Promoting ArtisansIf you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably know one of my firm beliefs is in supporting artisans in creating their craft business. Sure, I also promote The Silver Hook (I’m an artisan, too :). I believe that many economic and environmental problems would be helped with a shift to supporting small businesses rather than large corporations. In this spirit, I have started accepting applications for blog interviews (if you are an small business artisan, send me a description of your work or website link to info@TheSilverHook.ca). This interview is with Sandi Corbin of Blueberry Bay Photos – a very talented photographer who brings focus to unaltered surroundings, including her love of the sea!
“My images are what some people would call “pure” photography which means that for the most part, I don’t manipulate them digitally.”
- How did you start in your field?
- Where are you located, and where can your work be found (online, in stores, markets, etc)?
- How would you describe your creations? What makes you unique compared to a similar artisan?
- Could you describe your artistic process? Where do you find inspiration?
- What advice would you give to a beginner artisan?
- How do you market your business?
On Etsy, I am part of a team of all female photographers from across the globe. We are in the process of creating a photo book called “Still: the art of living” composed of selected images from the team members. It is an exciting project and hopefully will be a good marketing tool.
I have done a few local arts and crafts shows since I moved back and while I enjoyed participating, sales could have been better. I have been investigating other avenues that might be more suitable for my work.
- What goals do you have this year?
- What is your favourite creation?
Just that your blog is great! It’s full of great information for artists and crafters of all kinds. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much Sandi! I love both your landscape and your eye for shadows.