A little while back I had my own photography shop on Ebay selling various portraits and landscapes mostly from around Europe that I had taken [phew, a long time ago now]. It actually got to be pretty popular and over the course of a few years I sold roughly 700 or so prints to various collectors. I actually still occasionally get little notes in my email box from people telling me my photo is up on the wall or the recipient of the gift still loves it.
I actually got this email not to long ago:
"My name is Dave Garrison and I bought one of your photos online from E-bay a number of years ago. First let me say that it has kept its place on my wall all this time and I almost always get compliments on it. The photo is of a boy on a beach looking out at the sunset. I always get asked if the boy in the picture is family. I explain that I purchased the photo from you and don't know the story behind it. I can see by your website that you are a very busy guy but I was wondering if there is in fact any story behind the picture? Congratulations on your success in photography and thank you again for the amazing photo!"
Anyway, I got to thinking I should start up another little framed print business.
So I did, this time on Etsy.
Framed Photography Prints
Photography by: Ian Grant [etsy store]
I'm partial to having finished products ready to hang. To me if you're going to spend the money on a really nice photograph for your home [or as a gift] you want to have it be able to go up on your wall immediately. These photographs are beautiful images, beautifully matted and framed, and come ready to appreciate right out of the box- complete with hooks already on the back of the frame.
I'm starting off selling only 16x20's which is a pretty decent size. Possibly bigger ones coming soon. I have a giant 60x40 canvas as the centerpiece of my living room, actually the photograph below, and I'm sure others would like to have similar ones as well. It's a great conversation starter!