Glad to be a part of this important series. Thanks Ramon
We’ve featured her before, but we will probably do a thousand times more, especially when it comes to sharing personal experiences. Elizabeth Weinberg on struggling. Thanks so much Elizabeth!
My path to becoming a full-time photographer has not been easy. I eschewed the traditional route of assisting after spending 2006 as a studio manager and realizing I could not possibly work for any other photographer but myself ever again. This may have stunted my career in regards to making connections and experiencing life on big sets, but I just couldn’t do it. I knew deep down that I had to work for myself. I had learned a lot and met a lot of people by working at a professional photo lab when I first moved to NYC in 2005, then became a studio manager, then quit in 2007 and spent a very broke year shooting for various magazines that didn’t pay very much. Money was a constant worry. I had so many credit cards that my monthly bills were half my rent. It was a dark time and I’m so glad to be out of it.