Asia Assignments

Post review blues

If you’ve ever had your folio reviewed, whether at an event, online, or done the rounds of ad and design agencies, you may have experienced that wonderful post review euphoria. (They LOVED my work! They even contacted me! I am complete! ) But after the trillions of briefs failed to fly in the door (wait

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Who are your people?

As I write this Email I’m sitting at the Sherwood Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand. The mountains beyond the veggie garden are snow clad. Firewood is being chopped somewhere in the distance. The music is damn good. I could have stayed at the more expensive Hilton Resort and spa. But this is my kind of

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There’s always another shot to add

It’s easy to find excuses not to make yourself visible, or take that step to contact ideal potential clients, or dream photo reps. One of the best ways to do this is to procrastinate. To delay or postpone something because it’s boring, unpleasant, or scary. A hurdle if you will, that gives you an excuse

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5 ways to ace an online folio presentation

In the last 12 months the only way to meet with many creatives, art producers, photo editors and agents has been online, often via Zoom. Even here in the Southern Hemisphere where we’ve had relative freedom, many clients have changed how they work, and may not be in the office as often as usual. In

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Charisma is overrated

There’s a rumour out there that building great relationships with people in the ad world, getting them across the line on estimates, and continuing to work with them requires a certain amount of charm. It explains why I hear lots from photographers who curse their genetics and wish they were more charismatic. But it’s not

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The Bangkok Curveball

Patpong, Bangkok. The red light district. It’s dark except for the cacophony of flashing signs and pools of light as doors open into sweaty bars. Sue Stubbs and I are weaving our way through a throng of mostly men, and into the bowels of a seemingly never ending warren of alleys. We try not to

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How to reach some of the busiest creatives in the world.

I first arrived in Shanghai on a freezing day in February. That night, creeping to my hotel window with horror, I watched as the sky filled with sepia coloured smoke and almighty bangs ricocheted between buildings. I literally thought World War 3 had begun. But no my friends. Fireworks. The next day snow fell, gracefully

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