No 6 “Masters of Monochrome” March 15 2013
Cover by Ernest H. Brooks II
FROM THE EDITORS
The question about photography and its relationship to art has long been the subject of academic debate, with some placing the practice in the jurisdiction of “communications” rather than “fine art”.
For us, the answer is simple: photography becomes art when a camera finds itself in the hands of an artist. It’s what you’ll find in these pages, where photographic legend Ernest H. Brooks II shares his incredible images from his Hasselblad with a 70mm back (“Master of Monochrome”). We’ve also got three masters of light and form who continue to take our art to greater heights.
First, Arturo Telle brings us on a conceptual intergalactic journey (“Water Planets”). Then, Justin Gilligan takes his portable studio to Lembeh for intimate portraiture (“Portraits of Lembeh Strait”). And finally, Aaron Wong develops an ingenious technique to create impossible lighting (“Light Reborn”). For the time being, it looks like the art of underwater photography is alive and thriving in the hands of these ocean artists.
Matt Weiss, Editor (Americas)
Diego A. Garcia, Editor (Asia-Pacific and Australia)
Dietmar Fuchs, Editor (Europe & Africa)