Welcome to the latest edition and newest iteration of Street Photography Magazine.
As you probably know by now, we switched to an entirely new publishing platform and beginning with this editon are now publishing monthly. The new schedule has probably caused the most confusion, because Apple requires that you subscribe all over again whenever a magazine increases its frequency. I apologize if this change has caused you any confusion.
We are very pleased to be using the new Type Engine newsstand platform that not only includes a fully responsive design (that means the content automatically resizes and formats itself based upon the device you’re using and orientation you have it in). It also makes it easier and faster for us to create new editions, thus our move to monthly publications.
When we started the magazine there was a lot of debate to name it Street and Travel Magazine because the two types of photography are closely related. We didn’t do it, but we do plan to feature travel photography and photographers throughout the year. That’s why this is our travel photography edition.
Our featured photographer this month is Mary Bartnikowski, who lives on the road, 365 days a year. She gave up a lucrative photography business in Silicon Valley to travel the world and document the lives of the people she meets. She has a powerful story to tell (and she’s a great teacher) so don’t miss our interview with her.
Speaking of travel, Stuart Forster, a photographer and writer from the UK, wrote a tutorial about how to do street photography while traveling. He’s a tremendous writer and photographer so we’re pleased to share his contribution.
With baggage restrictions and just plain old travel hassles, there’s a big movement to keep photography simple when traveling. The advances in small camera technology and tablet devices make this easier than ever. So I added a piece about traveling light and post processing on the road with only an iPad.
Vic Schmeltz, a Leica enthusiast from the Washington DC area, wrote an excellent hands-on street review of the Leica X Vario. He took some really nice images when testing the camera, so take some time to read his review and enjoy the photos.
Finally, our Flickr Shooters of the Month are back. The SPM Flickr Group has only been around for a few months and already it has over 10,000 images. There are a lot of very talented photographers submitting their photos every day, and they’re making it very hard to choose which ones to publish in the magazine. It’s a thrill to publish their images. With each image is a link to the photographer’s Photostream so you can link directly to view more of their work.
Since the magazine launched we’ve seen a wide variety of amazing personal projects created by photographers from around he world. To share this work with everyone we decided to publish a new section that features personal projects. If you’re working on a project that you’d like to publish in SPM, please use our online submission form to tell us more about it. We’d love to hear from you.
Staff and Contributors
Contributors This Issue:
- Mary Bartnikowski
- Stuart Forster
- Bob Patterson
- Vic Schmeltz
Cover Image: Mary Bartnikowski
- Bob Patterson – Editor
- Barbara Comiskey – Assistant Editor
- Kristal Formanes – Graphic Designer
- Vinay Panicker – Technical Support
All images in this issue are the property of the the respective photographer and cannot be reproduced without the express consent of the copyright holder.
We always welcome submissions from readers, particularly if you have a personal project you would like to share.
Click Here to submit your work or ideas.