One aspect of the magazine that I focus on when compiling each issue is "flow". How does one image flow into the next? How does one style flow into another? Because the impact of an image can drastically change based on what you just saw.
And I've also realized that the impact of a photo can be affected by your mood (which is almost impossible to predict). I left these photos out of the magazine...and today, I am asking myself, "Why did I do that?" They didn't speak to me a month ago, but today, I love them.
Today they are whispering - "Peace."
I guess I had to slow down to be able to appreciate them.
If you want to see the photos by Keith Aitken that I did include in the magazine, read Issue Two.
Meredith M Howard is a photographer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She was inspired to start THE STREETS magazine after many conversations with strangers in downtown Atlanta.