art buyers are people too

let's hear it for the unsung heroes of the agency world
Photographer, Ian Spanier, sent us a note asking about paid advertising by photographers.  We love, love, love your promos, but understand that they can be expensive.  Ian also wrote that much of his work comes from hitting the pavement and social media.  Dude, that is awesome and if it is working, then keep on keeping on!  Just yesterday we discovered By The Barkers because they liked us on tumblr.  We are social media whores!  We are all over the place and have tons of bookmarks of folks who tweet at us, follow us on tumblr and are facebook friends.  There are times that we wish we could just post what we are looking for, but then we couldn’t be so candid…so, not yet!
Promos do have a place for the growing photographer.  Just yesterday up and comer Jeff Henrikson came in to show us his handsome and newly printed portfolio.  We ooh-ed, we ahh’ed, we dished out words of encouragement. We flipped that last page and wanted our goodnight kiss of a promo to have something to remember him by…but no, nothing.  We called him on this and bet that he is laying something out right this second!  Keep it simple, a single image-postcard sized.  When we love a book or a website, we need a little reminder to post on our wall or to stick in the pile under our monitor or our desk.  We do look through this stuff.  We promise you!
Above is a smattering of promos that have mostly been in the backs of books. The  zines by Eric Ryan Anderson and Mike Perry were sent, but we included them anyway because zines make us feel special.  You don’t have to promo the whole world.  Start with a few select people that you like and work from there. Word of mouth does wonders for a career too and boy can we talk!
Included in the above image are promos by: 
Amanda Friedman
Dan Monick
Daeja Fallas
Nicolas Haggard
Brigitte Sire
Daniel Seung Lee
Katherine Wolkoff

Photographer, Ian Spanier, sent us a note asking about paid advertising by photographers.  We love, love, love your promos, but understand that they can be expensive.  Ian also wrote that much of his work comes from hitting the pavement and social media.  Dude, that is awesome and if it is working, then keep on keeping on!  Just yesterday we discovered By The Barkers because they liked us on tumblr.  We are social media whores!  We are all over the place and have tons of bookmarks of folks who tweet at us, follow us on tumblr and are facebook friends.  There are times that we wish we could just post what we are looking for, but then we couldn’t be so candid…so, not yet!

Promos do have a place for the growing photographer.  Just yesterday up and comer Jeff Henrikson came in to show us his handsome and newly printed portfolio.  We ooh-ed, we ahh’ed, we dished out words of encouragement. We flipped that last page and wanted our goodnight kiss of a promo to have something to remember him by…but no, nothing.  We called him on this and bet that he is laying something out right this second!  Keep it simple, a single image-postcard sized.  When we love a book or a website, we need a little reminder to post on our wall or to stick in the pile under our monitor or our desk.  We do look through this stuff.  We promise you!

Above is a smattering of promos that have mostly been in the backs of books. The  zines by Eric Ryan Anderson and Mike Perry were sent, but we included them anyway because zines make us feel special.  You don’t have to promo the whole world.  Start with a few select people that you like and work from there. Word of mouth does wonders for a career too and boy can we talk!

Included in the above image are promos by: 

Amanda Friedman

Dan Monick

Daeja Fallas

Nicolas Haggard

Brigitte Sire

Daniel Seung Lee

Katherine Wolkoff

  1. todotranqui-lml reblogged this from daejafallas
  2. daejafallas reblogged this from artbuyersarepeopletoo and added:
    A little, well, a LOT late to the game but THANKS GUYS for hangin’ onto that Promo! What a great blog, insights and...
  3. thegardenpartynyc reblogged this from artbuyersarepeopletoo and added:
    Promos are important tools for all photographers and the folks at Art Buyers Are People Too showoff some of their...
  4. danielseunglee reblogged this from artbuyersarepeopletoo and added:
    What! Thanks guys!! Super flattered you guys kept my promo. Hopefully working on my next big piece really soon— stay...
  5. pdnpromoswekept reblogged this from artbuyersarepeopletoo and added:
    Straight from the art buyers’ mouths.
  6. vanditthavong reblogged this from artbuyersarepeopletoo and added:
    Great post!