Wel­come to is­sue 75

NPhoto - - From The Editor - Paul Gro­gan, Ed­i­tor paul.gro­gan@fu­turenet.com

One of the high­lights of my pho­tog­ra­phy ca­reer has been to in­tro­duce the speak­ers on the Su­per Stage at The Pho­tog­ra­phy Show; and un­doubt­edly the high­light of this high­light (if you’ll for­give my man­gled syn­tax) was meet­ing and then in­tro­duc­ing ac­claimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the sub­ject of this is­sue’s in­ter­view (p. 96).

The thing that struck me wasn’t how for­mi­da­ble she was (though she is a for­mi­da­ble per­son) or how full of drive and pas­sion (which she has in spades), but how quickly and eas­ily she won the trust of ev­ery­one around her. There were no airs and graces – from the sound guys to the slightly star-struck mem­bers of the au­di­ence, she seemed to be able to warm to peo­ple in a nanosec­ond. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a sur­prise: when you’re em­bed­ded with a Marine com­pany in Afghanistan and pho­tograph­ing their fallen com­rades in the heat of bat­tle, you have to earn peo­ple’s trust pretty quickly. As I say, a for­mi­da­ble per­son.

Stay­ing with high­lights (this time of the mag­a­zine), this is­sue’s Ap­pren­tice is abuzz with bril­liant tips and ad­vice, as na­ture ace Ross Hod­dinott takes an N-Photo reader un­der his wing (p. 60); we’ve got a must-try photo project in­volv­ing lit­tle more than a sheet of bright red fab­ric (p. 42); and we learn what it takes to cap­ture the in­side of huge waves as they col­lapse onto jagged reefs (p. 106). Pre­pare to be in­spired…

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