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NYCFotoworks 2014

November 13th, 2014

by Sean Stone At the end of October, I had the pleasure of once again reviewing portfolios at NYCFotoworks. Nothing beats a day in New York, meeting with terrific photographers from all over the world! I arrived in New York with a few minutes to spare and a long day ahead of me, so I grabbed a quick lunch at Patiala. Powered up on Indian food, …

New York Diary: JWT, Rodale, Bon Appétit, Rolling Stone

July 2nd, 2014

by Sean Stone Last week, Karrisa, Alex and I headed up to New York for an action-packed day of meetings and portfolio reviews. The day began with the three of us in the beautiful (and enormous) offices of JWT. Many of the art buyers we met with already used the site regularly to find photographers, but were happy to learn about our production, stock and crew resources. The …

Detroit Diary, Part I: AutoWeek, SMZ, Union Adworks

August 23rd, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Hello! Welcome to this month’s Portfolio Event Diary, where our heroes Craig Oppenheimer and Wesley Kays-Henry (that’s me!) travel to the Motor City of Detroit to share photography portfolios. We had a lot of ground to cover, with six meetings scheduled in two days. Although we didn’t make it to Canada (spoiler alert!), we had a blast seeing the current and former …

New York Diary: HGTV Magazine, Baron & Baron, Havas Worldwide and an Adorama Panel

March 21st, 2013

by Sean Stone On a grey and drizzly morning last week, Kayleen and I hit the road for another thrilling day of New York meetings. After a long car ride through steady rain, we finally made it to HGTV Magazine. We were fortunate to meet with Photo Director Barbara Ovrutsky, who doesn’t normally take portfolio meetings. She made an exception though, and was able to …

Marketing: Portfolio Meetings

January 25th, 2013

by Kayleen Kauffman The start of the year always brings about changes and new beginnings. Here at Wonderful Machine, the New Year means lots of requests from photographers wanting to work on their portfolios, website edits and marketing materials. I also see a big spike in photographers traveling and showing their work to prospective clients. One of the most popular marketing consulting services we offer …

North Carolina Diary, Part II (Luquire George Andrews (LGA), BooneOakley, WrayWard)

December 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci After four meetings that took us from Raleigh to Greensboro, Kayleen and I ended our second day in North Carolina at Lewbowski’s Grill in Charlotte. There, we met with some of our Charlotte crew—Dhanraj Emanuel, Peter Taylor, James Quantz Jr, Liz Nemeth and Tibor Nemeth—and threw back a couple of cold ones. Unfortunately, I couldn’t convince anyone to try Lewbowski’s specialty drink, …

Expert Advice: One-On-One Portfolio Reviews

December 4th, 2012

by Kayleen Kauffman One-on-one portfolio reviews should be an essential part of any photographer’s marketing plan. It’s a great opportunity to get your work literally under the noses of decision makers at ad agencies, magazines and design firms. We’ve found that creatives are more likely to work with photographers they know, and meetings are a great way to solidify those relationships. It’s your opportunity to …

New York Diary: Marie Claire, More Magazine, Fitness Magazine, NBC

November 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci Looking back, we probably should have expected that driving in New York shortly after a hurricane would be problematic, but on November 15, Paul and I drove in for portfolio reviews blissfully unaware of the traffic horrors awaiting us. Things were going smoothly until we started seeing signs directing us past the Lincoln Tunnel, then the bridges. Eventually, we had to enter …

DC Diary (Discovery Communications, GMMB, Ritz Carlton, Smithsonian Magazine)

September 24th, 2012

by Sean Stone Our recent trip to Washington DC began with a lesson learned: when renting a car, it’s not a bad idea to call ahead and make sure they’re not “upgrading” you to a vehicle the size of a bus. This can be a problem when traveling to a major city where parking is scarce. Kayleen and I left early in the day, sailing …

New York Diary (This Old House, Essence, Time Inc. Content Solutions)

July 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci Portfolio events are one of the best parts of my job, so it was with a smile that I set out for New York City last Thursday with Kayleen Kauffman. Arriving in Manhattan early, we had plenty of time to figure out how to turn left in a city filled with “no turns” signs. Once we finally found our way—breaking a few …

Denver Diary (Skiing/Ski Magazine, Crispin Porter, Gyro, Cactus, Integer & Phase One)

May 29th, 2012

by Kayleen Kauffman This month’s portfolio events took Craig Oppenheimer and me to the Rockies! With five reviews and a Phase One presentation lined up, we loaded four Tenba cases with books, promos and WM swag, and started our journey to Denver, Colorado. We landed safely at the Denver International late Tuesday afternoon. After passing some suspicious looking murals, we hurried off to the first …

Academy of Art University 2012 Annual Spring Show

May 26th, 2012

by Bill Cramer Earlier this week I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in San Francisco for the Academy of Art University 2012 Spring Show. I’m not sure I had even heard of the school when I got a call from them a few weeks ago, so I was surprised to learn that they’ve been around since 1929. They have over 18,000 …

New York Diary (BBH, Starwood Hotels, Parents Magazine)

March 5th, 2012

By Craig Oppenheimer Our February portfolio event kicked off with an early call time at Wonderful Machine headquarters. Enjoying the unusually warm weather, Jess and I arrived in New York City and unloaded our gear for meetings in the SoHo and Tribeca neighborhoods. Our first meeting was at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (otherwise known as BBH), whose clients currently include Google, Sprite, Vaseline and British Airways. …

NYCFotoworks

November 14th, 2011

By Sean Stone Recently, I headed back up to New York to participate in another thrilling installment of NYCFotoworks at the Canoe Studios in Chelsea. As is usual with Fotoworks, the number of very talented photographers was as impressive as the list of reviewers. It’s safe to say that this review has an excellent reputation. Last spring, I met with one photographer who came from …

Paul at ASMP NY Commercial Portfolio Review

October 24th, 2011

by Paul Stanek For the sixth year running, ASMP NY hosted its annual Commercial Portfolio Review. This year, they were kind enough to invite me to participate as one of their reviewers. I was thrilled to get up to New York and mingle with such a fine crowd and review some books. My trip was off to a peaceful and contemplative start—I gazed nostalgically at …