Belmont, California, US
Perhaps you could be the vanguard. It would be easy to create buzz around it.
Feb 20 13 03:47 pm Link
Wilmington, Delaware, US
I am in the same boat. I have a collection of figure paintings I want to show as a grouping. I hit a proverbial wall until I came up with a clever angle. People want a good story behind the work... I have not landed the venue I am looking for, but interest is on the rise.
Feb 21 13 05:31 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
You have amazing work. I'd think gay guys would eat up your male nudes if priced correctly. There's some of your work I would absolutely put on a wall. However, people I've seen selling succesfilly in their own store whether photographer or clothier opened their store because they were already selling so successfully they couldn't do it out of their home/car anymore. The alure of having a store front is very great but the reality is that if you don't already have some clientelle the majority of even well located store fronts won't cut it. I would not give up because your art has merit and there must be some way to "crack the nut." Perhaps mixing in your art nude passion with something more approachable that you can still execute at a high level? Perhaps selling out of your trunk in the back alley at Republican conventions? I'm just throwing things out there at this point.
Feb 21 13 05:49 am Link
Hopkins, Minnesota, US
Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
My sister has a studio in Germany (www.foto-amling.de) She has three display windows overlooking the square where her studio is located. One of these windows is dedicated to nude photography. There are no complaints and no children are being harmed. Definite the opposite of the spectrum compared to the US.
Feb 21 13 05:50 am Link
natural beauties of qld wrote:
I enjoyed your portfolio very much... You are most likely correct... I may be working the wrong town... I live here and thought it might be more feasible to accomplish such a project here in my own town.... Your suggestions are well taken.... Thank you very much...
Feb 21 13 02:48 pm Link
GMP Photography - Heinz wrote:
America is way too conservative.... Maybe Europe would be a better place to look for a gallery...
Feb 21 13 02:51 pm Link
Fairfax, Virginia, US
Terrell Gates wrote:
You wouldn't be the first artist who had to "leave" his country in order to get critical and popular appreciation. That's part of the nature of art I'm afraid.
Feb 22 13 07:08 am Link
Charleston, South Carolina, US
Same thing here in the Bible Belt. The only galleries where I have shown nudes are in special fundraiser/event group shows for one night only. One gallery agreed to a show as long as it would be a large group show called "xxx" or something else equally stupid - it made it sound like pornography, so I rejected it. Nudes are occasionally placed in back rooms in a few touristy galleries, but most places won't show any at all. The only solo nude shows I've seen here were at artist studios or vanity galleries (the photographer rents it) for one night only. This is the main reason I haven't shot any new nudes this year. That and the fact that models are difficult to find here. It is too frustrating.
As for your gallery, I hope you have success!
Feb 22 13 08:17 am Link
Thank you all for the thoughtful, constructive, comments...
Feb 22 13 10:05 am Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Terrell Gates wrote:
Man Ray left the USA. Jock Sturges does most of his work in France.Mapplethorpe's work was taken to court...
Feb 23 13 04:26 am Link