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Photography NFTs are only 1 year old. In such a short span, they have become a $750M+ category, earning artists $100M+ in proceeds and handsomely rewarding early supporters. Here are 10 photography collections that created the most value for their devoted patrons πŸ‘‡
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@DrifterShoots The top grossing photographer has been generously paying it forward, supporting emerging talent and collecting from iconic artists. His stunning collection includes works by @monaris, @kristophershinn, @ryanmillier, @eamonsphotoss, and 70+ other amazing artists.
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@billydeee_ Creator of the iconic collection Moments has been paying it forward in a big way, collecting from over 70 artists. I especially love Billy's collection of night street photographs by the amazing @karelchladek, @declanrmc, @illkoncept, @teemusphoto, and many more.
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@lightchronicler Creator of one of the top grossing collections Bikes of Burden, Hans has one of the biggest collections of photographs from around the world. In his gallery are works by the amazing @_cooperray_, @OmarZRobles, @TimRussellPhoto, @joeroblesiv, and 50+ others.
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@cathsimard_ One of the boldest innovators in the space, Cath has been paying it forward in a big way. Hers is one of the most diverse, wide-ranging collections I've seen. Introspective and relaxing, mysterious and inspiring. See it for yourself.
Here is thread of some of the AMAZING artists I've collected from over the last few months. I am extremely proud of my collection. Hope this thread makes you discover new talents! 1- @queen_incendi This piece tells the story of self image & self love, which I connect deeply.
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@dave_krugman One of the greatest photographers sharing stunning images of my beloved NYC inspired, onboarded, and supported 100s of artists. Dave's own street photos pair nicely with those of superstars he's collected from – @monaris, @declanrmc, @illkoncept, and many more.
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@halecar2 Creator of the iconic collection Carpoolers is a patron of many established and emerging artists, especially international talent. His collection includes works by @MMiliszkiewicz, @Otto_garza7, @cristinaDmiddel, @gallegosfer, and 40+ others from around the world.
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@benskaarphoto Ben creates some of the most amazing landscape and aerial photographs. His personal collection mirrors his own genre and features the most dramatic landscape work by such superstars as @DopplerJess, @whereisweatherb, @JWirtalla, @tomnoske_, and ~40 others.
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@mich_viljoen Creator of one of the most stunning collections From The Other Side, Michelle was early to start building her photography collection. Among the works in her gallery are those by some of the most iconic artists like @monaris, @billydeee_, and 30+ others.
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@KumasRizacan Creator of one of the most iconic collections Panoramic Portraits, Rizacan is also a big supporter of fellow artists. Many of the pieces he's collected are by international photographers, including @fraportelli, @priyankap_patel, @rbardin, @masisus, and others.
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@monaris Incredibly thoughtful, supportive, and one of the most talented artists who puts all of her heart into her work. Paola's collection is absolutely stunning and includes some of the top creators like @Hythacg, @billydeee_, @kristophershinn, @illkoncept, and ~30 others.
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@_cooperray_ Amazing photographer and co-founder of the leading artist platforms @obscuradao and @fellowshiptrust, Cooper is a big art patron. His landscape photography collection is especially stunning, with works by @BaberAfzal, @hijackharding, @blacksail__, @nathanielwise_.
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@GuidoDisalle One of the most renowned fashion photographers, Guido has collected from 30+ artists. His collection celebrating women is especially stunning and includes works by @megbatphoto, @roman_gutikov, @DaisaTJ, @dawidimach, and other amazing artists.
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@kj_brent Former NFL player turned photographer has collected from some of the most incredible artists. In his gallery are works by @benskaarphoto, @kristophershinn, @nathanabauman, @CodyConk, and 30+ other superstars.
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@Reuben_Wu One of the top grossing photographers, Reuben is a big proponent of editions. Expectedly, he owns one of the biggest collections of editions including @GuidoDisalle, @erubes1, @aylaelmoussa, @withhearts, @l4artiste, @Tylers_journey, @mesutfelat, and more.
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@MattDoogue Macro photographer andΒ keen conservationist, Matt is an avid collector of a wide variety of genres. His stunning collection includes works of multi-award winning photographers such as @gabriellamort, @jellyfire1, @TS446photo, @jaimedelpizz0, and others.
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@Hythacg Creator of 2 best-selling collections Rowhomes and Highrises has been steadily growing his art gallery. I especially like his collection of coastal landscape & dramatic scenery images by @njburnell, @tomnoske_, @chadtorkelsen, @gregsframes, and 25+ other great artists.
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@priyankap_patel Travel photographer Priyanka is an avid supporter of fellow creators and has collected from other 20 artists. I especially love her collection of female portraits by such talents as @ImBrendanNorth, @SanaIdrees__, @Julie_Pacino, @gracealmeradk, and many more.
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@AndrewOptics Amazing landscape photographer Andrew is also an avid collector. Browsing through his gallery, one of the themes that immediately stands out is fog. Beautifully curated and includes works by @chadtorkelsen, @jakob_lr, @shainblum, and @_alexqian among others.
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These 20 photographers collectively spent $1M of their hard-earned money buying other photographers' artwork: β€’ @kristophershinn β€’ @justinaversano β€’ @dave_krugman β€’ @lightchronicler β€’ @DrifterShoots β€’ @cathsimard_ β€’ @mich_viljoen β€’ @billydeee_ β€’ @halecar2 Continued
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β€’ @priyankap_patel β€’ @benskaarphoto β€’ @KumasRizacan β€’ @AndrewOptics β€’ @MattDoogue β€’ @GuidoDisalle β€’ @Reuben_Wu β€’ @_cooperray_ β€’ @Hythacg β€’ @monaris β€’ @kj_brent Amazing acts of generosity highlighting their utmost conviction in NFTs and dedication to their own visions.
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