Thanks for all of your comments on the previous article. I think we’re beginning to get a little bit sidetracked into questions of why do night photography?, and differing philosophies towards location impermanence. That’s all fine and well, but the point of this exercise is to help further establish a language about abandoned places night photography (APNP) that connects this work to earlier precedents in the photography and art worlds.
My main purpose in this task is to help educate influencers in the art world and customers in order to better promote this type of work. The question is involves a combination of self discovery, art history, and marketing. Reducing the mystery of APNP down to more simple concepts that can be more easily understood by both the art world and the general public will benefit all photographers working in this genre.
I’m looking for clues to how successful artists in similar genres position and sell their work — specifically what language gets used — what is it, why is it great, and how come I should buy it? I’m not sure how positioning APNP in the context of urban exploration will go over in the art world. Telling the story of APNP in the context of conceptual art realm and including reference points such as well known photographers like Jeff Wall or Gregory Crewdson seems to be a stronger bet for adding an extra zero to the price of your prints.