Originally Posted by Violinist
So here's a question about photography.
How would you assess the price of the work of a talented young up and comming photographer? I'm interested in fashion photography, and it seems that many of them who have just gotten a few big jobs are around $1000 for a print of maybe 5per edition. Is this fair?
How do I try and establish fair market value so that I know I'm not getting soaked, and if I think the guy is being a little adventurous, I can say something?
I'd say that $1,000 would be FMV for, lack of better works, "up and coming" photographers. An edition of 5 is great, if you look on ClampArt at a lot of the other photography on there from someone who may have one book, if that, there are prints in an edition of 15-20 that sell for $1,000-$2,000. I'd also take into account print size. Unless you are buy a vintage photograph I'd personally expect something to be at least 10x10 for that price.
However, with a fashion photographer I'd make sure that everything is in fact signed and numbered. If you're buying it from a gallery make sure to talk with the owner (or the photog if from them directly) and just ask for about how long they've been in the industry, how long they've been selling prints, etc.
Who was it that you had in mind?