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June 7, 2021

I was ready to give up, sell my gear, and get a real job

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Your portrait style just isn’t strong enough…we’re looking for photographers with edgier work – but thanks anyway.” This was the 5th time in a row I had been told that my folio sucked. I was absolutely gutted. This last blow was delivered by Dave, an art director from one of Melbourne’s most well-known advertising agencies. Back then, I was 25 and had just spent the entire day schlepping my folio around in the hope that I would land my big break and pick up the Coca Cola account – and a couple of other big brands – before lunch.  All my appointments that day pretty much went the same way *flick, flick, flick* of the pages of my folio… Silence… Followed by “Thanks” with a tight smile. “Your work is not really what we are looking for… but… “ I can’t remember what else they said but...

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