Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Published in National Geographic

Just like it is the wish of every soccer player to compete for the World Cup, so too is it the dream of every photographer to be published in National Geographic. So imagine my surprise and excitement when they licensed one of my images!  In my life, I had worked on some projects which I felt were worthy of publication in their magazine, but with all the talented staff photographers they had available to them, how flattering that they sought me out for one of my stock images!

Of course I had no idea how they were going to use it; at the time I only knew that it would appear in the July/August 2008 edition of National Geographic Adventure magazine (which some would argue is not the same thing as the formal National Geographic magazine, but hey -- I’ll take what I can get!). The image I sold them was this Chinese Stop sign:

And about two months later the issue went online and I discovered how they used the image:

(You can see the image in context at its original location: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/special-report/everest/ed-douglas-text)

Oh, well...  I guess that counts as 0.00015 minutes of fame!

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