First Friday Art Sale
A photograph from 2nd street on a First Friday in Old city Philadelphia, PA brings out all the city folk. I was meeting the South Jersey camera club to hang out and sell out photographs. There was a great crowd and was able to get some feedback on my photography. Sadly a made no art print sales but enjoyed myself.
I was positioned on the Old Christ church sidewalk and was told by a park ranger to get off the property. I guess the park owns the sidewalk. Furthermore, I still enjoyed myself.
Selling on the street is a good way to find out what people think of your work, and it’s free too. I found it to be a great experience to do street photography with real humans.
Here’s a collection of my First Friday hungry street photography. Street photography at its essence means candid photography of people and humanity. A street photograph has to be a real, unposed moment.
Wow – I missed the free beer! Shows can be fun, I’ve done a few little ones – the church basement type. I don’t really care if I sell anything as long as people stop by and chat about the images. It’s surprising how bad we can be at guessing which photos people are going to like.