New York Times Exposes Peter Lik Photography Scheme

5 years 10 months ago #428869 by Ted Baker
After reading someones question about most expensive photo sold, it got me digging and then I came across this:  news.artnet.com/in-brief/new-york-times-...graphy-scheme-264858


WOW.

I need time to process this.  However in the mean time, how do you feel about this?  


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5 years 10 months ago #428879 by stuartsbarbie
So many people lying about their achievements now days.  It is about time they start getting called out for them


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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #428884 by icepics
Wow is right, but yet in a way I don't find it so surprising that there's something about him and his photos that isn't quite what it seemed to be. I guess because to me his photos seem so processed and he's so over hyped, I just didn't know how much he seems to be doing much of the hyping himself.

I suppose the more it comes out that he's pricing the photos himself and saturating the market the more people will realize his photos aren't even close to holding their value. I'd think eventually people would stop paying those prices for his photos; it might be the beginning of the end of his popularity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/business/peter-liks-recipe-for-success-sell-prints-print-money.html

Sharon
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5 years 10 months ago #428886 by garyrhook
Oh, dear.


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5 years 10 months ago #428891 by ThatNikonGuy

garyrhook wrote: Oh, dear.



The man with many normally many words, leaves just two here? I guess certain low hanging fruit are best to walk away from. :rofl:


My thoughts on this thread:  Well people are looking vanity in the 'craftiest' ways they can.  


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5 years 10 months ago #428896 by Sawyer
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5 years 10 months ago #428934 by Happy Snapper
Yikes!

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5 years 10 months ago #429016 by Don Fischer
Hey, I don't have a problem with it. He's selling to mature adults with to much disposable income that don't reach search the product their buying. Weather they are collector item's or not depend's on the people he sell's them to. Hey they have a collection of them and happy with them, they are collector items. I wouldn't pay the price of an original Ansel Adams. I don't buy things as a collector, I buy them because I like them. There's a well known bird dog artist on facebook that messaged me for permission to paint a couple of my photo's. Told him go for it, hope he get's a million dollar's for them. I think the only reason Peter Lik get's any flack is because he is so successful in what he's doing. More power to him. I am an adult and except the responsibility for the decisions I make, good or bad!


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5 years 10 months ago #429044 by EOS Man
What ever floats his boat :blink:

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #429081 by garyrhook

ThatNikonGuy wrote:

garyrhook wrote: Oh, dear.



The man with many normally many words, leaves just two here? I guess certain low hanging fruit are best to walk away from. :rofl:


Hey!  What are you saying? :huh:

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5 years 10 months ago #429089 by Scotty
They didn't unravel any scheme because there isn't any.  He made one print of something, and somebody bought it for that price.  Investing in art is really risky because trends come and go.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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5 years 10 months ago #429206 by JaneK
I'm going to agree with Scotty on this one.  


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5 years 10 months ago #429260 by icepics
The actual NY Times article refers to it as a 'recipe'; I guess it can be called whatever someone wants to call it. Why it's significant I think is that it seems like he's been selling his photos at high prices that apparently aren't even close to retaining their value. I would think this coming out would keep people from being quite so willing to pay exorbitant prices that he asks.

I don't know if there's any way to know what was actually paid unless the buyer and/or the artist/photographer wants to make public some verification of the payment. If it goes thru a gallery or agency or auction there would be a record of the sale besides just what the buyer or seller says.

What makes it questionable I think is when he seems to have purposely inflated prices and saturated the market (by the number of prints he's typically done of a photo), doubled the actual value of his home, etc. - that seems to make his word less trustworthy or believable.

Sharon
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5 years 10 months ago #429273 by Rocket Man
The guy made $6 million on a photo.  I say good for him.  


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