Hello Everybody, I’m here to kick off the first ever EDDY PULA INTERNET PICTURE TAG SALE. Now remember that I’ve never done this before, so please treat me with kid gloves, and handle the prints with archival cotton gloves (naw once I get the money I don’t care what you do with them, sure is expensive toilet paper though) I stole the Idea from Michael Johnston over at The Online Photographer, his pragmatic Midwestern democratic way of getting art to the people inspired this, so Thanks Mike! Why does art have to be only in dusty museums? Why does art only have to be in ugly vainglorious McMansions? I don’t think the status quo is really the best way to disseminate pictures or ideas so instead of complaining I decided to do something about it! Also I’m broke and out of film so there’s that reason to!
Each picture is hand printed in my darkroom (except for the finale, but we can all just wait for that) A-F are 8×10 rc prints from 35mm negatives I have shot in the past 6 weeks, those are all priced at $20, and are an open edition (but so what, grow up or shut up, its only 20 bucks, what do you need a certificate of authenticity too) but as of now, and probably forever, each print is an kinda closed edition of 3 with 1 for me!
H-Lambda (yeah I got kinda carried away and ran out of alphabet, so I switched to pig latin) are all 11×14 fiber prints from either 2 1/4 square negatives or 4×5 and are priced @ 50 bucks and there is about 5 copies of each. I sold a couple at a show last October and some got destroyed at the closing ceremonies of the famed Other Side Cafe, did you know that Nan Goldin used to show the ballad of sexual dependency there? She went to the Museum School and its only like half a mile from it but anyways I digress. If you are curios I will write a little info on the back along with my signature, like where and when the picture was taken.
Finally prints X and Z are freaking huge inkjets made with epson paper and ink, I don’t even know how big they are… wait a second for whatever reason they are 24×31 inches big and were overseen by my teacher Matt Connors, he told me I wouldn’t be allowed to take any more pictures or be let back into class till I did justice to these two and he basically taught me the proper way to photoshop and the right songs to sing to the giant epson printer so it wouldn’t screw up your pictures (they like ‘row row row your boat gently down the print, merrily merrily merrily life is but zone IV and sepia tint’) They only hung once, for a finale critique and they were well received by the likes of Frank Gohlke, Nick Nixon and Abe Morrell, so if its good enough for them… One problem is they were so heavy I had to drive push pins right through the corners, but a matte job or even cheaper, nice paper cutter will fix that and give you the slightly more even 24×30 prints, so fashionable in the salons of Paris! Other than that they are perfect! There has to be at least 200 dollars worth of ink in them so how about $200 a piece!
Each print will be shipped in a cardboard sleeve, with a mystery gift inserted, what will it be, 4×5 contact prints, some random negative, thing I find on floor? Send me your money and we’ll find out together, but just to show you the idea, here is a picture of the highlighted script I wrote for my first lecture, it was for Irina Rozovsky’s sophomore seminar at the Art Institute of Boston, I left it at home and had to make it up on the spot but they didn’t call security so I think it went well. That kind of priceless eddy memorabilia is what we are giving away today with every order, now where are you gonna find another deal like that?
Ok so here is how we are gonna do it, you pick your prize by leaving a comment on the bottom of the blog, tell me your name and which letter of the alphabet soup picture you want, that will be your claim and it’ll be in public so there won’t be any funny business, then email me at email@example.com with your address and I’ll calculate shipping (dude I’m working with a big deal importer exporter, he even has a label maker and scale and everything!) which will be extra, but we’ll keep it as cheap as we can, even international shipping, cause this dude get and ships all over the globe! It looks like lower 48 states will cost $6 and I’m sorry but International shipping will be $20, but I’ll make it up to you foreigners with extra mystery prizes! Then you paypal me firstname.lastname@example.org (weird I know but Bula is the only guy I can trust with all the monies) and I’ll sign it and make it out to your girlfriend or spinster aunt or whomever and throw in your mystery prize and its out the door with the next UPS shipment! The prints are already made so all I need is new collectors for my old and new pictures! Come on folks, pick a picture any picture, there’s a winner born every minute but you gotta be in it to win it, am I right?