Welcome to issue 75
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…