Monday, March 14, 2016

The Photobook - how to get your work out there...


It was a pleasure to be in Wellington last weekend to participate in PHOTOBOOK NEW ZEALAND in its inaugural edition where Kiwi (and some Aussie) practitioners took a hard look at the current state of the world of photobooks.
It was particularly pleasant to participate, along with acknowledged experts Anita Totha and Bruce Connew, in a panel discussion investigating ways to get your work out into the global market place.

Seeking a little inspiration I resorted to a few pointers, scribbled on the back of an envelope from my friend and colleague Antoine D'Agata. It seemed to me if you could follow these points you could do no wrong.

1. 90% of life is showing up (Woody Allen)
2. Take the long view - 30 to 50 years
3. Make your work authentic
4. Don't try and be famous
5. Don't show dodgy work to everybody who has ever drawn breath
6. People work with people they like
7. Luck has a lot to do with it
8. Get naked, make porn

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