There was a time when I’d get furious and put up a fight whenever an editor chose all the wrong pictures or forced me to submit a picture that I didn’t like. I used to have an abundance of “artistic integrity”. So much that my list of clients was growing thinner. I still do my best to try and persuade my clients to go with what I think are the best pictures but at the end of the day, they are the ones paying my bills.
There is a picture that is supposed to be in this tear sheet here that I did not include when I posted it on Tumblr because I hate it so much and really was forced to submit it. They needed a tight portrait for the layout and all the ones I had sucked big time. I couldn’t persuade them to go with another picture and ended up giving them one I really, really hated.
You win some you lose some. End of story.