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?
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 ...