Starting in the photography field is difficult but this is one crowd I don't have to convince. For that reason, I've taken to surprise-interviewing friends in the industry for the most unedited answers to our questions. This is access to people I wanted during my first years, and now I am making sure other photographers have what they need (and what I needed when I started out).
For this video, I've interviewed the editor of Men's Fashion Post Magazine. The editor has single-handedly built an Instagram account bigger than more conventional periodicals, works with the top brands and now releases his own fashion magazine in the form of a newspaper.
Men's Fashion Post has created ads for a number of brands like Aldo, GQ Magazine, Four Seasons Hotel, Ralph Lauren, and Google.
Eff Ulloa (Editor of Magazine) invited me over to his office and I thought I'd give him a little surprise interview to help all the photographers who want to phonograph for a magazine. Ulloa was forthcoming and gave great insight into his process of picking some of his photographers.
- How he picks his photographers for his editorials.
- Do they have to be a known photographer?
- How can photographers better present themselves to stand out?
- What should photographers avoid?
- And a couple other tips along the way...
This is one example of many magazines. MFP is a growing brand and they've often reached into the community to discover new talent. Some magazines may not accept submissions the way MFP does, but one thing they all have in common is the request for solid work from a consistent photographer.