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The magazine of the art-form of the photo-essay “A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
Jan 2015 back issue
Life Force magazine is a free, monthly, online, photo-led magazine which celebrates the art-form of the photo-essay. Our photo-essays are about great photography and pushing the boundaries of the medium to explore conciousness and human perception, by harnessing the unique power that photography holds to capture a moment for analysis. Our vision for Life Force magazine is that it should use photo-essays to entertain and enlighten whilst at the same time never missing an opportunity to speak out for those in need or without a voice. We don’t believe in voyeurism or in the exploitation of those less fortunate than ourselves.  We have realised that the only reason the photo-essays in Life Force magazine are proving popular is because they capture life by observing and recording fleeting moments of human energy that are about hope, strength and optimism, despite perhaps adversity.  It therefore seems appropriate that Life Force magazine should be used to empower those that figure in our photography.  This is our long-term objective.
Photographer and Photojournalist Damian Bird
Editor Damian Bird is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused, The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine. www.damianbirdphotography.com
Alice Bird (Mrs Damian Bird) has a background in Public Relations and Marketing having worked in large London agencies on well-known consumer brands and in smaller, in-house roles for eccentric entrepreneurs. She works alongside Damian as his right hand woman and is responsible for all marketing and web related issues.
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Life Force magazine is dedicated to Paul Bird 1923 - 1993
Paul Bird (father of Life Force magazine Editor Damian Bird) served with the British Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II and saw active service in Burma and the Pacific.  He was a war artist and two of his paintings (commissioned by the Royal Navy during WWII) remain in the Imperial War Museum in London to this day. Bird was the Vice Principal of the Central School of Art and Design, London, for twenty years during the 60s, 70s and 80s and his teaching is considered to have been influential. “Whilst working on my degree in Photography (1991), my Father became my most influential teacher until his death in 1993.  I learnt more from him about photography than from any one else.”  Damian Bird. www.independent.co.uk/obituary-paul-bird
Paul Bird WWII, Officer RN
Paul Bird WWII, Officer RN
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