The magazine was created as an appreciation piece to influence and spark inspiration within the viewer. Layout design and photography are the focus of the magazine. Through these mediums, the magazine becomes an artwork in itself, as the focus is pulled away from traditional editorial design. I hope to provoke thought, and provide another avenue to showcase beautifully collated works to enhance creativity.
As a lover of photography, magazines and layout design, I am frequently flicking through magazines to source inspiration. In the magazine industry, there is very little that communicate stories and experiences through photography and layout design alone. This is the relationship I wanted to explore.
The inspiration behind the concept of the magazine came from the Celtic symbol of 'Begin A New.' I believe new beginnings can be broadly interpreted and looked upon from numerous perspectives; whether it be new life, a new start psychological or emotional beginning. Each series of photographs explores a different facet of this concept. The magazine creates a sense of narrative through layout, design and the stories told within each photographic series.