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Holiday Displays in Rear Curtain

4 December, 2012
Holiday Displays of New York Rear Curtain magazine issue 3 cover

Bergdorf Goodman 55, from my series “Holiday Displays of New York” on the cover of Rear Curtain issue 3.

Yes, that is my photograph above gracing the cover of a magazine! I am extremely excited to announce that my series “Holiday Displays of New York” has been published in the latest issue of the visual storytelling magazine and website Rear Curtain. This short series was completed last year during the Holiday season, and while the displays may have changed the intention and sentiment behind my photographs have not. Of course it is also entirely appropriate they should be published at this time of year. Working with the Rear Curtain team on this was as simple a process as there could be. I could not have asked for better; indeed I am very pleased to be associated with this magazine.

Rear Curtain issue 3 photography story-telling inside pages promo

A glimpse inside Rear Curtain issue 3

Rear Curtain is a genuine photographic story-tellers magazine, filled with work that is of a very high caliber. In fact the quality is increasing with every issue as more and more people realize that they can submit their photographic series and stories to them. If you are looking for such a venue I urge you to go for it. Their mission is one I whole-heartedly support:

life  people  stories

At its heart, Rear Curtain is about storytelling. Images hold the potential to share some of the most powerful stories that connect us no matter where in the world we live. Finding stories that link people to one another and that reflect how we are all the same can make the world a better place. Through sharing our lives and those of the people around us–our family, friends, neighbors, and our community–we can move others to new points of view by showing what we all have in common regardless of race, culture, religion or geography. These stories can improve understanding and influence behavior, all with the hope of–in some way–changing the future.

Our mission is to be a place for emerging visual storytellers to share the stories that are important to them and also to be a resource of learning tools for those who wish to advance their storytelling skills.

I’d like to thank the whole team over there, Ray Ketcham, Matthew Connors, Sabrina Henry, and Stuart Sipahigil, for supporting my photography. I’d also like to thank my family, friends, and you, the people who visit this blog for also supporting my photography through comments, and timely confident boosts or critiques.

Editor’s note for Rear Curtain issue 3. Pick up a copy of this issue of Rear Curtain here, and maybe even the back issues too. You won’t be disappointed.

  1. Mark permalink
    4 December, 2012 9:56 AM

    Congratulations on the cover, Ed. Your first? When I saw the cover, I immediately thought it was your work. I don’t remember this photo from last year, but I do remember the style and your foresight for this type of story. Perfect. Makes a great cover too!

    • Ed permalink*
      6 December, 2012 10:55 AM

      Thanks for the note Mark. First cover of a magazine, but I did also photograph three covers for a classic book series, Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice. It was a pleasure working with the designer on those too.

  2. Eileen Shaloum permalink
    4 December, 2012 7:27 PM

    Ed… Congratulations! I have always admired your work. And it is nice to see a high caliber photographic magazine affirm your artistry. The photo is beautiful. I remember the window displays from BG last year. They were amazing. Great capture!

    • Ed permalink*
      6 December, 2012 10:56 AM

      Thank you so much. You’ll have to see the inside, there’s quite a few more in the series.

  3. 4 December, 2012 11:41 PM

    Thanks Ed for being a part of Issue 3. As you know we’ve had our eye on this series since last year and we are thrilled that you agreed to let us bring it to the world in print. I hope you will continue to think of Rear Curtain as a place for your work.

    • Ed permalink*
      6 December, 2012 10:57 AM

      Yes, thank you for all the time and effort, including persuading me to get them in to you! I am thrilled to be a part of Rear Curtain.

  4. Gabrielle Brydon permalink
    5 December, 2012 2:47 AM

    Fantastic photograph Edward , Wonderful
    It says it all and thankfully publication gives us all the chance to admire and reflect

    • Ed permalink*
      6 December, 2012 10:58 AM

      Thank you Mum, I very much appreciate it.

  5. Lavinia Brydon permalink
    5 December, 2012 4:11 AM

    Gorgeous image. Capture a moment, a feeling wonderfully. I now feel properly holiday-y! Well done you!

    • Ed permalink*
      6 December, 2012 10:58 AM

      Thanks Sis. Happy it got you in an even more Christmas-y mood!


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