Quote Originally Posted by Private Dealer View Post
I doubt it, but you are playing in a different world now. I have been told credentials as a commercial photographer mean nothing in the art world. In fact speaking with other dealers, I have learned it can be a disadvantage except in the case of a very few. Have you found this to be a problem? PD
PD, first welcome to APUG. I haven't found this to be a problem and I think my training and background has been a distinct advantage. I think it all depends on the standards that you apply to your work, if you've been working in a more demanding area of commercial photography, like national advertising or editorial work, you might be better suited and trained to succeed in the art world. I also know of, and even assisted, many advertising/editorial photographers who did quite well in the art world. Avedon, Penn, Newman, Adams, etc all did commercial work.