Looking for work and a plea

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As you know, if you are a regular reader of this blog, I take a mean photo of scale models, if I do say so myself. You’ve seen some of my images and can judge for yourself, but I do think I have the knack.

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I have been trying on and off for the past couple of years to gain a foothold in the UK modelling press as a freelance photographer of models, layouts, etc. I had a colour portfolio booklet printed, which I sent out to several editors and publishers. Disappointingly, I only got one indirect response, and even that hasn’t led to any work. I just can’t seem to break into the business at all, and I don’t know why.

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Rather than go for a reprint of the portfolio with updated images, I have opted for a PDF version instead. Hopefully, you can click to download it from the image above. It’s around 3MB. Please download it and share it around with my blessings. If you can’t download it, please let me know and I can email a copy or provide it somewhere a download works as expected.

So, I need to ask a favour. If you know anyone in the print or publishing industries in the UK who deals with railway or other modelling titles, I would like to get contacts for editors and publishers for those titles. Personal contacts and recommendations would be even better. Please pass on to them my portfolio, point them at this blog and my Flickr collection of model images

I really want to start getting some work in the model railway press in the coming year. I don’t ask for much, just a break to get my toe in the door would help. Thank you for your indulgence.

 

4 thoughts on “Looking for work and a plea

  1. I’m going to see whether I can blag a free ticket from the usual suspect who gets me in. Last time I went there were some interesting seminars about digital books. I was being an information scout on such matters.

  2. That’s a thought, Paul. The problem is even when I contact an editor directly, I seem to be shouting into a hurricane. Emails are just ignored. That’s just plain rude.I have one other ace up my sleeve, a contact with someone who is already a recognised model photographer. He may be able to spread the word. So far, though, it’s a frustrating job to try to get into.

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