Follow footballers foodchain.
Q: I’M A FOOTBALL FAN. FOOTBALL AS IN “FOOT” AND “BALL”—WHAT THE AMERICANS CALL SOCCER. I WANT TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE BEST PLAYERS, EITHER ON THE FIELD OR IN THE STUDIO, LIKE GARY LAND DOES. MESSI IN BARCELONA, IBRA IN PARIS, DOS SANTOS IN LONDON, HUMMELS IN DORTMUND. YOU GET THE POINT? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? WHAT PATH TO FOLLOW? WHO TO CALL?
A: Take a look at the photographers shooting the work you want to shoot right now. I would bet that there are more Starbucks employees within a ten-mile radius of you than there are photographers—in the entire world—shooting the type of work you want to shoot. Right?
Find those top shooters and study them. How’d they get to where they are? Research their paths. I’m sure you’ll ...