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    1 Million Dollar (US) photograph

    Nice to say (because bloody good luck to him) my Aussie mate who now is based in the States, has just sold his first 1 Million Dollar Photograph !

    I'm sure thats going to get people going - but the print only costs so much and the time it took was only so long, but hey, someone paid it and he sold it. So my hat goes off to an old friend who has managed to put a value on his work, and has had someone recognise and accept that.

    Here's the story:

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...113307384.html

    Calling it "the best shot I have taken in my lifetime," world-renowned photographer Peter Lik has sold his first million-dollar photograph, which he calls One: a fleetingly beautiful nature shot captured on the banks of the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire. The purchase amount for this work places Lik in rare company. The buyer, a private art collector represented by Joel Ehrenkranz of the law firm Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP, completed the purchase in December and asked to remain anonymous.
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    Cool! I love Peter Lik's photos! Here is the picture as it wasn't on the link you posted, http://blog.peterlik.com/bid/58038/P...-FOR-1-MILLION

    It is lovely...fine line between photography and impressionist art! Lovely colours.
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    good luck to him I say.

    Cheers David.

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    Fantastic really. Good luck ? I don't believe in luck, lots of hard work across a career and a singularly special photo
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    Likky was kind enough to give me one of his books last year - the Big Book - wild understatement - it weighs over 40lbs/ approx 18 kilos !! - quite amazing

    http://books.peterlik.com/products/p...rsary-big-book

    And yes lots and lots of hard work on Likkys part

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    well " good luck" as in good on him, well done.

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    That's a fantastic story and looking at his gallery I am very impressed with his work.

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    Fascinating photo.

    And agreed, it's more than luck, it'd be long hard work to build his business and gain a reputation that enables his work to be put in that sort of marketplace. Besides the image itself, that's what can command those prices.

    An 'unknown' who may have fluked the same image would be relegated to an obscure flickr page.

    I personally can't see a million bucks worth, but hey, good on him.

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    Also a ' good on him '. Very impressive site and photos.
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    Wow congrats to him! Looking forward to checking out his photos when I get home
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    Congratulations to him! I was recently up at Noosa and saw one of his galleries - he has some great photos!
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    Half his luck! I haven't ever heard of him before, but I'll look him up!

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    Good for him and great for the industry.

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    now there is something to aspire to.

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    Looks like 'Blue Poles" to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    Looks like 'Blue Poles" to me
    Ditto
    In the art world, they say it is worth, what the last person paid for it.
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    Stunning image! How wonderful to know that his work has paid off and a photograph was considered such a valuable art work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ving View Post
    now there is something to aspire to.
    ^^+1 to that; that's really awesome - gratz to him

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    I've been to Liks gallery in Noosa a few times. Nice photos.... bit pricy I thought. Amazed me how much he cranked up photoshop to the point where the colours are unrealistic but i guess its a style ....which obviously pays well. On one visit to his gallery an assistant did explain to me the complicated process they go through to get the larger than life colours on the prints. All very trade secret stuff i was told. I've seen big negs barrel scanned and put in photoshop and it is all too easy to overcook the file.
    Well if Peter Lik can do it, I'll start cranking that sat slider over further.

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    I can't see $1M either, but more power to him - a tog getting a high price like this for his work ultimately benefits the whole industry. It is a lovely image
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