I sent out my first email newsletter today – albeit fairly hesitantly as I’m aware some people see these things as spam, but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do since going to a talk by the Redeye photography network in which it was held up as a good thing to do (sparingly).
In this instance my mailing focused on my Roma photo project, which is the focus of most of my energy right now, but in future it may also be about other kinds of work I’m doing. I plan to only send two or at most three a year. Copies were sent to all the Gypsy and/or Roma people I am photographing/have photographed in the past or who have supported or advised me along the way… I’m trying to make sure I am as open as possible in this sense.
I’ve had to create my first mailing list by cribbing addresses from my contact lists, address books, inboxes etc – not ideal but you have to start somewhere. You can read it here and if you would like to be added to the list for next time, please follow the instructions at the same link.