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Front cover of Gavin issue 1

Front cover of Gavin issue 1

Over the last few months I have been working on an exciting project which combines many of my creative skills. And this weekend just gone I released Gavin magazine. Gavin is a showcase for my photographic, written, and design work and has been published online on the issuu platform. There is a link to the magazine at the bottom of this blog post.

I have opted for a soft launch rather than a grand fanfare as I am just finding my feet with online publishing. I have been involved in the publishing of hundreds of magazines over the years, but this is the first time I have used an online platform such as issuu, so I wanted the first issue to be stunning, yet reserved.

More issues will follow and they will include both personal projects that I have worked on in recent years and commercial work I am able to publish. Some of my work I am not allowed to use for certain reasons, which I always respect.

As always when creating a magazine I used Adobe’s Indesign and worked hard on choosing complimentary fonts, I hope you like what I’ve chosen. I decided many of the images needed to have the background story, which is so difficult to do on a portfolio website, which is another reason for working on the magazine. So some of the images have a caption, but others are part of a much larger story. This is fairly limited in the first issue, but the articles will increase as the magazine grows in popularity.

Since my first job, I have always been involved in photography and magazine creation, so this is a logical step for me. I have the writing, design and photography skills needed, but the process has been a learning curve.

At the moment the magazine is just online, but I am looking at offering a hard copy (although this will be a paid for service as buying any magazine) and as the readership grows I will possibly offer advertising opportunities for business looking to advertise their services and wares alongside my editorial (The adverts in the first issue were donated to companies who have helped me obtain images or offered advice).

I hope you enjoy reading it and please let me know what you think and also if you have any questions, comments or requests for areas of my work you’d like to see included in the magazine let me know.

You can find Gavin magazine at: http://issuu.com/gavinparsons/docs/gavin_magazine_issue_1

 

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While out shooting in Falmouth Bay yesterday on board the charter boat Obsession (www.specialisedcharters.co.uk)  we came across the superyachts coming out of Famouth for the Day’s racing in the Pendennis Cup.

I took the opportunity to capture some atmospheric images as the  super yachts were beautiful and the lighting yesterday was so dramatic. I shot in RAW knowing I’d convert to Black & White once back home. This yacht is called Mariette, a 1915 era ex-America’s Cup vessel owned by Patrice Mourreau. It still wins races even now.

We only had a few minutes to get the shots as the vessels were preparing to race and I was on another assignment, so we made a few passes and I worked out what I wanted to capture. Most of my assignments often have an element of surprise in them and unexpected opportunities that I like to take advantage of.

I hope you like the images, some of which will be on my portfolio site soon.

If anyone knows the owner, perhaps they could show him this as he might want to see the pictures. They are, after all, a bit different from the normal yacht racing images.