According to a post on his blog and website, Peter Lik claims this photograph, entitled "One," sold to an anonymous buyer for One Million Dollars.
US? Or Zimbabwe?
Does not say. Could be any number of currencies which use the term dollar.
Maybe he paid himself that much to give the photo to his mom?
I don't know. I think it is a fine photo of implied fall colors and white birch trees.
But, $1,000,000? Does the buyer think it will appreciate in value?
And the whole story is kind of strange. This is the "only" print. Did he destroy the negative? Is it film? Digital? Obviously he scanned it.
Hey, if I paid 1mil for this, I would want to know there were not a million idiots blogging my picture all over the place.
Sour grapes, you say? Nah. I wish him all the best. Just more proof that photography is all a mind game, like selling air, or internet service.
Just find the right buyer... and Bob's yer uncle.