I started this website in March of 2013 because some NYC art buyer friends said something to the effect of, “I can never find any good photographers in Texas”. Seriously? Austin probably has the highest per capita talented photographers of any city in America. So I started the blog, begged a couple of people to help me write for it, and we produced some really great interviews with photographers, art buyers and photo editors.

As anyone who has started a blog knows, it takes a lot of work to keep one up. It takes good content, constant marketing and a real passion about your subject matter to build an audience. I’ve been lucky to have a team of smart, funny and awesome contributors doing just that.

These contributors are all talented photographers themselves, who already wear more hats than most professionals could imagine. The fact that they take the time out of their busy lives to blog for this site is pretty amazing.

I hope that one day this site will attract advertisers and sponsors. Our site traffic has grown steadily over the last 12 months, and we’ve had some very popular posts that have been shared all over the blogosphere (do people use that word anymore?).

But while I wait for a corporate rep to show up at my house with a wheelbarrow full of cash, I would love to raise enough to help compensate the writers.  To that end, I’m excited to announce two new initiatives which I hope make I Love Texas Photo sustainable for many more years to come.

I Love Texas Photo Shop

We are now selling fine art prints by Texas-based artists, as well as tote bags, notebooks and other photo-themed goodies. The archival photos are printed by Austin’s own Agave Print and our totes and tees are hand screenprinted by local shop Kong Screenprinting. All print proceeds are split with the artists. It’s a great way to support local artists and have something unique and special on your walls.

Are you interested in selling a print in the store? Please contact us.

Writers Fund

We’ve started a writers fund. All proceeds are go to the contributors. Every little bit helps, plus you get to choose some pretty cool thank you gifts!

 As a thank you for you donation, I Love Texas Photo will send a gift your way.

  • $5 donation : ILTP Sticker and Button
  • $20 donation: ILTP Notebook
  • $35 donation: ILTP Tote Bag
  • $75  donation: A goodie bag with all the ILTP swag!

 

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