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Alex MacPherson
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« on: July 05, 2009, 01:51:15 AM »
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Most photographers go by their personal name for business purposes.

What about a case where your name is the same an established photographer in the same genre? (who's work i find quite awful).

I am considering using my middle name as my first name for professional purposes. I dislike my first name anyways.

Any thoughts?

My name is Tim MacPherson. timmacpherson.com is taken by whathisname  

I am considering Alex T. MacPherson or Tim Alex MacPherson

...or should I just go by Tim MacPherson and... let the ensuing confusion over which photographer is which go on.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 03:26:57 AM »
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Avoiding confusion is a prudent choice here, since the other photographer is already established and it doesn't cause you a lot of hassle to use your middle name.

I'm in a somewhat related situation: I'm expanding my photography to glamour and nudes, and since my daywork is in a conservative field (corporate finance), I have decided to go with a pseudonym for that photography. I'll keep my travel and cityscape work with my real name.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 04:43:44 AM »
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Keep it simple: if there isn't an Alex McPherson already hogging the scene, use that? Don't use T as the middle initial - that is confusing, as is having the identical name to an established practitioner. (They might still think you are brothers - but you can deny the connection!).
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 06:58:27 PM »
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Quote from: LoisWakeman
Keep it simple: if there isn't an Alex McPherson already hogging the scene, use that? Don't use T as the middle initial - that is confusing, as is having the identical name to an established practitioner. (They might still think you are brothers - but you can deny the connection!).

Yeah. That's what I will do. Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 08:30:27 AM »
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What about a case where your name is the same an established photographer in the same genre? (who's work i find quite awful).

Any thoughts?


Thoughts? Sure, a few came to mind..

Besides this being a very common problem, why don't you ask the original TM what he thinks of "*your* work?

Also, would you like some cheese to go along with your post?
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