Issue 4 Preview – Christopher Perez

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After a long career in software engineering and being an active promoter of open source software since RedHat 5.0, Christopher Perez, photographer of the outré, is now retired and living his dream in Paris, France.

I stumbled across Christopher’s work on Flickr.  I was so impressed by the style of his work that I found myself reviewing his entire portfolio, suddenly realizing that he works with GIMP.  Immediately I contacted him and asked if he would be willing to be a part of the magazine.  Graciously he said yes.  He worked with Debi Dalio to create not only the cover story, but three other significant articles in Issue #4 including our Master Class.

In my view Christopher is a very unique individual as he is not only an exceptional photographer, but also a highly talented digital artist.  I find this mix of talent to be rare — most people are either gifted in one area or the other, while Christopher is incredibly gifted in both.  Christopher also has a wide range of photography that we get to explore in Issue #4 from very bold to very beautiful (shown above) and everything in between.  I will caution you that some of his bold work is very dark and may leave you with a haunting feeling — it is that powerful.

Here is a preview of just some of the images from Issue #4 in our Directors Cut.

WARNING: the music and images in this 6 minute Directors Cut video are haunting!

This is a real honor to have Christopher Mark Perez featured in our magazine.  The fact that he works with GIMP is proof that GIMP is an incredibly powerful image manipulation package.  Please check out Issue #4 that is launching on September 4th 2013 right here at  I also highly recommend that you not only download the free digital version that we offer here and on but to also purchase the print version at .  It is the only way to truly experience all of the high-quality, print-resolution images.  We can’t wait to launch this!

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