As many of you, both in the UK and overseas, will now know, the recent UK referendum offering UK citizens the choice to vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union may have yielded an unexpected result for many. For us UK citizens it has been impossible to miss, dominating our media for many weeks, with many different viewpoints aired and concerns shared. Now that the results are in, the ripples from the referendum are being felt worldwide and many changes are expected to take place over the coming months and years.
The UK’s decision to leave the EU may have caused a huge outcry in the press, on social media and, indeed, left some politicians careers in tatters, but it is still the people's decision and we have to respect it. This is how democracy works – not everyone is always happy.
My own view is that we all need to look to the future, embrace the change and remember how the UK has managed to survive and thrive for eons. We should not allow ourselves to be dragged into a war of words and apportioning ‘blame’, when we all had an equal say in the result. I hope that, by keeping a positive attitude, the future will also be one that is both positive and prosperous.
Despite the many political changes taking place globally, one thing still remains the same: it’s a new month and a new issue of LPM, so let’s see what we have on offer for you.
Tiffany Reed Briley brings us an exclusive in-depth interview with photographic legend, Michael Frye. Michael talks us through his beginnings in photography, how he teaches students and the best piece of advice he would give to a photographer. Definitely one not to miss!
Mark Hamblin argues that instead of keeping people out of the frame, we should embrace them to add another dimension to a scene. Chris Burkard describes his journey from sharing images on Instagram with friends to it being an integral part of his professional brand. And, finally, we showcase the best images from the Global Arctic Awards competition and our own Earth Day Photography Project.
Until next month, be well, stay inspired and read issue 65 from cover to cover.
Dimitri Vasileiou, Editor of LPM firstname.lastname@example.org