The magazine of the photo-essay
September/October 2023 issue
A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous! Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: Damian Bird (born London, 1972) is a photographer, photojournalist and lecturer with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe. He was educated at Canford School and in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism. In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 20 years, Alice. As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan. His first book Seabird was released in November 2017 his latest book is due to be release at the end of 2019.
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He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Daily Mail, Dazed & Confused, The Face, Country Life, Coast and Geographical magazine. He lives in Devon, England with his wife, four children and his five dachshunds: Jessie, Rosie, Ted, Dot and Daffodil.
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Ethan Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: Born in Dorset, England in 2004, Ethan Bird is currently studying for a Batchelor of Arts degree in Photography at the University of Plymouth. Staff photographer for Life Force magazine
Burt Glinn
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Burt Glinn (1925–2008) is known as one ofthe most prolific photographers of his generation. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Glinn served in the US Army and studied literature at Harvard University. In 1951, while working for LIFE magazine, he joined Magnum as an associate and became a full memberin 1954, one of the first Americans at the young agency. Glinn gained recognition for his coverage of the Cuban Revolution and his in-depth color series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and California, each of which was published as a complete issue of Holiday. In the 1960s, he became one of the first photographers to enter the field of annual reports and for the next four decades created a visual record of corporate America’s rapid growth.
Jason Lee
Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and former professional skateboarder. He is known for playing Earl Hickey in the television comedy series My Name Is Earl, for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV series in 2005 and 2006 by The Golden Globes, and Dave in the 2007 live action Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequels.
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Nicholas Blair dropped out of high school in 1974 and left his native New York City to hitchhike through Latin America. Landing in San Francisco a year later, he helped found The Modern Lovers arts commune and Ancient Currents Gallery, both dedicated to cultural exploration. In 1981, he received his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute under the tutelage of renowned photographer and teacher Henry “Hank” Wessel. Blair has worked internationally as a photographer and cinematographer for organizations including CARE and the United Nations. His filmmaking projects include the documentaries America’s Culture of Crash, and Our Holocaust Vacation. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Jerome Foundation. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Museum, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
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Throughout his career, he regularly covered national and international historical events, cultural icons, and political figures for leading publications.Whenever possible,Glinn made images of religious communities and leaders,aswell as sacred architecture and rituals.Many of these photographs became his personal favorites.
Sally Mills Sally Mills was born in 1967 and raised in rural North Wales, where she was inspired by her bucolic surroundings, leading to a fascination with the natural world. A healthy obsession with birds dominated her life and has continued to do so to this day. She studied art at Cardiff University. Using the medium of sculpture to capture and portray the life of birds, she graduated with a first-class honours degree, followed by a distinction in a post graduate diploma in conservation management. Fulfilling her childhood passion throughout her working life, she spent 25 years in nature conservation working principally for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. This occupation also fuelled her drive for sustainability, and she was seconded to the government to pioneer new bioenergy initiatives powered by nature reserve vegetation. Sally’s partner Melvyn has a rare combination of skills, a builder, experienced naturalist, with green fingers. Introducing Sally to the property world, they directed their shared work ethic into the ascent of an inspiring property renovation ladder. From building nature reserves to houses, life together has been one enriching adventure. Towards the end of her conservation career, Sally earned the chance to manage a tropical island nature reserve in Seychelles, together with partner Melvyn. Her commitment to wildlife was rewarded with this opportunity of a lifetime to manage the prestigious Aride Island Nature Reserve in the Seychelles. This unique experience was to become a significant landmark in the latter years of her life encompassing career. Now the natural world is a hobby, Sally runs a small horticultural business in Somerset. This new aquaponic enterprise, was born and is driven by the ethos of health and sustainability. With life bookended by a rural lifestyle, Sally enjoys the simple pleasure of supplying fresh vegetables to the local community and raising chickens. Semi-retired, she reaps the rewards of a committed and dedicated career, giving time to reflect on her eclectic and privileged life.