Break out the bubbles! We are beyond excited to announce that the very first issue of the new Beloved magazine is now available!
It’s been a long journey from when we had the initial idea for a magazine to holding the finished product in our hands, and to be honest, it’s a pretty emotional moment. Our aim was to create a publication that would be truly beautiful to look at, filled with inspiring stories and photographs to nourish the creative spirit, and to celebrate the creative souls behind the images, in the same way that Beloved Collective aims to do with all the support, products and events it offers. The first issue is packed with beautiful images and inspiring interviews with the likes of Gabe McClintock, who’s gorgeous image you can see on the spread above.
The photograph on the cover of the first issue is by the amazingly talented Fer Juaristi, who is also interviewed on the pages of the magazine. It’s only fitting that Fer’s image should lead the way for future issue covers to come, as he played a big part in inspiring the Beloved community at last year’s Adventure Always conference.
Through the global community of the Beloved Collective we’ve gathered together contributions from all over the world, and would like to thank each and every person who has contributed photography and words to the project. We absolutely couldn’t have done it without you, and we hope more than anything that this magazine will be a beautiful way of exposing new people to all the amazing work you create using Beloved. Personally we feel absolutely blown away by the quality of work we got to showcase in this issue.
We’ve also compiled a report from last year’s Adventure Always conference, as experienced through the images and words of the attendees.
We felt strongly that we wanted each issue to have a theme, and for this first issue we settled on dreams and daydreams – it seemed fitting seeing how none of this would be happening if Jesh de Rox hadn’t dreamt up Beloved, and if there weren’t so many people who strongly believe in the dream of Beloved making the world a better place. Inside the magazine you’ll find a special section filled with dream-themed contributions but, in a way, the whole issue is about dreams really. What is being a photographer and living a creative life if it isn’t pursuing a crazy dream? In the same way that Adventure Always and the Beloved Collective aim to, we hope this magazine will inspire you to take a leap of faith and follow, not just follow, but chase down your dreams.
Beloved Collective members receive an electronic copy as part of their membership subscription.