July 31, 2020 • Issue XXXVI
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Oh, my gosh! So much has happened since the last Journal, I don't even know where to start!

I have moved from my studio/office of 12-years to a different location across town. As I am sure you can all imagine that was quite a task, and it took some definite focus to get it done. Fortunately, my studio partner, Pat Berrett, had arranged with Duke City Estate Services to handle a studio sale. I am so thankful for that!

I am now settling into my new office, but there is a ways to go. It seems like every-other-day I decide to move things around a bit.

The new issue is a stellar grouping of talented photographers and writers, featuring Showcase Portfolios by Nevada Wier (cover artist, above), Ray Bidegain, David Duplessie, and Erika Masterson. EE.McCollum and Steve Immel offer their takes on "Reid Callanan and Santa Fe Workshops" and "Divine Light," respectively.

Angelika Buettner offers her new publication, "I Am," which is a photographer's quest to empower women and portray ageless beauty in 280 compelling pages and 121 nude portraits, while Jesse Diamond discovers the "White Noise" on a beach littered with hundreds of people in his new release.

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