Ugly as a Picture

May 19th, 2008
Gwyn Headley

by Gwyn Headley

Managing Director

A picture buyer stopped by our stand at the BAPLA Picture Buyers’ Fair the other day.

With pride I showed her samples of our members’ finest, as good as if not better than any of the images the other picture libraries had on display.

“Isn’t this stunning?” I enthused.

“Of course,” she replied. “All the pictures I’ve seen on every stand have been absolutely stunning. And you know what? I’m looking for practical, unfussy, clear, everyday pictures of everyday things. I need to see pictures of wheelie bins, bus shelters, street furniture, Japanese knotweed, chewing gum on pavements, that sort of thing. And not one stand has them on display.”

I gulped and swallowed. “We can get them for you!” I offered bravely.

She smiled sadly and moved on.

I vowed we really could do something. So when you get Jacqui Norman’s next Newsletter, please read about the IPSV — the Integrated Public Service Vocabulary. It’s a big project, and fotoLibra is ideally placed to handle it.

Next time you see a fantastic sunset, turn your back and look at the litter bin.

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One Response to “Ugly as a Picture”

  1. Gary Lucken says:

    Or do both…