Magazines are peaceful to look at. More exciting when my own images are getting pages in the magazine.
This all started a few years back when I was self-educating myself on photography. I was also unaware of the difference between fashion, glamour, editorial etc. During this time, I wished for some kind of validation. Which I believe will help me in setting my correct learning direction.
Firstly there is no guide to coach the exact or nearby path. So out of desperation, I was trying out several ways. Magazine idea is also one of the several ideas.
Secondly, I got several collaboration invitations. Altogether, I shorted some of them and they proved to be very successful. Although they were collaborations, I had a lot of creative control over them.
Third I grew my connections with models and makeup artists. Due to my VFX background, I am in touch with many producers. As a result, they do hunt locations for me.
Lastly, I am in contact with magazines regarding their submission process. They do not charge but, if selected, I’ll have to buy a copy from the magazine.
MAZE OF CRITERIA
Above all, each magazine carries its own selection criteria. Basically, getting rejections gives me motivation and strength to do better. Towards the end, I started getting happy even with the rejection mail.
All of a sudden I got my first selection from Envie Fashion Magazine. Such a huge relief and content. Not only now I am hopeful, but also it boosted my confidence. Slowly my confidence is growing with each selection. In other words, I am trying to differentiate the close borders between all the fashion genres.
Firstly, I always ask fresh models to take chances for magazines. Secondly, the only expense is time and hard work. The whole team meeting is a must before the scheduled date. This helps everyone to know and understand each other better professionally.
Lastly, trust the photographer and respect all the team members.