Selling photographs is like being in the army: 99% boredom and 1% nerve-jangling excitement!
Dentists. Nobody much likes dentists, but I won't hear a word said against them. The first two prints I ever sold were bought by a dentist, and I've just sold seven more to another one!
I've spent the last couple of days exhibiting my photographs at the Glaziers' Art Fair at Glaziers' Hall near London Bridge. It was fun talking to the public and to my fellow stall holders, particularly Catherine and Sai, but it was quite quiet until I met The Dentist and his wife. He walked up to my stall and told me he was looking for photographs to put up on the walls of his practice. He then said something like:
"I'll have that one...and that one...and that one...and that one...and that one. Oh, and I've just seen that one and that one, so I'll have those, too."
As one of the organisers told me later, "That must've put a smile on your face." It did indeed.
Altogether, I sold nine prints, 10 postcards and 13 greetings cards. These were the prints:
Let me just say a big thank you to the organisers, the other stall holders and everyone who came along to the fair. It was the first of its kind, and I hope it won't be the last. I don't know how many people attended the show, but I wish it every success and hope to be there next year. Quite a few people left comments in my visitors' book, so I'll finish with a list of what they wrote: