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Punch The Camera Issue 03

Seven photographers capture an illusive sense of adventure across North America

by Graham Hiemstra in Culture on 05 June 2013

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Adventure, exploration and open spaces are of interest to photographer Justin Parkhurst and that's reflected in his bi-annual photo magazine,"Punch The Camera." More like a miniature coffee-table book than a glossy journal, the newly-released Issue 03 pushes Parkhurst's mission to publish high caliber images even further, offering up a bevy of striking photos with sharp lines and bold moods.

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Included on the rather noteworthy roster is internet-famous lensman Foster Huntington of "A Restless Transplant," action sport industry head Laura Austin and all around creative photographer Jim Mangan. Huntington's keen eye for photo-worthy circumstances and Austin's knack for landscape shots play well with one another, while Mangan's mysterious images of a lone snowboarder in a beautifully unique environment add a certain sense of the unknown.

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Not to be outdone, the remaining four photographers involved produced an equally impressive set of inspiring essays. Bryan Schutmaat's images from Western mining communities offer beautiful snapshots of a suffering industry, John Kilar's curious portraits beg for explanation, each of Kevin Trageser's vibrant photos tells a story, and Justin Parkhurst's capture the raw power of the mountains and the uniquely natural feeling of riding down them. Visit Punch The Camera online to secure a copy for $20.

Studio images by Graham Hiemstra, snowboarder by Jim Mangan and still life by Bryan Schutmaat

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