Jun 23 2019

PHOTOS

Photo by Arthur Pollock

Hi Gang. It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here. I think sometimes you just gotta take a break and go cruising for a while. But, we’re back in action and there is a new issue on deck.

This is going to sound complain-y, but it also re-shapes and informs me. It’s the submissions.

I am honored and flattered to get submissions to our magazine. My favorite part of this whole thing is to meet like minded photographers out there all over the world. But, most of the stuff coming in is still way off (submitting color studio photos) or under “developed” (I never shot photos before, here’s my first roll of b/w, here’s the entire roll.)

This tells me that maybe I am doing a bad job somewhere. Maybe not enough info on submissions page, maybe not enough descriptive text in our “marketing” like social media or website. Or just simply not enough outreach to the types of photographers I do want to work with. I think it’s a little of all of the above.

Anyways, my work is cut out for me. I will make a better submissions page. I will start writing articles again and try to share more photo philosophies. And I will do more out reach.

Just felt like sharing. More pages, more zines, and more books coming up!

6 thoughts on “PHOTOS

  1. It’s funny that you mention this because it’s something that I’ve also noticed especially on social media under the “#hepotd” i don’t wanna use the word “polluted” but that’s just how I see it. Seems like people are taking the shotgun approach in terms of throwing a ton of photos out there and hoping one of them will be featured, regardless of submission guidelines. Maybe I’m wrong?? Just my own observation.

  2. Yeah, that was supposed to be “Hamburger Eyes Photo of The Day” and I feel too that it got blown up and not in a good way. It’s another reason we ended the forums, it became a photo dump but I don’t really want to create another Flickr or Tumblr or IG. But I do want some sort of community, so we will keep the magazine always open to submissions and then everything else (social media) will be, for lack of a better word, advertising for the magazine.

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