Foreword

Q: HI SACHA. THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION, AND THANKS FOR WRITING THIS FOREWORD. AS A SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR AT ROLLING STONE, YOU MUST SEE A LOT OF WORK FROM PHOTOGRAPHERS. I’M A FAIRLY NEW PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE EDITORIAL WORLD, AND I’M WONDERING WHAT CATCHES YOUR ATTENTION ENOUGH TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL A PHOTOGRAPHER YOU HAVEN’T WORKED WITH BEFORE. IS IT THE QUALITY OF THE WORK? IS IT A GUT INSTINCT? YOUR NECK CAN BE ON THE LINE WHEN WORKING WITH SOMEONE NEW. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO IS OR WHO IS NOT GOING TO WORK WELL WITH YOU?

A: Zack,

Knowing what this book is—and its aim to demystify for beginning photographers certain aspects of what it means to be a working photographer—I really should have expected this very question. I hope I ...

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