At my first ever photo exhibition, an art-lover bought one of the limited edition prints! This “making a sale at your first ever exhibition” is supposed to be a big deal but it feels like an even bigger deal. Especially when we’d gone in with the expectation of zero sales – we’d gone in thinking we’d take a lot of photos, talk to a lot of curious viewers ( if they walked up to us that is ), no “selling”, no forcing information etc. All the information that anyone could ever need was displayed on A4 sized sheets that were pasted on the exhibit wall.
There was a lot of interest and curiosity and just as we were about to begin wrapping it all up, a gentleman walked up to us, handed us the advance and said he’s think about which one he wanted and that he definitely wanted one for his office. I was a little dumbfounded at first. But then I remembered to take his phone number and email, and proceeded to email photos of all the prints that I had shot, so that he could look at all of them and then pick one.
After a few days ( I was traveling out of the city ), he sent in a confirmation with his choice, I got the print ready ( spraying a matte varnish to preserve colours over a long period of time ), we drove to his Delhi residence and made the delivery in-person. That we got along like a house on fire was BRILLIANT in itself.
We were about 15 minutes early for our appointed meeting time, so we decided to make use of it and took some photos of me with the print before we bade it goodbye.
The print is called “Horizon Eye“. A little clue in the name to hint at the building that’s pictured in it. The eye is there – an abstract representation at least. A little bit of literal mixed in with the abstract.
( So this one’s no long available for purchase – because limited edition. But you can look at the other thirteen from the #EyesForGurugram photo exhibition! )
Other photo prints from other collections – like Abstract / Architecture / Landscape etc. can also be seen and purchased on the Naina.co store.
I wrote about the exhibition and shared photographs from it here.
I also wrote about the TEDxGurugram event, which is where the exhibition was set up.
Shop for more prints on the Naina.co Store.
We also sold a print from the Ladakh series recently – and – obviously, blogged about it!