From the Editor, J/F 2012

written by: Wendy Erickson

So it’s January and you are thinking about eating those high calorie comfort foods to combat the cold winter, right? It’s hard to keep resolutions…The burgeoning New Year is a great time to contemplate where you have been and where you are going, photographically and otherwise. One thing you might consider is adding giving back to your list of resolutions. Need some inspiration? In this issue Photographer Daniel Beltrá generously shares his thoughts about photographing the gulf oil spill for Greenpeace with writer Robert Hirsch. You can also read about Mathieu Young, the L.A. based advertising photographer and self-assigned photojournalist, Read more »

From the Editor, N/D 2011

written by: Wendy Erickson

Have you heard about the legend of the photographer stuck in an inspiration rut? He felt he was missing something in his life; his photographs had become boring, cheap imitations of what he knew they could be. He took two months off and decided to go on an adventure. He embarked on his journey seeking wisdom to recharge his creativity. Weary but open-minded, he stumbled into the enchanted black oak forest. The light covering of snow created a sense of beauty and calmness in the landscape. He looked up at the rough canyon walls, seeing secret hidden textures and said, Read more »

From the Editor, S/O 2011

written by: Wendy Erickson

I love magazines. Even before you open the cover there is an implied promise of seeing something new. For me, reading a magazine is a solo journey through a world awaiting exploration. I hope you have similar feelings for the magazines you read, including this one. I recently dug through two boxes of Darkroom Techniques and PHOTO Techniques starting from the year 1979. It brought back memories of photography before we all had computers and camera phones and the Internet. The weird thing is that I remember most of the articles, and even the advertisements. Am I just a magazine Read more »