How much money would you be ready to spend on a nice print ?
The recent change in piggies spending rules (http://www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2011/08/12/changes-to-piggy-spending-rules) is the sign of a problem that needs to be solved: whether if the amount of piggies distributed to users needs to be (1) constant or (2) proportional to the increase of users, lomography needs to find a way to compensate for a loss of money. We live in a capitalistic world and there’s not much to do about it.
But we can at least forget about it for a few /125th seconds every day.
Here’s a possible solution. And your reactions could help this idea become a reality.
The only question becomes: ‘How much money would you be ready to spend on a nice print?’
I have billions examples in mind. Take this one, for instance, I would be ready to pay 50$ to have a big enlargement of it in my living room. I would.
If a lomoPrint section was available on this website, I would click on it, and order an enlargement of the shot (by entering its url). A direct link from the picture would be even better.
Then, I would spend 50$ (MAX, huge enlargement) to order a print from lomography (who deals with the printing and shipping) and 5 to 50 piggy-points that would go directly to the author of the picture. In that case michaelback . The price of the picture being at the discretion of the author.
This would be a nice addition to the website, and to my living room.
A custom framing option would be nice too. Or I’ll never find a frame for this one:
This would solve the initial problem: the number of total piggies circulating remains constant, just flowing between users, and, lomography makes more dough. And maybe later, the amount of dough will be such that lomography could increase the amount of piggies distributed.
Now, I would love to hear what you think about this. I am sure your reaction will be heard at the highest spheres of lomography headquarters. Namely a kine of Dr Evil with an Austrian accent and a fury one-eyed cat on his lap…