It was with some pleasure when I read the current issue of f11 :: for photographers and aficionados. With a substantial number of contemporary photographs to view it was a joy to see them presented with such care by Creative Director Tim Steele.
The process of arriving at this point was both interesting and laborious. My initial idea of submitting a grab bag of images from a checkered commercial career was ruthlessly rejected (fortunately) by the editorial board. I was forced to regroup and reassess the work to be presented and be also constrained by the publishing needs of a journal that is produced eleven times a year.
I am in good company with Stephen Robinson’s delightful memories of vintage New Zealand architecture, the NZIPP Iris Award winners and of course the essay by Tony Bridge and equipment review by Gary Baildon. I am almost embarrassed to mention a column by yours truly amping up the debate about whether photography award entries should (or should not) be the sole work of the entrant.
……and one of the photos that didn’t make the cut –