John has been involved in photography since the days of film and manual focusing. He free-lanced for an upstate NY paper in grad school and much more recently was the President of the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs. He judges photo competitions in California and spends his days working as a physicist – hence the ties to Albuquerque through Sandia Labs. He enjoys green chile and spending time visiting with his model and photographer friends in the land of enchantment where he has a home/studio on the west side.
Charismatic. Enigmatic. Passionate.
Lover of life and all truth in it!
Arun Kapur is a UK based visual artist, poet and mental health advocate. He uses the power of the arts to promote mental health awareness, wellbeing and community building!
He has always had a love for the arts for it is his voice!
He believes that we all have purpose and never fear to be heard!
This is a piece that speaks to the nomadic nature in which my life has proceeded and how difficult change still is for me. Since moving to the United States at seven years old from Bulgaria I have pretty steadily been moving around and words such as “home” or “consistency” carry weight only in regards to their absence for me. This is a testament to how everything changes without your consent, even you.
Yoana Tosheva is a third year student at Loyola University Chicago, pursuing a degree in Art History and English. She runs a blog about music which you can read at collectivecadence.home.blog. Her creative work has also been published in Diminuendo, a literary magazine at Loyola.
Gretchen Stewart is a photographer local to New Mexico and studied photography at the University of New Mexico. Gretchen is a prior contributor to BOMBFIRE.
Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina.
Christopher Woods is a writer and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a book of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His photographs can be seen in his gallery –http://christopherwoods.zenfolio.com/ . His photography prompt book for writers, FROM VISION TO TEXT, is forthcoming from PROPERTIUS PRESS. His novella, HEARTS IN THE DARK, is forthcoming from RUNNING WILD PRESS.
Pippa Scott is a budding new artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. From the age of two, she has shown incredible artistic talent. Her favorite mediums include sketching, acrylic painting, and digital art. She enjoys watching anime, playing video games, and spending time with her three dogs.
Gretchen Stewart is a photographer local to New Mexico. Ms. Stewart studied photography at the University of New Mexico, and uses her love for photography to capture intimate portraits of friends, pets, and her children. She started actively pursuing black and white photography as a young adult, and over the years, has developed a style combination of using both her love for black and white photography, blended with selective color.