My professional photography career began in reverse. My first sale was for the cover of a magazine, an honor that a few photographers usually wait for years to happen. And it almost didn't happen because I wasn't fond of this image and was conflicted as to whether or not to share it, because at the time I was looking for "serious" subjects and thought that this shot amounted to a bunch of fluff.
I learned from this experience that I really hadn't a clue as to what creative directors were looking for and that my choice of subjects and projects should be more diverse. Also too, that being a freelance photographer isn't easy!
Le Monde Diplomatique:
The original shot was taken in Mumbai on the Goregaon Station skywalk. Check out the original picture here: https://flic.kr/p/x1RL3S
If you can read German, you can order a copy here: http://monde-diplomatique.de/product_info.php?products_id=244016
Picture date: June 29, 2015