Something lost...lives on in stock


posted on 22nd of september, 2011

Over the last 4 years of doing stock photography I have photographed many a household item. Several of those items have subsequently been lost, stolen, sold or broken. For some reason I find it satisfying every time I get a sale for one of those items ;) Here are a few:










What do you have in your portfolio that you no longer own but still keeps paying the bills ?

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Posted by Joezachs on November 04, 2011
One more.
Clicked in the morning and consumed by noon.
In fact I thought of clicking this when I saw it on the kitchen table ready to be made into a nice side dish (and it was yummy)
 Banana flower 
Posted by Eclecticelegance on October 02, 2011
Wow...that's a really interesting perspective. :) I don't think I really have much in my portfolio that I don't have any more, but now I'll be thinking of that when I do more isolated objects.
Posted by Scottysally2 on September 27, 2011
You will have lots of great memories in your port folio. :)
Posted by Alvera on September 27, 2011
Reading your post I remember a short film about stuff made for dump, find it here: http://storyofstuff.org/electronics/
Posted by Antoinettew on September 27, 2011
Eaten:
 Blue mussel isolated on white background 
Spend:
 Throwing money in the dustbin 
Thrown away:
 Two opened cardboard packages isolated on white 
Broken:
 Black telephone 
Posted by Bradcalkins on September 27, 2011
@Maigi - indeed, after doing stock photography for a while you start getting a pretty nice collection of memories that you wouldn't have otherwise...
Posted by Maigi on September 27, 2011
Nice... that was the initial purpose of photography, isn't it? :) To help to keep memories. :)) Nice pics, Brad. Have lots of beautiful memories!
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 23, 2011
Memories forever kept in the world of stock.
Posted by Afagundes on September 23, 2011
Interesting topic, I didn't sell them as stock, but I take pictures of all my old t shirts before giving them away.
Posted by Marilyngould on September 22, 2011
Not lost or broken, but my golf model friend has moved away :( Each time one of his images sell it is a fun reminder of a great day! :)



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