Social Media and a photographer’s dreams.
These days Social Media seems to go hand in hand with any business model. Lately, I’ve been contemplating Social Media and a photographer’s dreams. I’ve been a Facebook user for years now and also have a growing following on my Facebook business page. In Spring 2016 , my “website guy” encouraged me to join Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I signed up reluctantly and much to my surprise, I have enjoyed at least two of these social media venues. I’m not very active posting on Instagram but I enjoy browsing through the fun photos. Although I initially started posting to Instagram daily and I still do manage to post photos there weekly, but for me, it never really “clicked”.
Twitter dreams and Ralph Lauren Stores
However, I do enjoy the brevity and access of Twitter. I love that I get to post a photo, a website link and a brief few lines about the image or my offering or a few clever words to draw people in. I especially enjoy what I call my Twitter Dreams! Twitter enables me to tweet directly to some people and businesses that otherwise might be difficult to get access to. It’s still unknown what this access might bring, but a girl can dream! Will Ralph Lauren’s social media manager actually click on that spectacular black and white stallion photo that was tweeted to them and then inquire about ordering 10,000 prints to be framed and sold in their stores. After all, they have over 11,500 stores world wide so that isn’t even one photo per store. A few months ago I was shopping at the Ralph Lauren store in Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. I noticed while walking through the stylish home section that they offered some beautiful black and white horse photos for sale. I stood there contemplating and comparing those images to mine- I did what many artists do- hey, mine are better than that. No offense to Richard Phibbs but I do think mine are comparable and in some cases better! They were not taken on the Polo field, but you can’t tell if his were either. It’s a different style, but a girl can dream-So why not dream!
“It’s not just you wear, but how you live, and what you surround yourself with. It’s a world beyond fashion, beyond trend. The world of Ralph Lauren. ” – Ralph Lauren
Twitter Dreams and Artwork in Hotels
Another fun Twitter Dream is tweeting direct to Art Consultants and Hotel Designers about purchasing some of my really big Horse Photos for the Hotel Lobby’s. I have had several customers in the Art Galleries tell me that my horse photos belong on a large wall in a Hotel or Hospital. So, off I go tweeting to locations like The Luxury Hotel Group showing them images of my 5 ft large exquisite Fine Art Horse Photos that they could be showing off in their hotel lobby or Penthouse Suites. There’s even high end Hotels in ranch locations like Jackson Hole Wyoming that would truly benefit from some horse and cowboy images: Four Season’s Jackson Hole. No reason why their Interior Designers couldn’t see my tweet and be aligned with the idea of showcasing my work in their Hotel.
As I said, a girl can dream and manifest! I’ve done pretty well so far this year with 4 Art Galleries, an amazing website, and an engagement, so I see no reason why the momentum can’t continue on.
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Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Arts Prescott Gallery, Sedona’s Village Gallery , Easy Street Galleria in Carefree and Dragonfly Arts in Cottonwood.