Your Artist Statement and Images Featured on the F/Stop Spot!
There are so many amazing photographers and artists; each one with a unique style and approach to photography and design. In a world full of artistic noise, it can be hard to be noticed. Instead of just randomly linking to photographers and artists that we think are awesome, we are creating personal pages for each one who is interested in being featured. Each featured page includes an artist statement describing the artist’s work and favorite images. The idea behind this project is to increase networking and awareness among the many talented (yet sometimes invisible) photographers and artists around the globe.
How it Works
Virtually any enthusiastic photographer or artist can be featured on the F/Stop Spot. This includes an artist introduction on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and a personal page showcasing up to six images of your choice and an artist statement. We also include several links back to your website or blog so that visitors can learn more about you and view more of your work. Take a look at an example of the format we use here.
This is a win-win deal! We are providing the hosting, bandwidth and other resources to make you look like a rock star and get new exposure as an emerging artist!
How to Submit
There is one catch – you do have to put in a tiny bit of effort! To be featured you must write a short artist statement about yourself and your images. Think of this as a chance to market all of your hard work in a unique way. Here are a few questions to help get you on track to writing a high impact statement about yourself:
- Where are you from?
- How long have you been a photographer?
- When did you first get interested in photography?
- Do you prefer to shoot film or digital? Why?
- Do you use any other materials in your work?
- What type of photography interests you the most (e.g. landscape, portrait, etc.)? Why?
- What or who inspires you?
- How do you prefer process your images (unprocessed, black and white, gritty, etc.)?
- What processing tools do you typically use?
- What are your goals for the next five years?
- Do you have any other interests?
These questions are just a guide to help get you started writing a statement. Feel free to expand on anything that you think is relevant to your work as a photographer and artist. Try to include fun and interesting things about yourself and your images. We are more than happy to help edit your statement for grammar and spelling if you need assistance.
Your artist statement should be 350-1000 words long (feel free to go longer) – remember that this is a chance to tell others about yourself! Send your statement and three to six images (at least 575 pixels wide) to us below. Amateur and intermediate photographers and artists are encouraged to submit and each person will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We look forward to hearing from you!