No news is good
news? Maybe so, but I've outdone myself in neglecting this page.
So what's been happening? I've stopped counting, but my conservative
estimate is that I've now sold about 400 medium format stereo views, mostly
to a small number of patrons who already have medium format stereo viewers,
an unfortunate prerequisite, given that MF viewers have become exceedingly
rare. In the rush to all things digital, even the medium format mounts
are currently unobtainable (but I'm sitting on a huge stash).
My most recent
sale was a King Inn viewer and four views to a friend of a friend who
collects photographic fine art but had never seen the likes of medium format
stereography. Previously, I sold a an Anatoly Zaya-Ruzo viewer and
seven of my views, followed later by four more views, to an enthusiastic
patron of many arts - as evidenced by her museum-like home. Her
appreciation for stereography is among the highest of anyone I've ever met.
Thank you Wendy (and Max)!
sales seem to fall in my lap, as I've become very apathetic about selling,
in part due to the lack of viewers, but I'd much rather use my limited time
shooting 3D for pleasure than shooting for clients or beating the sidewalk,
so to speak. The weather has finally cooled enough here in Texas to
get back out there.
120-format transparency films! (By the way, to date, I've
yet to purchase a digital camera of any kind for my own use. I have an
aging 6MP Canon S3 IS that was my dad's hand-me-down - it suffices for web
and email snapshots.)
November 1, 2005
this page for over two years! Here's the short version:
My fine art sales are now approaching 100 views, many of which have been
sold to two wonderful people who not only fit the classic definition of the
word "patron", but have also extended a great deal of encouragement and
support, affirming my passions with their own, and much more.
Thank you Sal and Mart!
September 11, 2003
of a tragic event brought a relatively trivial bit of good news:
Ben Breard of
The AfterImage Gallery sold
viewer and a single stereo view to a San Antonio collector who also
purchased an Ansel Adams print. For real! Ask Ben! (The AA
print cost a lot more than the stereo view, no doubt.) The view he
With an open
invitation from the proprietor to exhibit at
The AfterImage Gallery
whenever I wish to return, I have temporarily removed my work for use in
Well that took
awhile! It's been four months since the first sale at
The AfterImage Gallery,
but a physician from Ft. Worth has shown his appreciation for
fine-art stereographs, purchasing a SaturnSlide™ cherry wood viewer for
only one view:
A two-week trip
to Alaska precipitated acceptance of an additional 17 stereo views at the
The AfterImage Gallery.
First sale at
The AfterImage Gallery
after only two weeks on display: A German collector purchased a
SaturnSlide™ stereo viewer and four of Mike's fine-art stereographs:
"Mister J.J. at
Several of Mike
Davis' fine-art stereographs were accepted by
The AfterImage Gallery of
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