Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Day in the Life of a Lug
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 21:55:35 -0500

I wish you the best of luck in your efforts to make a go out of selling
non-adult images online, but I suspect that web site viewers are for the
most part, cheap (for want of a better word).  I am a member of a web ring,
along with about 30 other photographers, who specialize in what we call
"fine art nude photography".  Just to be clear, we do not consider this
adult photography and are very careful to try to disassociate ourselves
from "porno" sites.  I just had a fight with Yahoo to get my site listing
removed from an "erotica" section where it had been placed without my
knowledge or approval.  In any case, we have been comparing success stories
about selling on-line prints, and basically there aren't any.  I have sold
about 10 prints in the last 2 years, and this seems above average for the
group as a whole.  On the other hand, I have only sold one print from my
other web site featuring landscapes etc., so nudity seems to help!  ;-)

Dan C.

At 05:32 PM 17-11-98 -0800, Francesco wrote:
>PS:  Not that it matters much to the LUG, but just FYI, I am officially 
>not doing erotic photography full-time anymore.  I just don't have the
>material that is in demand right now (hardcore and bizarre), and my 
>business is very slow this year.
>In fact, I am going full steam ahead with my "non-adult photography" 
>site.  I plan to sell my works there and see how it goes.  Are many of 
>you selling images for licensed use or for prints successfully online?
>Re: the adult world, instead of actively pursuing new models and running
>my adult site, I am discontinuing it at the end of the year, and I will be 
>licensing off my entire erotic photo database to larger adult companies 
>with bigger audiences.  Just not making enough money shooting girls
>In the meantime, until I start making millions (smile) from my non-adult 
>photography, I will be making a living through my other
>trading stocks on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
>Just thought I'd share all that with the LUG for some reason!  :-)
>At 02:01 PM 11/17/98 , Roy J. Feldman wrote:
>>I find it fascinating to read the digests lately. So many different outlooks
>>from so many places.
>>I propose a mini- "day in the life of". Let's pick a day, shoot slides, pick
>>one and mail it to a central location and have a low-rez scan made and post
>>them ( perhaps 6/page). There is so much wisdom and experience here I think
>>we could do produce some nice work.
>> Where to send it? Would any one with a scanner and web page volunteer?
>>Perhaps if we each enclosed a dollar or two to at least provide enough
>>beer/scotch to get the job done. If too many people responded perhaps some
>>editing would be in order.
>>Eric,Harrison, anyone? what do you think?
>>Roy Feldman