A look at some of the spreads in the magazine above...
Finally!!! Here it is- the magazine I mentioned I was creating a while back. Initially I thought the process of putting it all together would be easy. I had established a good collection of photos over the course of the month of December- logging places, shops, artwork, recipes, food, etc.- that I thought embodied the holiday season in New Mexico. Overall I would say that this time of year in New Mexico is colorful, festive, unique and beautifully lit (definitely something worth noting). In fact, it was the lighting that made many of my shots special.
In reality however, putting together the magazine was not easy. There were a lot of setbacks, and since I am not very technologically- minded, I was constantly searching the Internet for answers. After merging and arranging all of my pdfs only to have the entire file erased, constantly re-sizing and cropping my images, and trying every way possible to reduce the file size to a low number of megabytes, lets just say I will be happy to not have to look at the computer screen for awhile.
But despite all of the computer nonsense, I am happy that I can start off the new year feeling like I accomplished something. Having said, it will be all the more worth it to have people see my magazine, share it, and give me feedback. My aim was to create a story in photographs. I hope you enjoy :)