For many years, brick and mortar art galleries were the only way an art
collector could purchase fine art photography prints. Typically located in
wealthy communities like Carmel-by-the-Sea, Jackson Hole, La Jolla, Las Vegas
Strip, Manhattan, Santa Fe and Santa Monica; photography galleries cater to a
very elite clientele. There are also historic photography galleries such as the
Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley.
Many art galleries work on a consignment basis with photographers. There is
no guarantee of sales and the cost of production often falls on the
photographer. With high overhead costs for both the gallery and the artist
it’s a very high-risk endeavor to enter the gallery business. The pressure to
keep the lights on is high so it leads to safe art choices that are more likely
to sell to the clientele. I believe that art should be accessible to everyone
and not just a small percentage of the population. Art doesn’t have to be
low-quality or cheap to be accessible however. My fine art photography prints
are available for purchase 24/7 on fineartphotographyprints.com.
Let's answer some questions about photography art galleries:
Which photography galleries are worth visiting? The
Weston Gallery and Photography West in Carmel, The Ansel Adams Gallery in
Yosemite Valley, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica. Galen Rowell’s
Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California, was also another great
gallery which unfortunately closed up shop in 2017.
Why do fine art photography prints cost so much at art
galleries? The more successful galleries are located in locations
with very high real estate prices. With high real estate costs comes higher
wages and everything else associated with high cost of living. Those costs
are passed onto the art buyer.
Do you exhibit your photos at brick and mortar art
galleries? A dozen of my California Wine Country ChromaLuxe metal prints are currently on display at a gallery on the Sonoma Coast. I also participated in a few art shows for charity when I
first started out and sold a few pieces. The business model doesn't really
work for me though. However, I have also worked with a gallery in Carmel on an art consulting project. I’m always open to
participating in project-based work as opposed to consignment work however
as project-based work is more likely to be mutually-beneficial.
How can I buy fine art photography prints if I’m not at a photography
Browse my website galleries for my print collection then call or email me
with the Photo ID# associated with the print. I have a small, exclusive
collection of limited-edition prints and
a larger collection of open-edition photography
prints for sale. If you’re looking for something specific and can’t
find it on this website then let me know. With an image collection of 150,000+
images I might already have the photo available. If I don’t have the photo
available, I’m available for commissioned work. Commissioned photography
includes the option of exclusivity. I can create unique, one-of-a-kind
photography prints just for you and no one else.
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Fine art photography prints by Richard Wong. This online gallery features my photography from the past two decades. In addition to showcasing my fine art prints, fineartphotographyprints.com was created as an educational resource to answer common questions for prospective art collectors. I mainly specialize in landscape, nature and travel photography. My photography has been published worldwide and I have publishing credits in many different publications. My fine art photography prints have sold to private collectors, art consultants and business owners. Exclusive limited-edition prints and premium open-edition prints are available for purchase. Please reach out to me via phone or email if I can assist you with your art installation project.