A couple of years ago I signed on with a photo agent to represent me and my business. At the time it was a huge honor—almost no photographers get represented in their first couple of years of shooting, and I was signed with one of the top photo agents in the country.
It’s been a great two years. I’ve learned so much, from getting to know the advertising world to producing large-scale shoots. It really is incredible getting to work with the best in the industry.
That said, I’ve really missed running my own business, having direct relationships with clients and being accessible to everyone.
I’ve been noticing a misperception lately—I’ve poked around the industry and the general impression I’ve received is that most people today think I am either “too big” or “too expensive” to work with, and so they are afraid or reluctant to reach out.
This is the last thing I’d ever want people to think. I built my business on having face-to-face relationships with clients, working collaboratively, and being scrappy enough to create valuable work within any budget—even tiny ones.
So I wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to go independent again. Starting now, I’m back to running my own biz and it’ll be easy to work with me on projects of all sizes.
So, two things:
If you want to work together on a creative project of any kind this year, budget big or small, email me and let’s chat through ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to spread the word as much as I can that I am open for projects, and I would love your help (the easiest way to do this is to share this post). If you refer me to a job that is $1000 or more, I’ll give you $100 of my fees. If you refer me to a job that is $5000 or more, I’ll give you $500. $10,000 or more, you get $1,000. I’ll honor this through the end of 2017.
Thanks everyone. For those of you who have supported me since the beginning, I couldn’t have done it without you.
All my best,