This photoshoot with Lílian was fairly successful in my city. Many
people got to see the photos, two were featured in the local
newspaper, and people really liked the photos...
So you'd think that people would take interest in hiring me to take their photos. But nooooo... that's not the case. People here think I am expensive so they hire cheaper (and extremely tacky) photographers to take their photos.
But not only they hire cheap and tacky people, so many of them also try to copy my photos!
I really do hate copycat, because for one they want to make people believe they came up with an original idea, when they didn't and second, if they try to recreate an image, very likely they think they can do better and this is disrespectful, to say the least.
The other day, I was quite surprised to see the album of a girl who
had shown interest in work with me. The photos were taken at the same
park (Arthur Thomas) I shot Lílian and they tried to find the spot I
shot her, but they went to another point in the park where the access
is also not allowed (not even close to the same spot though).
At first I was really irritated, but then I laughed. The photos turned out lame and tacky. Serves them right.
I have just posted more photos from this day on my blog, and if you would visit and leave a nice little comment there, I would really appreciate! :)