Anonymous asked: How do magazines get ahold of your work? I guess, what’s the key to getting published, do you think?
This question is actually a little bit difficult to answer because it is actually quite different for every magazine. I’ve had magazines contact me because they saw my work published elsewhere and liked what they saw. I have also had magazines google a bands name and one of my photos came up so they decided to hire me for a future project. Other times my name is recommended by a manager or a publicist or the band themselves.
I think the key is to shoot a lot and make sure you are always producing the best work you can. It sounds so cliche but people will eventually begin to take notice. It definitely doesn’t happen overnight but the best advice I can give would be to not concern yourself with what everyone around you is doing. If you only make it your goal to take better photos than the ones you took yesterday, then you will always get better. I have been a photographer for over 10 years now and I still feel like I have so much to learn. It really is a never ending quest. The second you think you know it all is the second the guy behind you comes blasting past you and makes you look like a chump.
Just keep on shooting.