Folios & Editing

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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A powerful vision

What’s the one word that describes you? At CA+, an online folio review event late last year several of the reviewers (art directors, creative directors and reps) asked photographers this question. They’re ideas people. Of course they did. Luckily most the photographers I’ve worked with could answer it- if not in one word, in a

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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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These days: Works in Isolation

A few weeks ago I wrote about helping 28 photographers bring projects to life at the outset of the pandemic, when the world first went into lockdown. You can read that post here. The Series Project: Iso Edition, the online programme created by photographer and ex creative Billy Plummer and myself, set out to help photographers

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5 things to check when you’re presenting online

Just over a week ago I joined the faculty of Palm Springs Photo Fest’s inaugural online event as a speaker and reviewer. I ‘bumped’ into other reviewers and speakers in a Zoom ‘Green room’, and ‘met’ and reviewed photographers virtual folios in their dining and living rooms, studios and home offices. In spite of this

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