Back from London
OK. I had super busy week. I had a meeting with photoeditor Kate Edwards of Guardian and the meeting went good. I mean I didn’t had a story to offer, but she really liked my work and we exchanged information how we could cooperate in the future.
I met also editor of Foto 8 Jon Levy. I presented my Flower power him and he sounded intrigued. The project is not yet finished and we talked to meet again in May and then he’ll decide if it’ll be published.
I had meetings with two greatest agencies in the world Getty and Corbis. Getty meeting went really good, but crucial person for the meeting was ill and couldn’t join us. We discuss generous plans, so I might go again to London to discuss the matter throughly.
By a recommendation of my friend I went to see important people at Corbis who are dealing with ZEFA hi-end stock production. I was told that my creative portraits are as made for them, but guys couldn’t believe I brought portraits with me. They said is not what they do, but I’m still not convinced, that aesthetic applied in my portraits is not for them. Anyhow I don’t want to do stock photography at least not until I can do reportage and portraits.
A lot of options are open, but basically it comes down to one question. Can I develop from local photographer to a global photographer? I know how to take pictures and I have a network to sell them, so it comes down to the production of stories that are interesting throughout the world. I’m aware that I’m in the position where I need to care of my family and can’t afford to live of my savings, so I decided to do it on a long run. For this year I have two stories in mind one in South Africa and one in Ukraine.