‘Meatloafs’. That’s the word a photographer recently used to describe some of his more frustrating clients who work in the sports world. It’s not surprising really. Many people who book photographers direct are non-visual. And it’s not limited to ex-rugby players. Marketing managers, event organisers and corporate executives are simply not (usually) terribly visually eloquent.
If you’ve ever seen the James Bond Film ‘Casino Royale’ you might remember the crazy urban free-runner leaping over scaffolding and cranes. That was Sebastien Foucan, who featured in a global campaign one of my photographers shot several years later. On the shoot I was amazed to see that in order to bounce off frighteningly
Yesterday I pulled a poor woman from the surf, wide eyed and frightened. She’d been tipped off her boogie board and was clutching it weirdly from upside down, like a beached turtle. She was terrified to let go lest she drown, and waves crashed over her face as she strained to keep it above water.
Happy new year! (Yeah I know we’re a week in but a girl’s got to have a break.) In my last post I gave you some prompts to acknowledge how much you achieved last year. If you missed it you can find it here and I strongly recommend you give it a go. Today I
It’s been another tough year for many photographers- if not financially, emotionally, and I want you to be proud that you made it this far. As 2021 draws to a close I encourage you to wrap up your year by mind dumping all your successes, achievements and wins. Take yourself off somewhere quiet and make
If you suffer from impostor syndrome you may feel that you don’t deserve receiving help, kindness or compliments. You might find yourself mumbling self-effacing comments, passing the credit onto someone else, or struggling to accept any kind of praise about your work. You are not alone. In fact a staggering percentage of people struggle with
You’re in a meeting with an award winning advertising creative, or an agent you’d love to rep you, and they ask the dreaded question; ‘What have you been up to recently?’ What do you say? Do you suddenly draw a blank, forget everything you’ve been doing, decide you’re an abject failure and make excuses for