NICK TURPIN

New Representation

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I am very happy to announce that I am now represented in the UK, Europe and the Americas by the charming and dynamic Terrie Tanaka.

Terrie impressed me with her energy, commercial knowledge of the industry and appreciation of the photographers role.

I look forward to working with her and her team.

Check out the Terrie Tanaka roster here.

 

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  1. Posted on March 10, 2013 by Paul Bence

    Hi Nick,
    Firstly congratulations on being represented by Terrie.

    Just a quick question for you about the benefits of being represented by an agency and how you go about getting yourself represented? I’m getting bits and pieces of advertising work through contacts I’ve made but a little unsure of the benefits of an agent and the right process of trying to get one. Also I’m sure like any industry they have the good ones and the bad ones ? Any particular agencies you’d avoid ?

    Thanks
    Paul Bence

  2. Posted on March 21, 2013 by Nick Turpin

    Hi Paul

    Sorry for the slow response, the system flagged your post as spam and I only just spotted and rescued it!

    Generally I think an agency only takes on photographers who are already working and they enable them to do more work by completely handling all promotion and production so that the photographer is left to be an artist. Quoting, producing, invoicing etc. all takes up a lot of time and mind space for a creative photographer who should really be out making new work and shooting commercially. This industry is about ideas and creativity and craft, that’s what we as photographers should be out working on.

    I think you may find that instead of good and bad agents there are more suitable or unsuitable agents for your style of work, many are very fashion orientated, others are very advertising orientated. You need to go and meet them and get a feel for the vibe of the agency, almost like shopping for a new house, I think you know when it feels like home.

  3. Posted on April 3, 2013 by Paul Bence

    Hey Nick,
    No worries, not a problem I’ve been called worse things than spam before ! Just to say thanks for replying. One final question, Are you going into see these agents with “Digital work” i.e on an ipad on laptop or do you think it’s important to have a printed book. I’ve read lots of info favouring both ways but I’d be interested to have you’re take on the subject. Thanks again. Paul

  4. Posted on April 3, 2013 by Nick

    Paul, I still use a printed folio of about 35 images but I take an iPad that is loaded with all my projects and commissions and moving image stuff, this allows me to show them examples of the kind of work that appeals to them from the printed book. Often the conversation goes in a certain way, they might have a job on that is portrait based and I can show them more portraits on the iPad etc. Also they will often ask to hang on to a folio to show other people which is a good thing but I am not inclined to leave an iPad with them.
    I think there is a place for both.

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