Monday, May 19, 2008

TULIP


I will not have a cable for my laptop until next weekend, so in the meantime all images this week will be from older stock. You may notice my real name appears on them as these are my copyrighted images from my sales site. I will answer emails and comments as and when I can. Basically when I can get access via the and only internet cafe or my partners laptop, when it's free, which isn't that often.

Hopefully the laptop situation will soon be sorted in the meantime it's given me the opportunity to peruse my old stock images and here's one I found, long forgotten about that was taken in my own home in Ramsey earlier this ths year.

Even I can name the flower here. Obviously it's a tulip, but a tulip with a twist a study in black and white. This is me playing around with composition, textures, light and monochrome using a macro lens. I nickname this my "Ikea" image. It's the kind of image multi chain stores charge a fortune for, even though they are mass produced, therefore paying for the name of the store rather than the photographer or an idividual image. I disagree with this philosophy. I sell this image en mass, therefore the price is reflected as such, and the image is priced as per my other images, a lot cheaper than Ikea and the like. If this photo were for a sole client, a unique piece of artwork, then the price would reflect that and obviously retail at a higher premium. Does anyone else agree with me on this, or am I a lone voice tilting at modern day corporate windmills?

20 comments:

Olivier said...

vraiment j'aime tes photos b&w, elles sont superbes. Cette tulipe (maintenant noire) me fait penser à une plume. bravo j'aime beaucoup.
I really love your b&w photos, they are superb. This tulip (now black) makes me think of a feather. I love Bravo.

evlahos said...

a very beautiful "black" tulip. I always want to see a black one :)

laxeylass said...

Very elegant photograph. So effective as black and white.

Kelly said...

A perfect photo! Even more, I enjoyed reading your post! You are absolutely correct.

Kelly said...

A perfect photo! Even more, I enjoyed reading your post! You are absolutely correct.

iBlowfish said...

I haven't interested with flower shot before, but yours are beautiful. Excellent shot.

ShutterSpy said...

TOOOOOOLIP!







Sorry - bored at work and in silly mood ;)

Uma por Dia said...

Original!

quinttarantino said...

At last I can watch the Black Tulip!

marley said...

I agree with you, but every time I visit Ikea I fall for it and come home with a photo or print. Worse still I never get round to putting them up. I must be Ikea's ideal customer!

I love your photo. Tulips are one of my favourite spring flowers, so I appreciate this photo even more.

Bbsato said...

Great black and white shot !

Knoxville Girl said...

Is this really a "black" tulip, or very dark red? It reminds me of the '40s shots of women with dark red lipstick that looks black in b&w. This is quite graceful. And personally I think Ikea and other large chains are out to make as much filthy lucre as the market will allow, so will overcharge for a non-unique print. Pfft.

Clueless in boston said...

It's interesting to do a tulip in B+W since so many of us, myself included, have been shooting tulips in color this spring. A very nice change from the usual flower pictures.

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raf said...

Hey, Boo, I like your b&w tulip very much and your tower of refuge story is fascinating. Sorry to hear about your internet problems. We all know how frustrating that can be. Thanks for your visits and comments over my way.

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Alex Mazilu said...

blaaaack tulip
nice :D

Dusty Lens said...

Never have a seen a tulip like this. Really quite elegant in black.

Blognote said...

A very elegant photo, especially in this b$w version. Well done!

beerbear said...

Miss B,

sometimes I dont know why, - but I would have it on my wall.. its simple to do - but nobody sees it... and it makes me think. like this one.....

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