Into the Light: Amateur Photographer Magazine


This month there is a 6 page feature on my work in the “Amateur Photographer” – possibly the longest running photographic publication in the world. The article is called “Into the light” (as you can see above), fitting, considering the recent release of my eBook.


I’m excited about this one. The interviewer was great and really tried to get to the essence of what I do from a practical perspective. As a result the feature is a “to-the-point” look at my photography and at how I shoot. I hope they send me a copy, it’s still kinda exciting to see my work in print. The magazine (weekly publication) is available in the UK and Australia, and perhaps in other  English speaking countries.

My website was finally included and there’s even a very quick plug for my eBooks. If you’re a reader of my blog you’ll know that I’ve had a few frustrating experiences with people forgetting to include my website into the magazines, so I’m real glad about everything working out just as I had hoped.

Speaking of the eBooks, I want to thank everyone who bought them over the past couple of weeks and a special thanks to everyone who spread the word about them. The response was even better than the first time. The income will give me the freedom to move around and shoot the subjects that interest me, and that’s all a photographer can ask for.

Right now my wife and I are at her sister’s apartment in Northern Belarus. We’ve stopped here on the way to Braslav – an area which is supposed to have some fascinating traditional (relatively) villages. I’m really glad to get away from Minsk! It takes only a couple of weeks of being in the city to remember why it felt depressing, even when I was a 10-year-old. The overwhelming, oppressing communist architecture and city planning might be fascinating over a short visit, but not if you have to live amongst all that crap. It feels like everything was planned to make the individual feel insignificant. You walk for hundreds of meters from one shop to the next, the streets are wide enough to fit a football field, but at the same time, the apartments in which people live are tiny and stacked on top of each other over 9 stories and more. In short I have no love for Minsk.

On the way to Novopolotsk (where Tanya’s sister lives) I saw the romantic, beautiful side of Belarus – green meadows, stacks of hay, forests and villages. This is what I came here for and this is what I finally have a chance to shoot.

Well, that’s all for now. Tomorrow I’m off to Braslav, I pray to the “photography Gods” to give me what I seek.

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6 Responses to “Into the Light: Amateur Photographer Magazine”

  1. Jeffrey Chapman Says:

    It looks like you’re on the cover as well! Congratulations. I’ll have to see if I can find a copy, but I suspect that it won’t be easy in this corner of the world.

    Have a great trip to Braslav.

  2. Craig Ferguson (@cfimages) Says:

    I don’t think it’s available in my corner of the world but I’ll take a look in the import bookstore and see. Congrats.

  3. Julien Dorol Says:

    Well done for this publication Mitchell. I won’t be able to get it, but I think it’s roughly about the same as your ebook. Got throug it, it is just so helpfull.

    Have a great time in Belarus

  4. Stephen Perks Says:

    Hello again Mitchell,

    I just bought AP in the UK and you are indeed also featured on the front cover!

    You should have my email address and I follow you on twitter( @stephenperks )

    If AP don’t send you a copy, let me know.
    I’ll keep my copy in pristine condition with the polyphene wrapper and would be happy to post it to you (if I can nail you down to one part of the globe long enough for you to receive it!)

    Good work!

    Just let me know 😉

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  6. Jeffrey K. Edwards Says:


    There are few things as satisfying for a journalist (image or literary) as being published and recognized by your peers. I have downloaded your most recent ebook and feel it is a unique contribution to the photographic community. I look forward to your future efforts and certainly encourage you to continue with both the blog and your ebooks.

    Be safe in your travels.

    Stephenville, Tx

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