I mentioned a couple of posts back I had some exciting news coming soon. Well, I'm thrilled to announce I've achieved my first magazine front cover with the publication of 'Staccato' (elsewhere on my photostream) on the current December issue of Advanced Photographer. Inside I'm featured further in an eight page article with additional images, so if you're passing your local newsagent please at least have a browse..! Thank you again to all those of you who have contacted me showing your support and encouragement - it really does mean the world to me and I'm very appreciative of your kindness.
Typically, landscape photography can be a very lonely affair. I have no issue with this and have never made any secret of the fact that, while I occasionally enjoy the company of other photographers on a shoot, I'm equally as content left to my own devices. Add to this the solitary nature of processing photographs after the event, and it's a wonder any of us are able to strike and hold a conversation with anyone else! I've been very fortunate where magazines are concerned and am accumulating a small pile of local and national publications containing various shots of mine, some of which I'd submitted myself and some where I'd been approached directly. It's heartening to know that, as with internet forums like flickr, means of communication exist to allow us the opportunity to get our work in front of thousands of others. Some of this work will inevitably serve to fuel the inspiration of our peers - as our own creativity is enriched by the sharing of theirs.
What goes around comes around, and as a result new art is created.