The Perpetual You would not be the magazine it is today without the consistent work and amazing talent of our contributing photographers. Our goal is to have a magazine that contains 100% original, high-quality photographs that maintain the integrity and beauty of our magazine as it stands.
We currently employ 'handshake agreements' with our photographers*. This agreement includes the fact that any photos expressly taken for our magazine belong to us, while any existing photos contributed remain the property of the submitting photographer. In lieu of monetary compensation, we invest our time and energy into promoting our photographers and their work throughout the month. We ask that all of our photographers refrain from posting edited work they've submitted until the issue in which it will be featured has been published. However, we encourage "behind the scenes" teasers and promos!
Following are the categories of photographers we collaborate with:
On Call Photographers
We send out a "call" for specific photos we need for an upcoming issue and you can submit any photos already in your reportoire that fit those needs. For any photo we use in the issue, you will get credit (instagram handle or website) on that individual photo. If we use 3 or more of your photos in one issue, you will be placed on our Makers Page at the front of the magazine for that month. We'll also add you to the Makers Page on our website for the duration of that series.
We will email out the upcoming monthly themes for an entire series (4 months), at which point you can choose any of those themes that resonate with you and let us know you'd like to curate one or more spreads for that month. Together, we will decide which spread(s) your work aligns with. For curating an entire spread, you will be placed on our Makers Page at the front of the magazine and will also be credited within the spread itself. We'll also add you to the Makers Page on our website for the duration of that series.
We have several ongoing opportunities for photographers who would like to collaborate with us on stylized photo shoots, including home interior shots and lifestyle shots. These shoots are taking place in several different regions. The best way to find out if we can collaborate in this way is to email us directly with your name & location.
*NOTE: The terms for collaborating photographers will be agreed upon prior to any photo shoot taking place.
Cover Story Photographers
We generally contact photographers who we've worked with in the past, or photographers who've been recommended to us, to do our Cover Story spread photography. For providing cover story photography, you will have a unique credits page at the front of the magazine and will also be credited within the spread itself. We'll also add you to the Makers Page on our website for the duration of that series.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please fill out our contact form and mention which list you would like to be added to*. Don't forget to include your professional website or another location where we can view your work. If you are interested in doing cover story work, please include your geographical location.