Presented as a digital magazine for creative photographers, PHOTOGRAPH reaches its 14th edition aiming to produce an ad-free experience able to inspire and educate photographers. Each edition is an experience of discovery of multiple photographers, some famous others not so much, but all revealing unique visions of photography around the world in its multiple and sometimes complex aspects.
This edition is not different, and the cover kinds of sets the pace for the more than 200 pages of exhilarating browsing. The portfolio and interview with Chris Burkard, who admits he would much rather brave rarely-explored arctic waters than bask on a sunny beach (the results of which are truly breathtaking) is so unique that you feel like wanting to go out and try something similar yourself.
The next set of pages on this issue continues, although at a less adventurous tone, to offer, photographically, the same excitement. The tranquil beauty of Richard Martin photographs, who travels the world to make photographs to express feelings surrounding his experiences, which is precisely what drew the editors of PHOTOGRAPH to his Anonymous series, really excites me. Not only for the subtle colours on most of them, but also for the respectful anonymity given to the people photographed. These are not the usual portraits of many travelers to exotic places, but the result of methodical composition, use of colour and choice of subject. It feels almost as a different take on “street photography”.
Underwater photographer Richard Salas, whose deep love for the sea and all the creatures in it have resulted in an incredible body of work (+ raising funds to save our oceans), and Nevada Weir, whose name alone seems to conjure visions of a different place, are also present in this issue, through portfolios and interviews.
Regular contributors John Paul Caponigro, Michael Frye, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Adam Blasberg, and David duChemin — each travelers and adventurers in their own right — have contributed articles on curiosity, alignment, creating mood (even when the skies are blue), the revitalizing power of difficult journeys, how to fuel your soul with quiet adventure, the wild importance of travel backups, and how to create a makeshift studio in the wilderness.
The goal of this edition is simple: to produce an inspirational and educational magazine that speaks to your inner nomad—one that makes you not just want to read about travel and adventure photography, but that stirs your gypsy heart to try something new—even if it’s in your own backyard.
As usual, PHOTOGRAPH launches at a discount of 25% – meaning you pay just $6.00 instead of $8.00, if you buy it before 11:59PM (PST) November 4. It’s a downloadable magazine with 251 ad-free pages that spark your wanderlust.