The Art Rush: An Expert Guide to Collecting and Investing in Fine Art Photography (Author: Laura Cope).
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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Whether you are now planning to start your own fine art photography collection or bidding fiercely on multimillion-dollar art pieces, you need to know exactly what you are doing. The art market can seem daunting and intimidating to many people because they have no confident criteria by which to judge the prices and quality of works of art.

Reliable information about the intricacies of the fine art photography market, compiled in a systematic presentation, has been difficult to come by; and while knowledge is far more accessible today, so is misinformation. Whether unintentional or deliberate, inconsistent information makes it tricky for collectors to filter and apply accurate knowledge.

This book demystifies fine art photography collection and investment. Laura Cope provides you with all of the necessary tools to understand the art market and navigate it effortlessly.

The Art Rush is the first of its kind, and it unlocks the secrets behind a successful fine art photography trade. This comprehensive guide is essential for collectors and investors, both novice and established, who are interested in acquiring fine art photographs. Laura’s fresh perspective on the technical aspects of photography, combined with the wealth of knowledge and extensive connoisseurship of her lineup of world-expert contributors, will provide you with invaluable, immediately useful insights and concrete information to keep you from making investment mistakes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Most people talk about taking risks; Laura Cope lives it. After eight years of studying to become an orthodontist, and on the verge of graduating with her second master’s degree, Laura decided to resign and pursue her passion for fine art photography full time. Laura’s wealth of knowledge and her extensive background in research, combined with an art history education at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, has enabled her to comprehend the nuances and trends of the fine art market.

Laura’s fine art education was far from the traditional: while most learn about fine art by reading books or sitting in a classroom, Laura had the privilege of travelling throughout Europe with her mentors to experience the works of iconic artists first-hand. This unique, practical education has allowed Laura to connect with art at a cellular level and to understand the profound role of art in society and its value to the world. As a consequence of her upbringing and travels, Laura also speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian fluently, and she enjoys a secret passion for wine connoisseurship.

Despite her dedication to multiple passions, Laura moves audiences most deeply through her thoughtful and tenderly expressive photographs. Laura Cope is a fresh voice and rising talent in the art world, being one of today’s premier emerging artists to utilize photography as a medium for artistic expression. She is the creator and visionary behind the “gold, black, and white” developing technique. The delicate touches of golden highlights give Laura’s images refinement and distinction. Her photographs appeared on National Geographic's website in competition for Best Photograph of 2013, and her private collector base includes prestigious collectors, including Hollywood actress Sofia Milos, star of The Sopranos and CSI: Miami.

Laura’s images have been praised for their finely polished technique, ravishing beauty, and impeccable presentation. Laura demonstrates innate composition maturity and astounding expressive gifts, leaving collectors stunned by the depth and power of her vision. Her fascinating thought process is oft-lauded, and critics have considered Laura’s work a “brilliant and profound paradox.”

Laura’s full commitment to raising awareness and providing information about photography as an essential medium of expression in the arts has led to her recognition as an artistic innovator as well as an industry expert. In 2014, Laura received the EXPY Award from the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers.

Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about photography, Laura Cope is undoubtedly a multi-faceted artist. Her deep dedication to her writing career is reflected and reciprocally amplified by the scope and depth of her photographic pursuits.

Laura’s engaging and down-to-earth style will captivate you and render your foray into fine art photography a highly enjoyable journey. This book is the first of its kind and combines Laura’s transparent perspective on the intricacies of photography with the undeniable expertise of some of the biggest names in the photography and art businesses.

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