Upload & Sell: On
To me this is a fine art sale.
Late to the party ...
I saw a photograph for sale at the museum this weekend. Asking price was $2,400 iirc. In another part of the museum grounds was the annual photography competition. Suffice to say that the photo competition produced an array of superior images (imo) from local photographers to that of the one that was for sale (from a non-local photographer).
My only guess is that the photographer (whose name I didn't recognize) was considered to be "someone" in certain circles unknown to me. It certainly wasn't for the subject matter, nor the excellence of execution, knowledge of light, clarity of message, emotive invocation, nor any other attributes such as cost to produce that I could equate photographically to $$$ ... leaving it to be based on valuation associated to the person (sans any other rationale I could envision).
Value is a funny thing ... it is based on relative subjectivity. Navigating value isn't always a straightforward objective thing, even though there may be some objective components involved. "What the market will bear" is the essence of what will construe an agreement between buyer and seller. In order for a transaction to occur, the agreement must occur. Where on the sliding scale of value are both parties willing to land ... anybody's guess on any given day, time & place.
What it takes to add/subtract negotiated value to a given transaction ... well, that's an art form unto itself, to wit:
Micky Bill wrote:
That will take some conversation to get an idea where they got their $200 from and where you got $2400.