Fashion & Beauty Photography:
Please include the following assets and information in a submission:
-Title (or at least an idea for a title)
-List the creative team (model, stylist, make-up and hair, assistants, retoucher, etc.)
-List the clothing credits per outfit, unless the series is featuring only one designer or is a beauty shoot.
-Brief 1-3 line description/commentary on the shoot.
-High rez images up to 8MB per image.
*We don’t provide pull or commissioning letters nor do we accept mood boards. We do however try and review as many submissions as possible and feature the ones that we truly love.
*Each image within a submission should be it’s own image. Any submissions with 2 page spreads or filmstrips will be declined.
We’ve expanded our photography coverage to include journalism/documentary, street, performing arts, abstract / fine art, and (tasteful) nudes.
As with fashion photography we’ll be looking for submissions that blow us away, and consist of unpublished or recent work. Additionally, any submissions that follow a narrative and consist of at least 6 related images (read: photo series), will be prioritized above submissions that don’t.
Please include the following information in a submission:
-Model / Subject name
-Brief 1-2 line description per image or for the entire photo series if applicable to provide background.
-High rez images up to 8MB per image.
When submitting to us, please make sure to include:
-Title of the art work/series/collection
-Brief description or narrative
-High rez and High quality images of the work providing a number of angles and close ups. Any art submissions with low quality imagery will be declined (this includes both the resolution and professionalism of the shots).
-Optional video if applicable
-All submissions must feature multiple artworks.
-Please make sure to fill out your profile as well with your bio, social links and country.
To submit to Secdum, you need to be a rising fashion designer/brand or a representative of a rising fashion designer/brand. (Note: rising fashion designer/brand means you have at least a few where-to-buys or will be sold somewhere notably within the next two seasons.)
All fashion submissions must be accompanied by a photo editorial or lookbooks, style photography, or a fashion film and any interesting behind-the-scenes. We value achieving new points of view, while highlighting the quality of your work and craftsmanship. Make us gasp!, please. And be sure to include your website, where-to-buy, and brief bio. If you have a fashion-based app or website, we're looking for your best screen shots and demos. Be sure to include your web address and the inspiration behind the product.
Secdum Magazine’s Film and Video Section strives to provide a platform for creative artists working in a variety of audiovisual formats. We encourage submissions from any audiovisual creator who has made a concerted effort to produce a distinctive and original work. The quality bar will be set high, and we discourage artist's from submitting promotional videos or any work that doesn’t demonstrate an original voice and genuine aesthetic concerns. In other words: Save the fluff for your reel.
Categories include Short Films (Narrative and Documentary), Music Videos, Experimental Pieces and Fashion Films. Artists who wish to promote feature films may submit an unedited 3-5 minute clip from the film; trailers will not be considered.
All submissions must include the following:
-Title, Director, Country, Year
-For features and Shorts please also include whether its a Narrative or a Documentary and Runtime
-For music videos please include the Name of Director, Song Title as the title, and the Musician/Band for whom the video is for.
-For Fashion films please include Names of: Director, Designer, Art, Hair/Makeup, Models
-For films, please include a 3-5 minute unedited clip and short description of the scene/clip
-A brief (3-5 sentence) synopsis along with a list of festivals and awards.*
-A brief (1 paragraph) artist’s statement describing the intention behind the piece. (music and experimental videos only)
-Web address, if available and social links
Submissions that do not meet all of these criteria will not be considered for publication.
If a film/video is selected for publication, Secdum Magazine will request a brief 1-2 paragraph artist’s statement to accompany the film. In addition, artists selected for the Featured Artist category may receive an interview request.
*Music videos submitted to the film/video section should be submitted by the DIRECTOR and NOT to promote the musician. The focus will be on the aesthetic and technical qualities of the video itself.
We’re always seeking out fresh sounds, new tunes, and the people making them. At Secdum we’re looking to introduce our readers to an eclectic mix of up-and-coming artists from across globe in all genres.
To us a good submission is one with great production, as in the quality of the recording and mixing is at a high level. If we pop your song into a playlist next to some of our favorite artists, it won’t stand out, and instead fits right in. Beyond that, we’re looking for artists who have an intriguing style and make us want to hear more. Ideally, you’ll have a finished EP out along with strong promotional or Album imagery and have played some live shows of said EP. Lastly, anything else that makes you stand out the better. If you make cool music videos or have some great photoshoots, we want to see and hear about it.
When submitting to us please include:
-Link to a soundcloud song or set and Song credits
-Youtube or Vimeo Music Video Link if applicable and credits
-Artist Image / Album Art
-Links to soundcloud, facebook, and twitter
The newest addition to our creative arts coverage is the written word. The forms of writing we are looking to include are short stories, poetry, personal narrative, and exploratory articles/interviews about other emerging creative artists. Please include some sort of visual with each submission.
*There are no differences between the content that gets published on our website and the content that gets published on our magazine. If you get into the magazine, it means the content you submitted just happens to align thematically with the topic we intend to explore during a specific issue and time frame.
FASHION // BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER
CHAMPION Issue #6
To be a fashion photographer it seems that you need to have other talents to become great. Was this true when you went to school for graphic design? Why didn’t you take fashion design or marketing instead?
Another good question, I pretty much sacrificed my youth and enslaved my self to this industry.
I worked extremely hard and never slept, partied or went out. What agencies look for in photographers is quality and deliverance. But every agency is different and has different ways they like to represent their models. So your shooting style might not be for every agency and for the really big agencies like IMG and DNA it's all about who you know and who you have worked for. Credibility, quality, and reputation is what will get you through the doors.
I know fashion agencies can be a tricky business to please and get into and maintain a great relationship with them. What are some hidden secrets that agencies look for to become their favorite? What were some key advice that you were given in the past?
This question is funny. Becoming an agency’s favorite photographer is a lot of work and no play or pay. I build my relationships more with the models then the bookers because the bookers aren't doing anything for me but that model might be able to get you into a show or magazine down the road. Agencies have hundreds of photographers they work with. You are nothing but a number to them. The best way to leave your mark is shoot a few of their models, kill it, and then never hit them up again. It worked for me with Major models, and I still get model packages when they got new models flying into town.
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