Thursday, April 15, 2010

Print at IKEA

Over a year ago I received a phone call from a company asking to license an image of mine for print production. I was in the process of moving to the Philippines and all my files were on a slow ocean going freighter and I said I would get back with them when I got set up again.

My computers with the files showed up but by that time I was busy adjusting to a new environment and forgot about it. Six months later one night on a bus in Manila I got a call from them again about the image. They were so anxious to get the license they offered a $1000.00 advance against royalties and I figured what the heck.

We agreed to go ahead with this, I signed a contract and the process began. Finally after close to eight months, last week the image is on sale at IKEA stores world wide.

The reception of the image in the first week has been overwhelming. I have received numerous emails from people telling me how much they like the photograph, how good it looks on their wall and asking where it was taken. People are asking about ordering prints of other images on my website.

I feel very lucky right now and excited. Here is the image. It was photographed in Northern Vietnam near the Chinese border.