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I’m making T-shirts. WHAAAT?

Fascination Phantoms series #1 Haunted

Fascination Phantoms series #1 Haunted

Back surgery is not fun and this last one I had in November put me on my butt for a few months. During that time I started thinking about putting my images on a t-shirt. I used to own a few t-shirts from a company called Archaic Smile. They had these little patches on the front of the shirt and I thought they were so cool.
I went out and bought a sewing machine and tested out some cotton to see what printed the best. Figured out how to set my color from my Canon Pro-10 printer. Then I had to learn how to sew. You tend to watch a lot of YouTube videos while you are lying in bed for hours and hours.

I made a shirt. I wore it out to meet a new client and he asked where I got my shirt. “cool”. He was interested in it and really wanted one. I talked to my wife and put some feelers out in the social media and people thought it was a cool idea.

The idea is to take a small series of images. Title them like a record and the images are the songs. I like to think of my photography like music. I also wanted to give my images a different vehicle for viewing. Rather than in a gallery, why not on someone? I decided to make each shirt a limited edition of only 10. The tags are hand signed and numbered. Each shirt will also come with a 7″ art print, also signed and editioned.  Each shirt will be made to order and size will be determined then. I have made the 1st of the four images, all in large size.

How to actually get them to the public was interesting and I was suggested making a ETSY store. I just did that and now I am telling you. 🙂
I’d love to know what you think of this. I’m doing it for fun really. I just wanted to make myself some different shirts.

Here is the link to the ETSY store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARLUND

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