today i read a post on a photography blog that i subscribe to, BREED. and the author got on there and wrote a post about how her mother didn’t support her and why it was important to cut people out who didn’t support your dreams.
and it was sort of sad when i realized that i had just read an entire post that described my own mother right back to me. how she “just wanted a backup for her daughter” and didn’t “understand how you could make a living off fashion” and wanted her to “marry a doctor and raise a family in the suburbs” and that if she didn’t she would become a “starving artist”.
personally, i don’t understand this. because in this day and age, from what i’ve seen, artists are actually doing quite well. and being a photographer is ranked at about the same unemployment rate as teaching, but my mom would be completely okay with me becoming a teacher.
everytime i mention a small success to her she puts it down by telling me i’m not getting paid for it.
me: mom, i got published in a magazine with 100,000 followers on facebook.
mom: who cares, you didn’t get paid for it.
me: mom, elite models, one of the top modelings agencies in the world, wants me to shoot their models.
mom: you’re not getting paid for it. they’re obviously using you because good photographers won’t shoot for free.
me: mom, i got signed with the licensing project. i’m gonna get paid.
mom: why on earth would someone want to pay you for your photography?
i know she only wants the best for my future. but i’m doing well and she’s still convinced that i’m going to see the light and be a physical therapist.
i’m getting tired.
with the licensing project. made an electronic signature for the case and will hopefully be able to use it in the future.
i feel pretty official :3
i am so insanely excited to announce that i’ve been contacted by the licensing project based in new york and london and am now joining their amazing roster of photographers for licensing and syndication.
it’s one of those moments that i can’t really believe it because half of my favorite photographers are under their roster and now i am too.
billy rood, jeff hahn, kerry hallihan, jennifer avello — all established, successful, amazing photographers on their roster.
it’s pretty official now. i’ve spoken on the phone with the managing director and they’re getting ready to put my portfolio on their site and to start licensing my images out. it’s really happening.