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Damian Bird
Photographer and Photojournalist Creator and Editor of Life Force magazine
Boys fighting in the street, Kabul.
©Damian Bird
“I am loving what you are doing! Life Force is powerful. Congratulations!” Ami Vitale, National Geographic Photographer “I have looked at the current and back issues of Life Force and I salute you, for your work and for the magazine. The quality level of the work and the site's simplicity and user friendliness will, I believe, enhance the future value of this outstanding archive of contemporary photography.” Medford Taylor, National Geographic Photographer “You have created a wonderful platform to share the life force of our planet.  Your magazine is very impressive thank you for including my work and story on the  Big Cats who need our help right now. Much appreciated.” Beverly Joubert, National Geographic Photographer “I would be honored to be featured in Life Force.  Ami Vitale told me about the magazine, as did Catherine Karnow.  You are doing a great job following a grand tradition.” Robert Holmes, National Geographic Photographer Thank you so very much for your help, enthusiasm, input, and support. I am deeply appreciative!” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic Photographer “Thank you so much Damian!!! It looks amazing and I really appreciate everything you have done. What a fantastic magazine, thank you.All the best always, Faith” Faith Model, sister of National Geographic Photographer Bobby Model You are amazing Damian! I'm so impressed with what you have created with Life Force! And thrilled to be a part of it.” Ami Vitale, National Geographic Photographer “Immense work, that you do to promote doc photography! Its an enormous archive, that you build for the future! I’m really glad to be part of it!”  Tomek Gola “Damian you are still doing fabulous work putting fine images out there. All the best for the new year.” Lynn Johnson, National Geographic Photographer You are a true mensch! Combined with the best of the British.” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic Photographer “Hello Everyone! Sorry to have been kind of invisible lately, but I'm back now with a new photo essay just published in LIFE FORCE MAGAZINE, called POSTCARDS FROM THE SOUTHERN EDGE! Thanks for taking a look, and many thanks to Damian Bird, the talented, tireless and patient editor of LIFE FORCE! Damian and his wife Alice publish some of the best photo essays being done in the world today!” Raymond Gehman, National Geographic Photographer “I think what you are doing is very beneficial to the photography community.” Andrew Gehman “I must say you did a wonderful job with my images and story. Thank you very much. I will post on Facebook, and also use this in my next email blast to my large email group. I am glad that folks will have a chance to see just how handsome and interesting Lifeforce is as a magazine. So it is, as they say, a win-win. Thank you so much again, Damian. It is a pleasure to work with you.” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic Photographer “Damian is the editor and force (excuse the pun) behind the online photography magazine LIFE FORCE and whilst we've never met I often see the stories he publishes and it brings a breath of fresh air and offers beautiful content and comment and within the frame.” David Eustace “I would be proud and thrilled to have my work published in Life Force.” Raymond Gehman, National Geographic Photographer “You have my congratulations for presenting such a visually stunning magazine. Aside from presenting a visual feast for your readers, your magazine is providing a wonderful service for photographers.” Johan Reinhard Ph.D, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic “A handsome, important venue for photography.” Kevin Schafer, National Geographic Photographer “I wish you the very best of luck.” Jeff Bridges, Actor & Photographer “Bravo! I love the simple design of the process - you allow the images to tell the story with thoughtful support of the language.” Lynn Johnson, National Geographic Photographer “I must have been living in a cave to have missed your spectacular magazine.  I looked through the current issue and some of the earlier ones and was impressed.  You have built a modern version of LIFE Magazine, probably even a better one.  I would be very honored if you would like to use some of my work.” Gordon Wiltsie, National Geographic Photographer “I love what you are doing I'd also be honored to be a contributor.” Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic Photographer “Fantastic new free online "photo-essay" magazine just launched.” Stephen Fry, Actor, Writer, Broadcaster and Comedian “My greetings with this important anniversary of your beautiful magazine! Besides thank you very much for your attention to my country and your interest to Russian photography and photographers.” Sergey Maximishin “Congrats on Life Force - great to see your new view of the photographic world. Sure loved seeing Jeff's [Bridges] images - grew up watching his Dad's show Sea Hunt.” Steve Winter National Geographic Photographer "I would love to be a part of Life Force magazine." RANKIN "Dear Damian, thank you I like how you do things. It is a great Magazine." RAX “I really appreciate what you are doing to celebrate photography and create awareness about important issues. I am happy to publish my project in Life Force magazine.”  Matteo Bastianelli, Getty Images “I am truly flattered and would love to participate.” Larry Racioppo  “Thanks for having used the feature on my work.  I think you are all doing a great job in addressing photography as such an important part of our lives.” Jay Dickman, National Geographic Photographer “Your magazine looks interesting.” Bruce Dale, National Geographic photographer “I love the 'Private Ryan' spread, what an honor to be in the same magazine as the likes of my old friend Terry O'Neil.  Thank you for starting something great and the rebirth of a great outlet for photojournalism.” David James “I’m living for these photos. I love your site and any chance I can get to be introduced to great artists and beautiful images, I'm there!” Santino Rice, fashion designer and US TV personality “A really interesting magazine and a wonderful revival of the Picture Post format.” Prue Richardson, The Culture Show BBC2 “Congratulations on the magazine!” The studio of Steve McCurry MAGNUM photographer I’m so pleased about the magazine.” Erin Pizzey, Founder of the charity SHELTER and best-selling novelist “A free really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous.” Stephen Fry “Thank you for what you did in your magazine, it's very good!” Olivier Laban-Mattei World Press Photo 1st prize winner “Its a fabulous website and has stunning pictures. Good luck!” Barney Jones, Editor, BBC’s Andrew Marr Show “Looks great, thank you for the piece.  Its a great collection you chose. Thanks so much for highlighting Mark’s [Hogancamp] work!” Jeff Malmberg, Director of the film Marwencol “May issue looks great. I'm always amazed with so many great works and talented photographers.” Hiroko Masuike “The quality of the photography is superb.” Michael Burrell, Actor & Playwright “The magazine looks terrific!” David Soul, Actor & Musician (Starsky & Hutch) “I always like your magazine, you never fail. I’m in Greenland and the mosquitoes are eating me up.” RAX “You made my day. I can’t stop smiling. Thank you.” Darlyne Murawski “Wonderul publication!  Happy to participate.” Stephen Crowley “I know Life Force magazine and have deep respect for the work you present there.” Espen Rasmussen “Thanks so very much for this beautiful photo essay coverage and space. I am quite proud. Do you know that this collection has never been published anywhere; you are the first! I shot most of these images on "personal" assignments. Thank you, Damian. I feel very proud.” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic photographer “Firstly let me congratulate you on fantastic publication.  Absolutely superb. Secondly it would be a big honor to display my pictures with you, so the answer is an emphatic yes.” Paul Conroy, Sunday Times Photojournalist “Your online magazine is stunning and very educational about the world in so many ways.” Paul Chesley, National Geographic “I wish you great success with the magazine and I am honored to be apart of the future lineup!” Chris Rainier, National Geographic Society Fellow “Many thanks for featuring my pictures in your esteemed magazine. Your November issue looks great and love the works of the other photographers showcased in it. Thank you for creating a wonderful platform for photographers and quality photojournalistic work.” How Hwee Young “A wonderful magazine - congratulations. You have inspired me to get photographing again!!” David Suchet, Actor & Photographer “I would love to be part of this initiative.” Marco di Lauro, Photojourrnalist (Getty)  “Fantastic magazine! It would be an honor to be published in Life Force Magazine.” Peter Pereira “Great job on the magazine..... it looks fantastic” Lana Slezic (Panos) “It’s an impressive collection of work by some great photographers.” Aubrey Wade (Panos) “The magazine is looking good and it is an great resource for all those interested in photography.” Graeme Williams (Panos) “Thanks so much Damian! It was a pleasure to work with you and have my Hong Kong photos published!” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic Photographer “Thank you so much for showcasing the work of so many photographers. I enjoy seeing the work of my colleagues as well my own.” Kevin Schafer, National Geographic Photographer “The honor is mine - I really appreciate what you are doing with LFM - and it would be great to meet in person down in Devon for a few ales... and a cream tea of course. Thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase this work - really appreciated.” Jason Florio “I have been telling everyone about my feature, I am so happy to become published with you.” Eleanor Bennett I am excited to have these photographs in Life Force!” Catherine Karnow, National Geographic “I'd be pleased to have my work on Life Force.....Good work on the magazine.” Jim Richardson, National Geographic “Thank you so much Damian. Best wishes, Ami.” Ami Vitale, National Geographic “I can happily say we'd be honoured to send you some imagery...... We have thousands of stills from 'Mary and Max' we can send.” Adam Elliot “I would be happy to work with you to feature work from Ripple Effect Images.” Annie Griffiths, National Geographic “Hey Damian, Sounds great - thanks for your interest in my work. Let me know what you need: specs for files, etc.” Amy Toensing, National Geographic “I would be delighted to be one of your contributing photographers.” William Albert Allard, National Geographic “I would be delighted to be a contributor to Life Force. It is a wonderful magazine.” Robert Herman “Thank you very much for featuring me and including me in your publication, and thank you, too for your enthusiasm and encouragement. It means a lot to me. I am enjoying your new issue. Some fantastic, inspiring essays there.” Kate Kirkwood “I'd be honoured to be published again in a future issue of LIFE FORCE - thank you so much!”  Betina La Plante    “Thanks Damian! I'm very pleased with what you have done with my work. Not only you did a great job presenting the work but I love the layout, design, etc. A very high quality magazine that I would recommend to my friends and colleagues.” Joseph-Philippe Bevillard   “As always I love Life Force magazine, and thank you for showcasing elephants they need all our help right now.” Beverly Joubert “I would love to have my work published in your fine magazine.” Andrew White “I'm impressed by the pictures in your magazine and would be happy to participate.” John Bulmer   “I just spent some time really looking through the site and to say I am humbled by you giving me this feature in your magazine is a huge understatement.  Truly honoured to be included among such incredible talent - not least yours.  Really enjoyed your photo essays, and 'traveling' through them.” Betina La Plante “Love the magazine, it's a breath of fresh air in the sea of online photography magazines.” Alison Baskerville
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