Actually, in a minute. Sawyer just stomped her way out of her room, and it is bed time. One moment please.
Ok, I'm back. But I think I am going to move to bed. One more minute please. So sorry. :)
Ok, for reals, back now. See?!? This is what happens. Life interferes! But I digress...
|Our logo (by Kurt) and our slogan|
"Picture what scares you."
I mulled it over in my head for a couple of days. I wanted to talk to Geoff about it, but I was worried that he would think it was weird or silly or stupid. Or worse, that I was, because I had thought about it. :) I know that Geoff would really never think that about me...but you can't help thinking stuff like that. I knew this was an idea that I liked. And I was worried that he would stomp all over it.
|3rd photo in Jump|
I started working on stuff slowly but surely. I really wasn't sure what to do, or where to go. If we ever become rich and famous, I will be one of those people that took the long way there. I am basically trying everything, to see what works, and what doesn't. I started looking online, googling horror photos and stuff like that, to see if we could find stuff. I didn't know what I was looking for exactly- I was worried that the market would either be saturated, with tons of junk out there, or it wouldn't exist at all. Luckily, it was a happy medium. We have found 2 or 3 other photographers that focus primarily in horror, but that is really about it. So that tells me that there is a market for it, but that it isn't totally saturated. Yeah for us.
Next, I started thinking about where we would sell these photos. The first place that came to mind was the Fan Expo/Rue Morgue show in Toronto every August. It is HUGE. HUGE. I can't express how big it is. People everywhere. Sweaty, smelly people. Awesome people. It is alot of fun.
with Adam and Holly
We also started taking the photo stories. They are sets of 3 pictures that tell a story. We have 2 right now- Jump and Visitor. They are, without a doubt, our best sellers. But it is difficult to come up with ideas that work with that style.
|Geoff with our first day set up at Fan Expo 2009|
with Dawn and Adam
All in all, our first show was great. We learned alot, set price points, made contacts. We got to meet another horror photographer, Joshua Hoffine. He is totally our hero, and gave us some great feedback on the photos.
with Dawn and Adam
a 2010 release with Bill
Fast forward to this year. We are confirmed and booked in 2 shows. We have approvals for 2 more, we just have to pay for the tables. We have leads on 3 more. Again, we don't have any new photos taken. LOL..we seem to work well under pressure.
I love doing our photos. I even like planning and the paperwork. I think we are moving in the right direction. I would like to move faster, but any movement right now is good. :)
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "new photos, new horizons."