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Anyone here work for WPN or Polaris?

I’ve got offers from both and I would like some feedback from members please.  Please send private message, email or post reply.

Thanks in advance,

Jason Sangster

by Jason Sangster at 2005-10-19 12:04:11 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Atlanta , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I work with Polaris and they have been great to me.  I have no complaints.  Good people.

by Scout Tufankjian | 19 Oct 2005 19:10 (ed. Oct 20 2005) | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
I work with WpN and think they’re great. Very easy to work with, and I’ve had no problems at all.

by [former member] | 19 Oct 2005 19:10 | Sacramento, United States | | Report spam→
Scout, Max,
How about sales? Satisfied with your respective marketeers? PM if necessary.

by David Brabyn | 19 Oct 2005 19:10 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
So far so good.  Touch wood and all.

by Scout Tufankjian | 19 Oct 2005 19:10 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Same here, can’t complain… I’d recommend choosing based on who you feel the most compatible/comfortable with. Developing a collaborative relationship is the thing to strive for with an agency, and frankly that’s going to come down to who you, personally, get along with the best.

by [former member] | 19 Oct 2005 20:10 (ed. Oct 19 2005) | Sacramento, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Jason —  apologies if this sounds like semantic wibble, but unless you’re talking about a relationship with a wire service agency  that directly pays your dayrates, you do not work "for" an agency. With agencies like Polaris, or WPN, you act as  an independent contractor, not an employee, and they will no doubt want you to sign contracts specifically stating this fact (and absolving themselves of any legal responsibilities they might have towards an employee).
That’s not to say this is a bad relationship, but bottom line, photographers pay their agents, not the other way around, so I think its the wrong mindset to think of yourself as working "for" an agency.
 Ideally, you have a partnership, you work together, you work "with" each other.

by teru kuwayama | 20 Oct 2005 10:10 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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