I've refrained from chiming in on this thread for a while, but the genesis of this thread to me smacks of a shill. I'm not going to say Ryan had anything to do with it, but to me it seemed like something David Spivak would do to pump his magazine.
To answer the original poster's question, what you really need to look at is, do you like his work? does it have artistic merit in your eyes, and would you still like to look at it on your wall 20 years from now? If the answer to the above questions is yes, then you should by all means buy his work. If you are looking at it as purely an investment, you need to consider other factors, including the ones mentioned above.
Ultimately, you are the only person who can decide if buying the work of a given photographer is an investment you are willing to make. Frankly, buying any living artist's work is not an investment, it is a gamble. If you are looking at artwork as an investment, don't spend any more on the work than you are willing to lose/consume.
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