Walter Iooss Jr. & Reuben Wu Sell NFTs of Their Photos

Walter Iooss Jr. & Reuben Wu Sell NFTs of Their Photos

Back in March, the artist Beeple sold a digital collage for $69 million. Photographers (and everyone else) suddenly took notice of this relatively new concept of blockchain-based ownership. In the past week, Phase One Ambassador Reuben Wu and longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss Jr sold pieces for nearly $60,000 each. Is it tulip mania or another mechanism for photographers to realize value from their work? In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the pros and cons of NFTs in the art world.

Also, Sotheby’s auctions off a set of William Henry Fox Talbot’s photos for $1.9 million, publisher Wildsam releases a Texas BBQ edition travel guide, and Emiliano Granado denies being a millenial.

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Merrill Shea at 1:14 pm

    Given the necessity for NFTs to utilize blockchain technology with its attendant carbon footprint, I won’t consider using NFT technology and will continue to sell my prints through galleries and online.

  2. Ray Laskowitz at 11:14 am

    Hey ya’ll. Walter Iooss deserving to get paid is an interesting concept. In his heyday, he was sponsored by Kokak, Nikon and a lot of others. He worked for companies like Coca Cola, ATT and so on.

    He lives in The Hamptons in sort of a compound.

    He’s been paid well and still is, NFTs aside.

  3. Carl Warren at 11:30 am

    Hello, thanks for the blog post, was wondering if these NFT’s might be a feature you could add to the site?
    More research on my end before, trying this type of service?

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