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Could have been famous...

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Sherlock77, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Just a little reminiscing as I continue to sort through old e-mails

    11 years ago I was asked to contribute photos for a poetry book being published, photos of poetry slam performances here in Calgary, the book was being published somewhere in the United States... And it paid money too! I was rather happy

    Then I waited, and waited, and waited... Finally got in touch with them again...

    I’m sorry it’s taken some time to get back to you, but they have reached a decision with the cover. Unfortunately, they have decided to go with another cover. It was in no way a reflection of your work, everyone loved it. It had more to do with the concept and what was right for the book. I will check on your flickr page often and feel free to send emails of new projects you’re working on, as I’m always looking for new images to use on our covers. Thanks again, James.

    I remember being very devastated, things haven't got that much better over the years, I'm still not famous, I do have lots of lovely comments from people but still have no grand accomplishments... :rolleyes:

    Also I have since learned too that when dealing with graphic designers, as they said above, it often comes down to design concepts, it's nothing personal but unfortunately someone gets shafted...

    Here is what could have been :(

    Poetry.Meyer.jpg

    First time I've done this, looked up what they actually went with instead

    Poetry.Meyer 2.jpg
     
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  2. Wolfsage

    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    Just as a thought. Even fame has its problems.
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. A situation that I was in periodically in having to deal with web producers and game designers who would give me a nebulous outline of what they wanted in the way of a computer game product website, and then disagree with the initial web comps I designed. Ugh. :(

    Sometimes felt like it was a no-win scenario. :oops:
     
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    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I'm just reminiscing, that's all, I know at the time I could have used the money rather badly :rolleyes:
     
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    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Or... The positive spin, they obviously thought my photos were good enough for a text book cover, and the design aspect and final decision were out of my hands...
     
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