Thursday, August 16, 2012

An interesting follow-up

On August 5th, I posted a photo I took in Santa Fe at their farmers' market. Although I rarely photograph people, I liked the look on the face of this man as he watched his wife arrange flowers.

Two days ago I received an e-mail from the man's son. His father passed away last December. He saw his father's photo on my blog, liked the colors, and wanted to purchase a print. The easiest and most cost-effective way for me to do this was to upload the photograph to Fine Art America. That way he can select the size/price/format he wants and will quickly receive the photos. And if other members of his family want prints, that's easily accomplished.

I don't mean for this to be an ad for Fine Art America. What I really want to say is that I'm pleased I created something that had meaning for someone else. And now, when I return to the Santa Fe Farmers' Market, it will no longer be just a fun place to photograph, but will have an especial poignance for me, remembering the look on the man's face, standing next to his wife, surrounded by flowers.

Here's the link to my blog post: http://carolleigh.blogspot.com/2012/08/national-farmers-market-week.html

And here's the link to FAA so you can see how it's presented to the customer: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/naranjo-carol-leigh.html

©Carol Leigh

4 comments:

Linda Heinsohn said...

Carol, What a lovely story! Thanks for telling us about this. I agree with you that the look on the man's face is so tender and touching. I love that they are surrounded by the beauty of flowers and fruit yet they both appear peaceful and content at the heart of it all.

Jo Murray said...

Great story, and very satisfying for you. It is what artists would all agree on... that they want their work to move someone.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Carol for sharing this story. You touched someones life deeply in a very lovely way.
JC

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing the story. What a wonderful gift for that son & other family members.