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Flawed - Issue 3 - October 2016

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Issue three has caused Flawed Magazine to evolve. After the first two issues we have really got into our stride and now have a much clearer direction of the magazines aesthetic. Flawed Magazine is now exclusive to photos taken with natural/available light only. Our reasoning behind this is two fold. Firstly, it gives everyone the opportunity to shoot, all you need is a camera (which the majority of us even have in our phones) and your imagination. No need for expensive lights or studios, just good friends and the big wide world. Secondly, natural/available light is unpredictable, you are not in control therfore it can never be perfect, it can be flawed. But that makes it beautiful in it's own right, you have just captured a moment in time which could never look the same again. We will still have our two categories, 'Fashion Editorials' and 'Natural Beauty' but now all of the photos will have a similar feel as they were captured in a similar way.

Creating this issue of the magazine has been an amazing experience. I started this magazine with the intention of allowing creatives to share their story of difficult times that they have had or traits that they feel are not their best to help others dealing with the same issues, to show that you are not alone, there are other people just like you. Knowing that you are not the only one really helps boost your morale on the situation as you no longer feel isolated, more often than not it is this isolation which is the hardest to deal with. You are stuck within your own mind, being eaten alive by your own thoughts; it is a downward spiral that is hard to recover from as you are constantly putting yourself down. This magazine allows you to read other peoples stories that may be dealing with or have dealt with similar situations to you and through them you can learn how they coped and hopefully it will help you overcome your latest obstacle. It is always nice to be able to relate to someone, especially when you are feeling down as we all like to be understood and often we find it hard for someone to understand if they havent been through a similar situation. What I found surprising about this issue is how both of the featured interviews have actually been relatable to my life as well, it never occured to me that I would be learning from the content as well as I was so engrossed in making the publication. It is an amazing feeling. 

Because of this I would just like to say a huge thankyou to everyone that has helped with Flawed, all the artists feautured within it's pages and on the website, the interviewees and everyone who has helped grow the magazine even just by supporting the publication by liking photos and following us on social media. It really has kept me going and given me motivation to carry on as if I am honest, I do have a habit of talking myself out of things and that has very nearly happened quite a few times during the creation of Flawed, from when I had the initial idea (which I nearly talked myself out of three times in that one day) all the way up until now. So thankyou all for the support as I have had quite a few messages from people saying how much they enjoy the content and how it has actually helped them find some clarity in the situation they were currently in. You have all pushed me to be better and I hope that the magazine continues to help and inspire you as well.

In this issue we have content from some regular submitters and some fresh faces to the pages of Flawed (I really hope you guys become regulars too as the content is amazing!!) We also have two amazing interviews, one with performer/entrepreneur Elizabeth Warburton (Page 46) talking about why it is important to have balance in our lives and another with Latvian phtographer Valters Pudans (Page 72) discussing why we need to learn to accept ourselves and as creatives why we need to share our work to improve.

There is also another brand new feature to this issue. It is a blog called 'My mind, My world'. The author, Kat, explains how sometimes you need to have the dark to be able to see the light. I hope you like what she has to say. She will be writing some posts exclusively for Flawed but there are many more featured on her website; I highly recommend you check them out.

I really hope you enjoy this issue and continue to share in the Flawed journey. Right, enough talk, I will let you enjoy some beautiful work from all around the world while I get to work on Issue Four.