I had heard of Frank Meo from industry news and events and recently a friend of mine and I had been talking about thephotocloser.com. We chuckled about the name, which I love. It's what we as photographers want: no muss, no fuss; nail down the job and produce it efficiently. So recently, when I found myself.......
EVP, Director of Design & Brand Innovation
Over the years I've worked with a myriad of commercial, fine art photographers and photojournalists. Although personality has a lot to do with how well a photographer and art director work together, the process that is in place for the photographer and art director to connect and collaborate is of equal importance.......
Frank thank you for putting me on your email list. I am so happy to be getting your newsletter. I am very impressed with what you are doing and how you are doing it. Seems like you are in the midst of a new trend or perhaps setting the trend on how our business is happening.
Right now it seems to be back to a more personal edge where a photographer can use you. I think what you are offering is exactly where we are right now. Perfect.
Frank Meo is a problem solver. He was able to weigh out the pros and cons of a prospective photo deal and help me to make a successful photo shoot come to life! He truly has the knowledge and guiding support to make potential business deals a positive reality.
I am an established photographer but with the ever changing landscape of photography I felt the need for outside input. I arranged with Frank for a 2 hour session . Frank was able to bring me up to speed on social media, promotion, billing and client relations. I found his insight very helpful and have already put his advice to work.
Frank Meo helped me tremendously in negotiating a contract for my first book deal as a photographer. From his first phone call, Frank was really easy to talk to but professional, so I felt comfortable discussing all aspects of the negotiation with him. He helped me create an estimate that included details that I hadn't though of and were integral to me landing the job. He helped me to negotiate for more than I was asking for which in the end will make the job so much easier on me. Frank is hands down money well spent. I can't recommend him enough.
Frank is the consummate professional. His experience with the estimating process, as well as his engaging dialog with clients, has made my job much less stressful. With a seamless transition from concept to billing, Frank has worked to represent my photographic vision and increase my visual presence. I would highly recommend Frank Meo and The Photo Closer, from small project, to massive production, Frank's experience is matchless. Thank you Frank!
"I had heard of Frank Meo from industry news and events and recently a friend of mine and I had been talking about thephotocloser.com. We chuckled about the name, which I love. It's what we as photographers want: no muss, no fuss; nail down the job and produce it efficiently. So recently, when I found myself preparing a licensing quote for a major advertising agency, I thought I'd reach out to Frank, inquiring about estimating services. He responded right away with a call, offering his assistance with the estimate. After chatting with him for a while, I felt as if I had been speaking with a colleague I've known for years. Frank stayed committed to me throughout the negotiation, offering his advice while listening to my instincts. Never pushy, he showed genuine interest in the deal I was working on, giving support and friendship along the way. It made a usually nerve-racking process smoother and calmer with his experience and patience, and even kind of fun with his excitement and energy. The first thing I learned about Frank was his understanding of the value of building relationships; he didn't charge me a dime. After wrapping up the five figure license, we went to lunch to celebrate and decided to continue working together. Reaching out to Frank proved to be a great idea. He is a valuable resource and I feel confident having him and his capable team there for me whenever I them."
EVP, Director of Design & Brand Innovation
"Over the years I've worked with a myriad of commercial, fine art photographers and photojournalists. Although personality has a lot to do with how well a photographer and art director work together, the process that is in place for the photographer and art director to connect and collaborate is of equal importance. Frank Meo has set out to represent some of the strongest photographers in the world. He understands how different the responsibilities of an art director and a photojournalist can be on a daily basis, yet he is able to create a line of communication for both to succeed, and together, create powerful imagery. Every assignment is different and anticipating what is needed for each to succeed, is a faculty only gained through years of experience working with both parties. I don't want to have to worry whether the elements I need for my job to be successful are going to be there. I need someone to help anticipate that for me, so my dialogue with the photographer is clear and unhindered by things that have nothing to do with the image itself. Finding someone like Frank, who can facilitate such a process, has inestimable value."
"He also makes a pretty good sauce. A little on the acidic side, but good none-the-less"