If I had a say in it, the New Year would begin in spring instead of in the middle of winter. Watching the beauty of nature’s reawakening, one can only see it as a new beginning. However, we humans aren’t dormant during the winter like the rest of the natural world, so the calendar New Year is a good as time as any to make decisions whose results might bloom in spring.
Our BLUR team had a very active winter and set some ambitious goals for 2013, and we’re waiting for the first results to sprout and show their colors. However, we still have some work to do to get everything ready, and what’s not yet done in spite of our wishes can be conveniently blamed on the unexpectedly long winter and cold days.
This issue is somewhat different from our usual crop, as we’re doing our best to avoid predictability. Our cover page usually features an attractive female model, but this time we chose an artistic portrait of a handsome man. And in this issue, CLOSE UP is dedicated to portraits, mostly of children and the elderly, while INSTANTION focuses on agriculture and nature instead of people and architecture. OPEN features the theme of couples in love, while PROEYECT brings us simple summer reminiscence. To avoid sounding like an advertising jingle, I’ll let you discover everything for yourself – continue on to enjoy 200 pages of the best creative photography in the world that we could uncover for you.
Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief