out of 100 people bought that banana in the mouth pic, it´s a pity he only printed it 6x4 ,
that one was well worth Blowing up ;-)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I don't understand your joke ;)

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

it´s not meant to ,it´s for adults,,, ;-)

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EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (4 months ago)

so with a base of 22,000 people he only managed to sell 100 images? I guess he needs to improve his begging letters.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Begging is one way. This was an art sale.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

and this was one ingenious way of begging . no doubt ;-)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Again, begging is a one way process. This was a sale. Money for prints.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

prints which cost him 50 cents to print and 2 seconds to take.
big deal ;-)))

oh wait, it´s art you say ...!!!!!!

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Grant
By Grant (4 months ago)

Is that him sharing a banana with his female friend or is he breaking into porn where he might actually sell a snapshot or two.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

99 out of 100 people bought that pic, so there you go ;-))

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I still don't get the joke.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

it´s not meant to ,it´s for adults,,, ;-)

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davids8560
By davids8560 (4 months ago)

New Instagram app, amazing new Instagram news story. What a coincidence!

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

They are unrelated.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

how true ;-)))))))

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Tony Ellis
By Tony Ellis (4 months ago)

Sounds like Instagram propaganda to me

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Sounds like you don't know Instagram's business model.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

this is exactly what Tony meant ;-))) business ,business and more business....

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rogerstpierre
By rogerstpierre (4 months ago)

Perhaps people thought they were $1.50 😁 That would be a fair price.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Nope, $150 and they bought them.

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Steve Bingham
By Steve Bingham (4 months ago)

Daniel Arnold has now stopped selling prints but is still marketing his book. You bet. :) Who needs $15,000 a day.

Frankly, I don't believe this happened. Nobody in his right mind would pay $150 for a post card sized snapshot - much less 100 in one day! Love to see his PayPal account, but that will never happen of course.

What a great way for dpreview to get clicks. :)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

It did happen.

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grock
By grock (4 months ago)

I don't know why some people are upset by this. You should be thrilled. Now he can spend that $15,000 on super awesome camera equipment and spend his days on DPreview complaining about other people's crappy photos taken with crappy cameras and how stoopid people are for liking stoopid things... ONE OF US...

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AV Janus
By AV Janus (4 months ago)

I find the statement "I swear I will never sell anything this cheap again. " VERY snobbish and detached from reality.
150$ for a print, is by no means cheap in any country.
Good for him that he gets enough fools to pay more than that...

I love the photos, but come on...

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

You can steal his images and print them at the drugstore for $2. So in a material sense yes $150 is more expensive than $2.
But you can also do the same with ANY photographer's work, that doesn't mean that all photographic prints are over priced!

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 months ago)

well, a lot of prints go for way more than that. Yes, you can get a print of your photo at Walmart for 20 Cent but it's hardly the same thing, is it?

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

That's what I'm saying dude.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Your reality maybe. People found value in his work. That's what art is.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

oh, by the way this is also art , http://weburbanist.com/2010/12/19/poop-culture-11-examples-of-excellent-excrement-art/

and it comes in cans too , with a great caption " When the Shi** Hits the Fan " https://www.artsjournal.com/artopia/2009/02/poop_art_manzoni_sono_buoni.html

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DStudio
By DStudio (4 months ago)

He signed them. Depending on what he does in the rest of his life, they may have got a great deal - his first prints ever released. Only 100 of them in the "series," and many of them the only copy of a particular photo.

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 months ago)

people were willing to pay $150 for them, that't it. Supply and demand...easy. If you guys think you can do the same, then just do it. I am just happy for a guy who has made a way to make some money form his photography, no matter if it was done with a 3K DSLR or a cellphone.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

people do pay for lot sillier things than this . ...it dosent mean one bit that those snapshots are worthy of being called ART. the only art behind this story is that he managed to sell those crap to people who have set the bar too low .it´s really silly to me that´s all.
oh, by the way, am too happy for him. i bet i´ll not be able to sell crappy snapshots like that to anyone.but i dont have to either ;-).
i give that to him...good job..
:-)

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

I think now that our conversation includes links to actual human excrement I will be leaving. Good luck everybody, I wish you the best. I won't ever be back.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

that´s ART for you to enjoy, just like almost everything out there screaming art ` these days´ ,most of which is garbage , and like Lars said , it all comes down to ´Supply and demand´.

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

You can't seriously look at these images and argue he has NO merit can you?
http://instagram.com/p/gmp_FjAcoK/
http://instagram.com/p/iM5nkQgcka/
http://instagram.com/p/f1z7AOAcqx/
http://instagram.com/p/N0GG0_Acr_/

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

you cant even take someone seriously who looks at these pics and think he´s become good at Artwork evaluating.
seriously, you need to start searching/googling for good work from time to time, that´s one way of developing your own photographic senses and stimulating creativity.
cheers

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

People who choose to purchase art aren't claiming to be THE gatekeepers of good taste. They found value in his work so they purchased a print it's as simple as that. Don't discount him because he chooses to debut his work in a highly visible platform.
And I would bet that many of the people who did buy these works have, as you suggested Ken, searched/googled "good work". Don't fear, there will always be way more artists then patrons. There is now just one more method of going to market. This shouldn't affect the value of any other photographer's work.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

he he he, ART my A***..
by the way ,how many of his art pieces have you bought Mr Andy? or are you in real, him ? you have started sounding so.
just curious... :-)

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

I actually tried to buy one of his pieces months ago but he wasn't organized enough to actually get it to me. Hope he can deliver to these people, lest the anonymous commenters on this article actually have something to legitimately criticize!

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

This is a painful thread. Daniel Arnold is a prolific street photographer. If you don't see it then that's your problem.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

oh then i´ll better keep that problem gladly , and i am so glad i dont have `your´problem.
you guys must be singing viva la Instagram everymorning before breakfast..
;-)

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Forgottenbutnotgone
By Forgottenbutnotgone (4 months ago)

When all is said and done, SOMEBODY apparently liked them enough to pay what he made. Whether anyone here likes his work is simply a pointless sideshow. He got paid and jealousy is another form of flattery in my eyes.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

sure,all kinds of junk gets sold these days,kardashian´s backside selfie can fetch more than what Ansel Adams might manage with 20 of his best prints ;-). it dosent make those selfies `art´ works, or do they, for you ?
if there is anything to be jealous about his talent , then it´s his marketing idea,neither is the amount he made (good for him),nor his photographic ability is worth being jealous about, i am a working pro , and thank god i manage things without having to sell crappy snapshots like those .;-) .
but i agree, selling those 08/15 snapshots to 0,5 % of his followers in itself is a monumental success.
i give that to him,
but come on , those pics are pure snappy craps any halfblind grandma with a phoney phonecam can snap ;-)).

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SonyAAA
By SonyAAA (4 months ago)

Micho, is this guy your brother or relative in some way? You keep defending him. Sorry but I can't help but say, what I've seen of his "work" so far is just snapshsots. That's it. Nothing worth paying for.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

i have a vague idea that it might be the same person , who knows, these so called artists these days try every trick in the book to get noticed ,so they can sell the junk they produce .....

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

SonyAAA, no he's not a relative or a friend, he is a friend of a friend though. I don't think they are snapshots. Sorry. I understand why people thought they worth paying for.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Ken Johnes, must be very vague, did you hit your head? Forget that you looked at my website? I must be a magician to inhabit two bodies at the same time on different sides of the world.

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Jogger
By Jogger (4 months ago)

"Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold whose checking account balance was getting alarmingly close to zero ..." .. must not be a very good photographer then. Sounds more like a charity case than anything.

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

I think the history books are full of artists who never made a lot of money.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

oh now you think he should be inducted to the `starving Artists´ list. by the way ,not a bad thing to be among the likes of Van Gogh,Sisley,Monet,Vermeer,Seurat ,Lautrec , Manet,
Gauguin etcc
well, that´s dandy ;-)

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

I don't thing I compared to Van Gogh did I?

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

*think

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

yeah, that´s really your problem mate, you dont seem to be the kind who can *think* much :-)
sorry if i offended you, but seriously, it´s worth thinking about,
now shall i say , wink :-)

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

The only thing you have offended me by is your lack of capitalization. Woof!

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

He's not starving at the moment. His followers paid for his art.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

he he,, his followers ?,, do you know how many wonderful followers he has, 22000, and he managed to sell 100 prints,
you guys crack me up..
by the way, i looked up your work and i´ll say i see much more interesting and worthy photos in your possession than i see in his gallery.
oh by the way ,being prolific dosent mean shi**.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yep 100 prints at $150 each. About 100 followers who found value in his work. Much better than most art exhibitions.

Being prolific means that you work hard at your art and develop your vision. If people agree with your vision they buy your work. Simple. So it does mean shi** when it's reciprocated. I am inspired by what Daniel does. I wish i could approach the streets with the same openness and relentlessness.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

sure, people buy all kinds of crap , they find value in everything which is there for sale, does it make crap not crap? no ;-).

oh by the way, i do know that ,,,shi** means shi** cos it´s shi** , He he

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

last time i was impressed was when i saw Vivian Mayers work, that to me has value ,cos that was real relentless work hard work, years of work, not just going around with a smartphone and shooting everything which moves,
not one single pic in his gallery makes me feel ,oh, why wasnt i the one who took it ?
got the point i am trying to make?,
hope it gets through....;-)

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

oh Andy, by the way, sorry again for the offense.somehow let it slip.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I get your point. Your saying "I don't like one type of photography, so it must be shi**. Anyone who disagrees is wrong".

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

no, absolutely not, i never said anyone is wrong, last time i heard childish reasonings like yours were while i was in 5th grade ;-).
people do pay for lot sillier things than this . ...it dosent mean one bit that those snapshots are worthy of being called ART. the only art behind this story is that he managed to sell those crap to people who have set the bar too low .it´s really silly to me that´s all.
oh, by the way, am too happy for him. i bet i´ll not be able to sell crappy snapshots like that to anyone.but i dont have to either ;-).
i give that to him...good job..
:-)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yes you did, you're doing it again. I think his work is art so do others, you don't and that's your opinion.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

oh, that am saying it again,if this is art to you , you have never seen any good work, neither have you worked in a controlled lighting environment to understand what real photography is, that requires skill and knowledge and it´s hard work.
this is going around in the city and having some fun snapping everything you see interesting.that´s what it is, snapshots ,you only need a good eye , which i think you have a better one than he has.
yes i do like street photography too, i even have a print from Mccurry hanging in my room, i started it as a hobby,but i found photographing with my own lights technically challenging and compelling, so i moved on,to me street photography, is just snapping some pics for fun unless it´s an assignment . and i do admire good work, but sorry mate, if this is art to you , then you should be one of those checking your facebook and twitter 20 times a day and listening to justin biber all day long ;-)

in that case i dont think it´s worth talking to you.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I've seen lots of good work, some I get, others I don't. But I respect the artist that's made the effort. There is no such thing as real photography. I agree with your last statement.

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Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (4 months ago)

Congrats to him but seriously, his buyers are out of their minds. You can tell when a photo is an composition that was worked on by working the shot and problem solving, etc.. Most of his photos seem to lack that.

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

That's what is so interesting about them. The rawness.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

rawness ? he he.

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Kjartan Haugen
By Kjartan Haugen (4 months ago)

Nice photos

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Stealthy Ninja
By Stealthy Ninja (4 months ago)

Interesting photos. Which it had less filters and blurry grainy "art" photos.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I don't think you looked at the photos.

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

Have you seen his photos? He is amazing.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

i´ve seen his photos allright, they are crappy snappy BS. sure he´s amazing , someone who can make money selling that Sh++t and fool all those wannabe art collectors must be amazing.
amazing ;-))

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

Are you arguing that his work isn't valid because he doesn't use a camera that meets your definition of cool.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

arguing? amazing ? you seem to like those A words ;-))).

it is funny that you think there is anything cool about his work worth arguing for.. your definition of art or collectable work may mean great photos like these. but to me they are simply `snapshots + filters = garbage´,and oh, i´ll say the same even if those were shot with a Phase one.
sorry about not being up to your expectations....

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

I use 'arguing' in the sense that we have conflicting opinions in this debate and you are expressing your side and I am reasoning mine. So far we have done so cordially, let's keep it up ;)
But surely you have a better argument then simply calling them snapshots! Come on there is plenty to criticize: they are gaudy and sometimes exploitative! But denying their value because they are 'snapshots' doesn't make for a very good case Ken!

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

sure, i dont have a better arguement than that, garbage is garbage...what is there to argue about, ;-)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Your argument is not an argument Ken Johnes, it's bitterness mixed with jealousy.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

it´s neither mate, it´s more kinda fun for me,
by the way, i dont do snapshots to sell and specially to identify my work with it.
am a commercial fotog, but i do like good work, and i do like artistic work,and i give credit where it´s due.. but some guy going around with a smartphone and snapping pics of people on the street to sell it as artwork, and followers (followers ? what´s it, kim kardashian?) buying that crap ....
by the way, it was a nice try though.. begging or not , it worked ,for him, good for him , now he can buy a real camera ;-)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I like his photos and don't care about whether his camera is 'real or not'.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

i never told you not to like his photos , neither do i said i dont like his photos cos it were made with a crappy phone, as a mater of fact , i´d never consider those snapshots even if it were made with a Phase one.
i cant do anything about people setting their bars too low while deciding what´s art to them.it´s their problem , and it´s obviously your problem too.
to me, i´ve set it a bit higher that this, that´s all,and as far as i can figure out i dont think you are in anyway capable of understanding what i mean, period.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

I won't have a problem enjoying Arnold's new work. I wish him continued success.

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Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

i never told you not to enjoy anyone´s work either,if his crap suits you, by all means enjoy it.

i believe you are way more capable photographer than he is, just need to raise the quality of your inspiration quelle a bit higher ,and you´ll do fine with time, that´s all.
happy shooting..

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CFynn
By CFynn (4 months ago)

maybe they thought they were getting 4'x6' not 4"x6"

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ageha
By ageha (4 months ago)

Seriously? Those photos?!?

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Steve Besserman
By Steve Besserman (4 months ago)

In the context of Facebook paying 1 billion dollars for Instagram, $!50 for a 4X6 sounds like a deal.

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Eddy M
By Eddy M (4 months ago)

Whatever!

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Jahled
By Jahled (4 months ago)

"According to Forbes, one buyer was even willing to pay $1,000 for any photo with more than 1,000 likes."

Was the buyer unsure whether the photograph was worth it or something?

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Buzzzman
By Buzzzman (4 months ago)

No way.. Just think about.it.… Who in there right mind would pay $150 for 4 x 6 inch images… yea-right- Hey - if you believe that- I will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for $150..00.

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JANDY
By JANDY (4 months ago)

Since when is the value of an image based solely on its print size? There are many artist who print at that size (or smaller) who's work sells for much more. You are of course welcome to make your own judgements on his artistry but don't commoditize image making.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yes way. Totally.

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Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (4 months ago)

"I am selling 4×6 prints of whatever you want from my Instagram archive for $150 each. I swear I will never sell anything this cheap again. "

Uh............... right.

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (4 months ago)

He seems like a pretty cheap guy :)

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Do you know him? I'd say it's pretty cheap to call someone pretty cheap without a reason.

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Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Oh yeah, smiley face :)

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (4 months ago)

Honestly, the world baffles me these days. More specific, it baffles me what people spend their money on.

5 upvotes
Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (4 months ago)

This seems like an untrue story. Maybe he earned $15,000 one day.... and the next days and weeks and month just about nothing?

0 upvotes
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 months ago)

yes, he earned 15k in one day but that was it. He stopped the whole thing after one day.

1 upvote
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (4 months ago)

That what the heading says. In ONE day. Not PER day.

0 upvotes
Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (4 months ago)

I eat my hat if that guy makes $15,000 per day selling those 4×6 prints.

And my honest opinion on those photographs: Very much like taken for some photography course for beginners.

:rj

Comment edited 7 minutes after posting
9 upvotes
Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Man I wish I could see you eat your hat. Your honest opinion is honestly your opinion. I think the photos are some of the best on Instagram.

0 upvotes
Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

he he, now you have to wonder, if these are the best on instagram, how wonderful instagramm itself is ;-))))))

3 upvotes
Joseph Mama
By Joseph Mama (4 months ago)

Wow, what an inane article. Yes, this TOTALLY proves that Instagram is serious business, cuz ONE dude somehow managed to convince a bunch of fools to pay 150 bucks for a POSTCARD sized print.

10 upvotes
jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (4 months ago)

Too much money for puny prints. I don't care if he is famed German artist Andreas Gursky's cousin.

2 upvotes
Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yes Mr Art Valuer. Didn't know family ties bumped up print prices.

0 upvotes
LeitzKameraAktion
By LeitzKameraAktion (4 months ago)

It'll all end in tears - you mark my words...

6 upvotes
jimi1127
By jimi1127 (4 months ago)

Jealousy has no bounds

6 upvotes
Zoofy
By Zoofy (4 months ago)

Elitism attracts the stupid..

11 upvotes
Jahled
By Jahled (4 months ago)

Haha! It certainly does :)

0 upvotes
Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

So do these comment threads.

0 upvotes
Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

with your mighty presence you proved your observation to be spot on.. LOL

4 upvotes
Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

He said, she said.

0 upvotes
Stephen Brenner
By Stephen Brenner (4 months ago)

Good grief, for $150 I think I'd want something much bigger than a 4x6 print! And that was considered "cheap"....?

2 upvotes
Mishobaranovic
By Mishobaranovic (4 months ago)

Yes, because size = worth.

0 upvotes
Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (4 months ago)

size = worth ? he he,

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 3 minutes after posting
1 upvote
joe6pack
By joe6pack (4 months ago)

Next thing you know, he will be selling 5x7s, 8x10s...

3 upvotes
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