What advice would I give photographers just starting out? First, find photographers whose work you admire & work for them. Avoid working with people whose work you don't see yourself doing eventually. Second, do as little "rent" photography as possible. Strive to concentrate only on the type of work that you want to do. Third, while it is tempting to find sustainable work anywhere you can in other fields, do whatever you can to work directly with photography.
Interested in checking out more of Lou's work, keep tabs on his website and his blog. He's always got something new going on and you'll find three great videos of Lou in action in the Video Library here at SCU, including one from his 1980's appearance on the old World of Photography TV series.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.