The Value of Creative Work
(or “Shit Clients Say”)
My significant other is a fashion photographer and retoucher. She recently had a conversation with a new client who’s runs a hair salon. It went like this:
Hair Bloke: Hey, I’ve got a lead for you. Do you retouch passport photographs?
My GF: Not usually. It depends what they want.
Hair Bloke: Just retouching. Blemishes removing – that sort of thing. I know three people who want it doing before their holiday.
My GF: OK
Hair Bloke: There’s a place in town that does it for $7. Can you match that?
My GF: No, sorry. My hourly rate is quite a bit higher.
Hair Bloke: So, how much does this Photoshop thing cost then?