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Paul Indigo

Paul Indigo

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Having started out as a professional photographer more than 25 years ago I suppose the best label now is 'professional story teller' using photography, video and writing. My images are available under Rights Managed and Royalty Free licences. I am a Getty Images Artist. Contact me to commission work, buy licences to use my images and for print sales. Click here for lots more information on my website.
  • Canon 6D
  • Nikon D7000
  • Canon 5D
  • Hasselblad 500 c/m
  • Nikon D90
  • Horseman 4x5"
  • Nikon D70
  • Nikon D200

The real value of social media to photographers #2

Published October 14th, 2011

For the follow up post to my first one on 500px nip over to my blog, Beyond the obvious

Many thanks,

Paul

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Street musician.

Real value of social media to photographers #1

Published September 25th, 2011

Photographers can get their work seen by thousands of people across the world and receive instant feedback on their images. A socially popular photographer can reach a larger audience on the internet than a major printed magazine. But what is the real value in that to the individual artist?

I watched a French street musician performing (see pic), putting his heart and soul into every song. He was doing classic Edith Piaf. He stood in the street between two restaurants, moving from one terrace to the other, focusing his attention on individual tables for 15-30 seconds at a time during the song, working the largest audience possible.

Some people looked up appreciatively, nodding, while others did their best to ignore him, perhaps afraid that if they did look at him they would be morally obliged to give him money for his efforts.

It struck me that this man had to earn his living by performing so well that people were prepared to pay for his art there and then. The age old custom of peo ...

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