As someone who makes a full time living working as a photographer I am often asked for advice on how to get started and how to make it in this career. Despite the seemingly impossible odds, it is in fact quite possible to make a fantastic living in this industry. Former assistant to Mario Testino, Alexi Lubomirski, has created one of the best videos I've seen describing the persistence and tenacity required to succeed. If you are looking for a dose of motivation I highly recommend giving this a watch.
Alexi Lubomirski begins by explaining how he got his start as an assistant to Mario Testino, and as you can imagine, it was not an easy task. He gives us an insight into just how much perseverance was necessary to make that happen. Ultimately Lubomirski attributes most of his success to networking and by looking back at his own career he is able to demonstrate exactly how crucial that was for him. Hard work and meeting the right people is exactly how this game is won.