Welcome to the first issue of Bending Light Magazine. When we first became
interested in photography we didn't know much about the process, but once we
began developing our own photos and exploring the vast array of photographic
talent on the internet we knew that we had found our passion. Not only do we
love taking pictures, but one of our greatest pleasures has been enjoying the
creative work of individuals such as yourself. The motivation
for this magazine comes directly from the photoblogging community.
We spend so much time perusing your sites and appreciating your photographs
that we decided to do something constructive with all those hours of browsing.
Hence, BLM was born. It's our hope that this magazine will introduce you to photographers
and writers whose work will inspire you.
The theme for this issue is color. Though
many creatures have the ability to perceive color, as far as we
who attach so many varying levels of meaning to it. We
don't consciously think about it, but color is at the very core
of the human experience. Many of us have a favorite color, and
the sight of certain hues has the power to evoke emotion or conjure
memories. Indeed, our response to color is such that some psychologists
use color therapy to influence our moods, while advertising executives
use it to influence our spending habits. Even
our desire for food and the tranquility of our sleep is affected
by the hues we see around us. Color is light, light is energy,
and this is Bending Light Magazine. We hope you enjoy Issue No.
- Ariela and Peter
December 15th, 2005