Industry is a representation agency created on the base of pier59. Pier59
is a photography and video studio complex located in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. It is one of the largest photography studios in the city, spanning over 110,000 square feet with multiple studios, production offices, and support spaces.
Below you will find 2 emails from the agency and their interest in working together and then the email few weeks later after our meeting at their office.
I was just on a call with Alex at Le Book. He and I were discussing the NYC show and some of our favorite photographers. I mentioned your name because here at The Industry MGMT we find your work fascinating.
We are interested in the direction of your work, your motion direction, and as the agency director I extend an open invitation to discuss.
I could not tell from your website if you have representation in the United States.
I'm sure you know our reputation at Pier59 Studios in New York as the premier place for fashion photography home of the best photographers in the world. We are proud in what we have built and continue to build.
Additionally, I'd like to mention, speaking of Le Book, that we will be represented at the NY show in June— to a wide array of creative directors by the best photo industry professionals I know.
We're setting up for our promotional materials on Monday and now might be a fortuitous time to find out more about our rapid growth in New York City if that is of interest to you.
Our agency will be in the Los Angeles show in January—but the New York show is the one to start at in this game. Maybe there is a way we can start things rolling. : )
I can be reached on my cell at 212-858-0666 if you'd like to discuss.
Whether you seek representation or not, it would be my professional pleasure to get to know you and your craft better as I feel it is among the best in this industry.
Have a great weekend.
We had our meeting with J. at the offices of pier59, where I was also introduced to Boda, the primary booker for the photography department at the agency. Boda and I had previously met when I initially arrived in New York City, as he had been working for another photography agency at the time.
During our meeting, Boda and I had a candid conversation about the agency and my prospects for the future.
At that time, I was not particularly keen on being represented by them, given that I already had an agency in Paris and several others had expressed interest in representing me. Instead, I simply wanted to see what they could offer. As a relatively new agency on the market, I knew that they needed some time to establish themselves first.
How are you? I'm so glad we met a couple of weeks ago. As you might have guessed, as director of the agency I like to give those under me the full capacity to build their team and manage resources. I understand after talking to Boda that for his small team of three it may be that we are fully stocked with talent.
That being said, I am a fan of your work and I would like to stay in touch. From time to time other agency directors reach out to me requesting the latest and greatest photography that is up and coming and I would be pleased to introduce you into those channels.
I believe in your work and want to see it further.