As you know, if you have read my other blogs, that I still class myself as quite new to working with models. Saying that, i have now shot my 50th Unique model, on my 75th Photoshoot.
It all started with a fabulous model, by the name of Ivy Tenebrae. We did a shoot in Stockport, which became a sort of fantasy type shoot. Fairy's and so on. We had such a great time doing it.
A few weeks later, she contacted me to do another one, for a jewellery designer, I agreed. This time we would be working in the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool, in the grounds.
We did the shoot, went really well.
Time passed. If this was TV there would probably be a montage here. :)
One evening I was tagged in a photograph by Ivy. I looked and it was 2 of my images that she had sent to a magazine, and they looked awesome.
I contacted her, and we chatted about it for a little while. I was thrilled.
Ok, published now, in a South African alternative magazine, and with full credits as the photographer, for which I also thanked Ivy as some models do overlook that, and in some few odd cases will deliberately avoid giving credit where it's due, but not Ivy. Now I had a taste for it, i wanted more.
One message sent off to the editor later, and with a reply of "We would be more than happy to print more of your images, how about a feature on you?" I almost fell off my chair. A feature on little old me? Wow
So once I picked myself up off the floor, had a drink, and calmed now, I started to sort out several images and of course I had to write the article to go with them. When it was all ready, I sent it in. Then the long wait. Cue another montage if you like :)
It also turned out, that the edition I was planned to be in, was the magazine's 1st Anniversary issue.
The release day arrived, I had waited and waited for what seemed like years, but was only a couple of weeks, and they announced the issue had been released.
Wow.... awesome is too small a word for it.
My images looked amazing, they put my name on the front cover, the whole article was out of this world. So of course copies were bought and paid for and thanks to my fiance, Mary, I have a beautiful framed picture on my wall, of some of the images and the cover of the magazine too.
But the fun doesnt stop there.
I had put in a cheeky little comment about my future, and how I would love to do more work for a magazine, hint hint, like theirs.
The editor got in touch and asked if I would shoot some stuff for them on a regular basis.
Once more sat on the floor with shock, ha ha
Yes yes yes, of course I would. A brief was sent, the images were used an published again.
This is why I call myself the first official UK photographer for Kultur Mag, because I am, :)
I have now been published 6 times in the magazine in the last 7 editions, and I'm trying to let them shoot a cover, which one day may pay off. Fingers crossed.
Here is a link to the magazine's facebook page
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