Getty Images invited me to license these photos for their stock library. Yay! Praise God. These were posted at Flickr and somehow Getty took notice. I find it amazing that none of these photos were taken with the original intention of being marketed. I took these pictures because it is what I love to do. Though I have aspirations of getting my work noticed, I never take pictures because I think they will sell. Fortunately, there are those that can do the marketing for me because I would make a poor salesman. And yet if somebody approached me for a print I usually am obliged to conduct business with them. It used to make me uncomfortable but I have become used to it. That brings me to the second reason why I shoot images: I love to share. Sharing comes with its unintended consequences. Sometimes, it can be viewed as obtrusive. Hence, a simple acknowledgement can go a long way (hint- hint).
Thanks for your enduring support. – R