I’m excited to announce that I have a feature article in the brand new issue of of Fuji X Passion Volume 3, which has just been released.
My article is called Winter Aerial Mountain Photography in Alaska. It features a collection of some of my favorite aerial imagery I’ve shot and a detailed personal essay what it’s like to soar high above the rugged and remote terrain and chase magical light in my 70-year old Cessna.
If you haven’t seen the Fuji X Passion print magazine yet, it’s a beautiful journal that explores photography through the eyes of accomplished and talented photographers from around the world who use Fujifilm cameras to produce their work. Volume 3 also contains articles by Bryan Minear, Daniel Malikyar, Fernando Ramirez, Michael Hanke and Steven Dunton.
Perhaps what excites me most about this article is that Fuji X Passion Inspirational Photography Magazine is an actual print magazine. Not merely a printed version of their online virtual magazine, which comes out each month, this is a beautifully crafted, 100-page photography journal created with heavyweight 135gsm paper stock, high quality printing and totally unique content.
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With no advertisements or any of the regular stuff you usually expect to see in a magazine, like gear reviews, how to articles and tutorials, this magazine contains gorgeous, full-page imagery and long, introspective articles and interviews written especially for this publication.
In addition, none of the articles have appeared or will appear anywhere else, and no part of the magazine is reproduced online. If you want to read the issue, you have to order a copy and wait to have it shipped to your house.
In many ways, Fuji X Passion Inspirational Photography Magazine follows the kind of tradition we’ve seen with some of the classic photography journals and other “collectible” magazines of the past. I first saw it a few months ago when Volume 2 came out and I was was blown away when I held it in my hands and flipped through the pages.
In a time when we consume most journalism in electronic form as ebooks, PDFs and online magazines, the editors of Fuji X Passion have made an costly investment, based on the notion that people still enjoy the tactile feel turning real pages and seeing words and pictures printed on actual paper.
If you think about it, there’s certainly a serendipitous aspect to this notion. People love the “traditional” aspect of the Fujifilm cameras, and this was certainly Fuji’s goal when creating the system. And it’s no coincidence that the Fuji INSTAX cameras and printers have done so well, they allow us to actually “hold” and share photos by physically giving them to our friends and the other people we meet.
The concept of “holding” a real thing instead of having everything appear on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer still has appeal to us, and so when people share their vision, extend themselves and create “real” things, it’s my feeling that they should be supported.
Maurício & Hugo, two enthusiastic photographers from Portugal are the people behind Fuji X Passion. With Fuji X Passion Inspirational Photography Magazine, they’ve created a very unique journal that any photographer will enjoy reading and keeping on their shelf.
Even if you’re not a Fuji user, this is a beautiful magazine that I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading and having on your shelf.
Volume 3 is on sale right now. You can order it here and begin thinking about the long journey the issue will take as it travels across land and sea in order to get all the way from Portugal to your house. Trust me, the anticipation will be worth it.