Last month, I took a quick trip up to Boston, where I had the chance to review books on both sides of the table over the course of two days. I got to take in some beautiful fall colors on my flight up, then hit the ground running to my first meeting with Beam Interactive. The team was eager to learn about Wonderful Machine and our member photographers. We spoke at length about our roster, stock and production services. They loved the books I brought, especially Roy Ritchie, Darren Woolway, and Jamey Guy. They also mentioned a few exciting projects that we hope to collaborate with them on in the future.
The Beam team having a laugh while browsing portfolios.
The awesome signage at Beam Interactive.
I took a little hike across downtown Boston for my next meeting at Carter Halliday. I met with the principal designer to discuss how they use and source photography, and how we could work with them to find photographers for their higher education clients. He was really impressed with Porter Gifford and Gregory Miller.
I packed up the books and lugged them over to Harvard Square, where I met up with former WMer Kevin Brusie, who kindly gave me a ride to ASMP New England’s annual portfolio review. I had the chance to meet with dozens of photographers, including Maine-based WM member Séan Alonzo Harris. I had 15 minutes to speak one on one with them about their books, many of whom wanted to brainstorm potential clients and marketing strategies. The event was very well planned and managed, and a lot of fun. After the reviews were over, we had time to chat over beers and delicious food truck tacos.
Another successful round of meetings done, I packed up and headed back to Philly. Until next time, Boston!
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