Taking Photos and Minting NFTs at the Ends of the Earth, With FOTO’s John Knopf

Daniel Kuhn
Daniel Kuhn

16 Mar 2023 5:43 PM

The Emmy award-nominated photographer discusses the early days of Bored Apes, digital culture and turning an industry into a community using crypto....

  • Good photography requires technical skill and artistic sensibility, making it fit for experimentation in Web3.
  • Photography NFTs took a while to take off, but John Knopf, an Emmy Award-nominated landscape photographer, was an early adopter.
  • Knopf helped found FOTO, a collective geared at training artists to work in Web3, and curates members' art to exhibit at sponsored galleries and events.
  • Knopf's work has been featured by Red Bull, USA Today, Billboard Magazine, and Google.
  • The NFT market has become more cutthroat during the bear market, with a focus on trading.
  • Knopf sold a Bored Ape NFT for over $1 million after someone accidentally sent him the funds.

The article has a positive sentiment overall, highlighting the potential of Web3 for photography and the success of Knopf and FOTO. However, it also acknowledges the cutthroat nature of the NFT market.

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