In late 2006 I began working in Saigon at a small magazine called Saigon Inside out. Shortly after (approximately three issues to be exact) Saigon inside out became AsiaLIFE magazine. In late 2008 AsiaLIFE had a mini meltdown and the then editor broke off and started his own publication. In the wake of all the insanity I got very lucky and became the Photo Editor of the newly restarted AsiaLIFE.
To be completely honest, I had no right to be a photo editor at that stage in my career. I had only been doing photography as a paid professional for about a year and a half. However, desperate times call for desperate measures I guess and the ownership at the magazine put their faith in me to make the AsiaLIFE look good every month.
Fast forward to March 2014 and seven years have whipped by in a torrent of photographs. And I have decided that it was time to move on from the magazine. It was a hard decision to make. One because I rather enjoy a steady pay cheque and two because I genuinely enjoyed working for the magazine. However, at the time of this post my freelance career has been taking up more and more of my time and I could no longer commit enough time to the magazine.
So, in honour of my time at AsiaLIFE I have created a tiled photo of almost every cover I have been privileged to shoot at the magazine over the past 7 years. There are only three covers missing from my count. the very first cover I photographed I could not find the digital file and two others from the middle years because they were very photoshop heavy and I don’t feel it was my photo anymore. That being said. It is still a mosaic of 54 covers.
it is not very often that a person gets to see their development over the course of the better part of a decade all in one go. But, there you have it.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the covers and reading the magazine as much as I did make it.
Although I really doubt that. 😉