The best thing happened recently: I was asked to curate a collection of thirty of my favorite photographers for a month of features on the international online galleryYourDailyPhotograph.comFirst, I felt like a kid in a candy store, eyes aglow. Then, I felt like I had been asked to pick my favorite child, stultified. Finally, I took my lead from Daniel Miller, the Director of both the “Daily” and the Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica and decided to focus on photographers across a range of genres, both established and emerging, whose work would be appealing to collectors in over 75 countries where the “Daily” is seen, well, daily. And another caveat, the imagery had to be attention-getting enough to prompt those viewing these photos for the first time on a hand-held device – the majority, apparently – to want to see it larger. Even make a purchase. My month of curating blasts off today!
“Cake Walk” by Suzanne Revy (courtesy of the artist and Panopticon Gallery, Boston)
I don’t usually view fine art photography with an eye toward sales, but it was a fun challenge and I’m very excited to present the work of these stellar photographers (in alphabetical order) whose work I want in my collection:
Jane Fulton Alt
Heather Evans Smith
Harold Feinstein Photography Trust
Nancy Grace Horton
“Corn Moon I, 2015” by Jim Nickelson (courtesy of the artist).
If you want an exciting viewing experience, take a look at YourDailyPhotograph.com for the next 30 moons. You’ll find some cheeky, fun, shocking and sublime imagery and, since the site discounts its offerings, you may even want to add one to your collection. Now I feel like a kid in a candy store again.
Feature Image: “Re:Media #7, 2008” by Krista Wortendyke (courtesy of the artist).