What does /p/ think about /p/eter Lik?
Was this Nigga nigga an inheritence baby or what? Even if that Phantom shit did NOT sell for 6.5millie and has NOT sold an almost half billion worth of prints this nigga owns 20 million dollar houses and like 20 art galleries or some shit.
Peter Lik, like Uncle Terry, like most successful photograhers, is all about marketing, sales and networking.
Financial success in photography has very little to do with talent, and is mostly about establishing a brand and making people want your work. Or want to work with you.
Peter Lik isn't horrible, it's tough to do really large work. If you haven't been to one of his galleries, I highly recommend it. Get up close and personal with some of his large prints, the quality of the print and framing is off the charts.
Are there better photographers overall? Totally. Do they matter. Not at all.
He figured out how to part idiots from their money, which is what we are all secretly striving for.
I don't have any resentments towards his business practices, except that I think he as a person is a douche.
Basically he scams rich people and takes advantage of the inflated art market by pretending that his work is art.
Read the New York Times article. It explains everything.
>Peter Lik (born 1959) is a photographer from Australia
what can i say.