Why, in thee hell, does everyone want to become a photographer?
Maybe it’s because if you make it into the elite group of heavy hitters you will become rich, make your own hours and endlessly satisfy your need to shoot pictures.
Land a huge pharmaceutical job? Guess what, you’re going to get paid a $350,000 creative fee.
Tired of working? Block out your calendar for a month long vacation.
Want to be creative? Cherry pick the editorial jobs with cool subjects and assert complete creative control.
Don’t believe me? I have evidence to back every single one of those statements.
It’s certainly getting harder for people to make it in this industry and there’s some nasty shit that goes down sometimes but guess what? I meet with people every week who are having the time of their lives (I know, I know, goddam jerks).
What are you waiting for?
I prefer wallowing in the trenches.