"Yeah, pick up the phone and call. Emails are easy to ignore. If its seriously outstanding just make a point of calling the editor every week. Trust me, they will personally make sure you have a cheque in your hands quickly."
"Sometimes the reality of being a freelancer is it just takes a while to get paid. But if some place (or someone) is constantly late on payment the best way to send a message is to stop submitting images. Go to the places that are good about paying. If you’re a magazine editor and you get a photographer to shoot a trip or an interview, you expect the photos ASAP. And if that photographer sent in photos even a couple weeks late (nevermind months) you would probably not hire them again, right? Same goes for a client."
"@jaydelaney sorry dude. just got the 80-200 left"
"Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head with that last bit. A skate photog isn’t a pure documentarian in the first place. We aren’t flies on the wall. We stage something in the first place when we take a skater somewhere, when we bondo a spot—we instigate, we go out to get a photo rather than a sports photographer who sits there HOPING something happens. In that sense, we’re producers. Plus, we’re already manipulating the scene with fisheye lenses, flashes, etc. We’re aiming for aesthetics just as much as documenting the feat. So if there is a spectrum and on one end is a fashion photographer and the other end is a pure documentary photographer we are somewhere closer to the former. I don’t lose any sleep over taking out a filmer, flash stand, etc. But it’s a slippery slope with photoshopping for sure."
"Just wrapped an NPR story about the story of Love—while I was at it, I got Mike Blabac to tell me about some his favourite photos from that era. https://vimeo.com/57763010"
"Hey dude, sorry just sold it yesterday! @mikekazik"