by Rachael Patterson

for·ward   toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling. onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion.

Progression is key in a cut-throat industry. A quick turnaround in production and maintaining fresh work is important to keep a growing audience. It took me 8 years to realize this. I was always told I had a natural eye for photography. My angles and how I displayed my subject matter was captivating. I let this halt my work for the longest. I stopped trying to grow and solely relied on my “eye.” It’s sad, honestly, to ever stop growing on the account of someone else. And, that was basically what I was doing.

However, building a magazine has brought the fire back to become even better. A major stepping stone for me was upping my editing game. Especially working in the fashion industry, editing becomes a bit more than just adjusting my brightness and contrast or correcting my tones. Here’s a look at me moving forward…

...and a promise to keep doing so.