THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
I’m a magazine hoarder from way back, which means I keep every single magazine I have bought in pride of place in my home. In fact, it was only last year that I managed to be convinced that it was a good idea to get rid of my magazine collection from when I was a teenager. But one collection I will never get rid of is my stack of D-Photo — especially from the time that I have been editor. That colourful tower of beauties is now one of my most prized possessions. However, my ‘editor’ stack will no longer be growing, as this issue is the very last one with me at the helm.
As I mentioned way back in my first issue as editor, I feel pretty honoured that I was able to add the editor feather to my cap when I was only a couple of years out of university. It was quite a leap of faith putting someone with little experience of the media world in this seat, but I hope that those who gave me this opportunity believe they made the right decision, and more importantly, I hope that you, the reader, have enjoyed the magazines we’ve put together during my time. I’ve had an absolute blast meeting Kiwi photographers who have travelled the world, bringing back photos of lands and people that many of us would never experience or meet without these images. Photographers from clubs all around the country have shared their thoughts on their groups, and provided huge amounts of fantastic advice for people just jumping behind the camera for the first time, and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the up-and-comers in the photographic industry — I can guarantee that you’ve got some pretty special people and works coming your way.
During my time at D-Photo, I really wanted to bring you a good mix of works to admire, as well as plenty of handy tips and tricks for you to try your hand at. While you’ve been learning the ropes from our articles, I’ve learned so much at the same time! I loved being able to provide a platform for photographers to share their exhibitions, their projects and their advice, and I really hope you’ve enjoyed the journey we’ve created for you over the past two years.
Thank you for sharing your photographs and stories with me — I’ll be keeping a close eye on D-Photo, and I look forward to seeing what everyone in the New Zealand photographic community continues to create in years to come.