Alaska magazine photo story and cover
Do what you love. If you embark on a personal project that truly interests you and stretches your limits – your passion and energy will shine through and good things will happen!
That was the case for me this month with Alaska magazine. I sent them a gallery of images from my road trip through Alaska last summer where I explored the last frontier and photographed the people and places along the way. From Fairbanks down to Juneau and nearly everywhere in between, I shot images for no other reason than to challenge myself, enjoy the process and hopefully learn a few things along the way.
From this personal project, the editors at Alaska magazine chose to run a 10-page photo essay and cover image on the May 2015 issue. It goes to show how the “personal project” is something that’s very important for photographers and all creatives alike to embark on. Not only does a personal project stoke your inspiration and creative fire, it also allows the opportunity to push your boundaries, experiment with new techniques and produce fresh marketing content. In the end, if the body of work resonates with an audience, either online or in print – the process can be even more rewarding!
Alaska magazine is on newsstands now. A digital copy of this issue can be purchased here for $3.99.