Welcome to the first issue of Bending Light Magazine. This issue's theme is color, and we are pleased to present the work of more than forty talented photographers for your enjoyment. We would also like to introduce you to the photography of Paul Wood and Byron Barrett, our featured artists. Explore the emotive qualities of color with Paul in his article, "Color and Emotion." Then head on over to Vancouver with Byron for a look at the beauty of the downtown eastside in "The Urban Experience in Your Own Backyard." We hope that you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We would like to thank all of our contributers for letting us share their creative vision with the artistic community.

Submissions are now closed for the second issue of Bending Light Magazine. We are currently in the process of collecting photographs and articles from contributing artists. Please check back soon for updates - Issue 2 is expected to be online by March 15th!

Issue 1 Contents:

Letter from the Editors

Color and Emotion by Paul Wood

The Urban Experience