Today’s podcast is a special episode that marks our 10th anniversary of Street Photography Magazine. We’re going to depart from our usual format for our editor, Ashley Riffo, to interview me about the story behind the magazine. It was a little strange and uncomfortable to talk about myself on the other side of the microphone.
Initially I did most of the magazine work myself which resulted in many of the late nights and long days, attempting to keep up with my web development business and a publication. Fortunately, about a year into the business, I connected with Ashley Riffo to help edit the magazine contact. That was about nine years ago. Until this past, February, Ashley and I had never met in person. I believe the magazine would have died on the vine years ago if it wasn’t for her hard work, creativity and sound advice.
In the early years we spent a lot of time and energy seeking good content for the magazine. Then as the magazine continued to grow we began to receive a flood of article submissions from some really amazing photographers around the world. This is allowed the magazine to evolve into a highly curated publication that is not only a platform for photographers to show their work, but a source of inspiration, ideas and information for our readers.
The launch of Street Photography Magazine sent me on an incredible journey that I never expected. It has been one of the most interesting and exciting experiences of my life that I wouldn’t trade for anything. It has enabled me to make friends with a number of creative and inspirational people I would not have otherwise met.
I have our supporters, podcast listeners, contributing photographers and Ashley Riffo to thank for it. I will never forget it.