Com­mer­cial break­through

James Birtwistle de­cided to start sell­ing his images: here’s how he did it

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I’ve trav­elled the world work­ing as a sound recordist, and I de­cided I needed a cam­era of my own af­ter years of ask­ing col­leagues with cam­eras to take pho­tos for me. I worked my way up through point-and­shoots and then a bridge cam­era, and at the end of 2013 I de­cided I could jus­tify buy­ing a Nikon D7100.

By the end of last year I thought it was time to find an au­di­ence for my work, and a lo­cal arts and crafts fair seemed like a good place to begin. I’d vis­ited an event or­gan­ised by Cre­ative Ex­change, so I had a good idea of the kind of work

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