Vogue Italia – Who? Vogue, yeah…Now does that ring a bell?
Whilst Vogue is mostly into the fashion world, photographers do matter a lot to them since it is the platform which Vogue documents its products, events, etc.,
My involvement with Vogue Italia started in 2013. It’s not a big deal however, it’s kinda a deadly sin like say, you pursue an uncontrolled indulgence on your choice of chocolates whilst you’re currently observing a spartan health diet (weight loss program). Hahaha. A world class image platform for your image portfolio for free– why not.
Humbly, building a photography portfolio is not that hard at all. The real challenge is once you submit your images for review,, Vogue Italia has a “clearinghouse” and that your images must pass their criteria before they approve your image submissions. This curatorship process is a third party mind filtering the images you have a bias but does not make the cut. If what you favor gets approved, then it’s still okay.
Once your image passed Vogue “clearinghouse/thumbs-up” of their photography editor/s, you’ll get the Vogue stamp, the seal of approval of your photo and your image gets published with Vogue Italia magazine. Only Vogue Italy has this win-win arrangement with photographers.
My follow-up submission that made it to the cut in the same year 26.11.2013 was a selective desaturation composition.Again, most photographic editors at Vogue Italia are imbued with “out of the box” mind set.
Vogue Italia gives their approval and publication information in Italian. Here’s how it looks …
©EDIZIONI CONDÉ NAST S.P.A. – P.ZZA CASTELLO 27 – 20121 MILANO CAP.SOC. 2.700.000 EURO I.V. C.F E P.IVA REG.IMPRESE TRIB. MILANO N. 00834980153 SOCIETÀ CON SOCIO UNICO
n° Fotografi: 73051
n° Foto Approvate: 190171
I was surprised that I got an early first week 01.08.2014 publication. This time around, I focused on street photography centered on people doing livelihood.Again, I kept my pictures following the black and white direction.
I believe that consistency is the key to high image approval rates. I got “Into the Light” published on 03.24.2014 which is a black and white street photography cum Captured by the Moment genre. The story goes- One early morning, I saw three young boys going to school whilst passing by a street with lots of trees in our city. Deep impressions by the ambient light creating dramatic shadows.
I finally got enough courage to submit and I got my first color image dubbed “Karma” published on 07.22.2014. It was a breath of new life. Abstract images definitely do make the cut at Vogue Italy.
Morning Graze is an attempt to photo-document equine stable life during sunrise.It was published on 13.01.2015.
Day’s End is my breakthrough color image presenting Philippine Cordillera indigenous culture.
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I see to it that i always ground myself to earth and keep reminding myself that, I don’t compete with anyone else but myself alone. This is how I coined What My Soul Perceives. Focus, self determination.
I’ll leave my Vogue Italia in an open season for 2017 for regard Vogue Italia as an important image portfolio to me which is a blessing in disguise. It’s the new black. To photographers, why not start your portfolio with them. It’s definitely FREE.