When I Was Young, It Was All About the Heat

When I was 30ish, I got serious about my photography.

 

I started shooting models for their portfolios in San Francisco. I would charge them $100 for the shoot and do two rolls of film on them, two ‘looks’.

Within six months my mentor (I believe in mentors!) told me that I should get my butt to Europe, specifically, Italy, specifically, Milan so that I could get access to fashion magazines and get published.

So the week I arrived in Milan, I went to the offices of VOQUE in a big marble laden high rise, unannounced, and asked for an appointment to show my work.

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They asked me to wait while they called the art directors together.

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I had a portfolio of black and white images, including some of the ones you see here, and a whole lot of confidence.

 

They gathered around the 20′ table, rolling cigarettes and passing my book around, speaking quick, hushy Italian.

“Wonderful work” the brassy blonde closest to me said, leaning in close. “You have good eyes, keep shooting the pictures and see us again….”

My first rejection.

Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

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Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

Kyle Zimmerman Fashion

 

 

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