Photographer Makes 400 Action Figures of Himself for a Clever Self-Promotion Mailer

Swedish photographer Jens Lennartsson made sure he stood out to potential clients by creating 400 “GI Jens” action figures of himself. Now that’s a clever way to put together a self-promotion mailer.


Well, first of all: why the hell not!? Many photographers spend a lot of cash to design the perfect portfolio, print it and send to the people they want to work for. Just to have it disappear among hundreds of similar mailings. If you’ve ever been in touch with an art director, art buyer or owner of an ad agency, you’ll know that they have a zillion things to do and as many people to meet. Unless you make an epic impression, you’ll be forgotten. I needed more than a paper folder to stand out.

via PetaPixel