Who printed it?
I looked at many different printers, some local and some of the larger mass production places. In the end, I went with Agency Access as the printer as I was able to bundle many services together and their printing for this type of promo was perfect. Since I was adding to my marketing list through their database, it made sense for them to print and mail.
Who designed it?
It was designed by Sara Jane Kaminski, a wonderful designer in Boston. She had been recommended to me by several different business associates, and we’d been talking for several years trying to find the right opportunity to work together. This was the first project that we worked on together and I was very happy with the results. Sara came up with the template for emails and these printed bi-fold promos and I switch out the images and type.
I used to send promos in the clear plastic/cellophane envelopes that everyone uses now. An art buyer in Florida emailed me to say that he had loved the images, but he had thrown the promo in the trash because of the plastic sleeve, as was his practice, and he hoped that the trend of using these envelopes would soon end. I am an environmentalist at heart, and that really stuck with me. Since then, it has been very important in the mailer design, that they can ship without an envelope. Sometimes, they are damaged, but I think that is a fair trade to avoid decorative plastic trash.
Who edited the images?
A great photo editor in Los Angeles, named Kathleen Clark, was recommended to me several months ago when I was looking to re-edit my website. We are in the process of finishing up the edit and redesign, and the site will be launched soon. Since she was so familiar with my work at that point, she was able to pull together these 5 images together very quickly.
How many did you make?
I am printing 1000 of each mailer and sending them to agencies, magazines, and photo agents
How many times a year do you send out promos?
I am sending out these mailers 6 times this year and am designing a larger promotional piece to coincide with the Olympics in Rio.
What project did the promo images come from?
This was a promo that went out in the winter and used images that I shot at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I was working there for the International Olympic Committee. One of the images was selected for the the American Photography 31 Annual Book. This was the first promo that went out for this year and was the first to go out with Sara’s design.