New Zealand D-Photo - - EDITORIAL - Lara Wy­att

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.

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