I went to Stockholm for the weekend to see a friend of mine who is also a business associate. He works very hard but he is very unhappy about the business and he is very concerned about the future. He is exploring other options in the world of photography - but also in other businesses.
It´s not worth to work very hard to hear from picture editors that there is no money anymore in this industry. The offers he gets for his pictures are not even enough to cover the expenses.
He tells me of agencies which sell images to publishing houses for a ridiculous low monthly amount of money.
His girlfriend and partner in the business is even more desperate than him: there is no money anymore, she tells me.