Thursday, February 5, 2009

Give em Some Love Part 9

I decided at least twice a week i will spotlight shops who have had no sales (or only 1 or 2 sales) to give them a little time in the sun! They are all beautiful shops who deserve a little love! So i hope you come back and check out who i feature! You never know what favorite you might just discover!

I hope you have been enjoying these features so far! Today I am spotlighting badpatch!



♥♥♥ How did you hear about Etsy and what made you decide to sell here?


I heard about Etsy when a friend of mine at college started selling her artwork here, so I came and looked around. I have been on Etsy as a buyer since January of last year, but just opened my own shop in December. Basically, it was time to clean out my portfolio (I have BOXES of photos) and so I made the decision to try to sell some of my work.



♥♥♥ What inspires you?


Inspiration comes from anywhere & everywhere; I don't have a single aesthetic or viewpoint when it comes to my photos. I just love to be behind the camera; in fact, I also work as a freelancer and shoot weddings and portraits on the side. In terms of my art photos, I suppose I focus primarily on the things we see every day but that slip under the radar due to their familiarity. If I do landscapes, they tend to be the kind that include junked-out cars and billboards rather than pretty trees and waterfalls. That kind of immediacy, and that evidence of human involvement with the landscape, stirs a reaction in us that you can't get from an untouched picture of a mountain or a sunset.



♥♥♥ What is your one main Dream or Goal?


Another good question. Right now, I'm supporting myself by writing and shooting photos, so it's hard to complain; that's quite a dream already. I suppose I'd like to continue on this path but on a larger scale. I love music journalism, traveling, shooting portraits, and writing fiction, so I suppose I can boil it all down by saying I'd like to be known as "that best-selling novelist who took those famous photos of Bob Dylan." :)



♥♥♥ What one celebrity would just tickle you pink if they bought from you?

Really good question. She's not a typical celebrity, but I do daydream sometimes about what would happen to my shop if Dooce (dooce.com) should decide to buy from me. She spotlights Etsy sellers on her website often and she has great taste, so that would be a pretty big compliment.

Thank you Badpatch for letting us view your eye catching photography!

2 comments:

thecozyloft said...

Gorgeous work! I have always loved black and white photos. There's something about them that draws me in...every time!

Beautiful feature MK!
Rhonda

Cherry Lane Jane said...

she does beautiful work! Great feature

Hugs,Liz:)