The way I got to shooting this year’s Virgin Radio & RFM radio hosts is worth telling! It might rise some interest among those of you starting in the business, I guess. Back in November 2008, the guy below emailed me about my work. I didn’t know this would shape the following year.
Get your work out!
Le Monde had assigned me to shoot TF1’s Laurent Storch. Eventually, they didn’t publish it. I wrote a note about it, though. Next thing I know, Sam Zniber (photo), RFM & Virgin Radio’s program director, founds out about it, writes me a couple of lines about how he likes some of my pictures, how we might work together some times. This was November 2008. Answered him right away, of course… I was having my first interesting gigs (Le Monde, Challenges, etc.), but I knew I also needed corporate assignment to pay for my equipment and stuffs.
No news for a few months. I was about to forget it when I received a call from Virgin Radio’s press office in February: I was asked to shoot & follow radio host Cauet during a special event in Strasbourg! Sure, why not?
This assignment gave me more confidence. Not only did I land a few other jobs with them before actually shooting their radio hosts, but I happened to be a little more straight-forward when meeting press photo editors. The whole thing got me on the rails, indeed.
Of course, I’m now a tad less shy when it comes to letting my work out. It seems unpublished photographs can help you having published ones! Now, if you excuse me, I must get my stuffs together to meet more & more press…