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I hope that your summer travel includes locations on your photographic bucket list that inspire you to take your photography to the next level. So, grab your camera gear, have some fun, and keep clicking!

I hope you are enjoying the various articles and artists from around the world that we feature each month. The staff at FSM enjoy working to bring you the well known and the not so well known of photographic talent, creatives, make-up artists, designers, entertainers, blog posts, and on-location photojournals from around the world.

In keeping with our summer time theme, the July/August issue of FSM features a swimwear photoshoot by photographers Derrick Leadon and Kevin Goodie. This month's on-location photojournal is from Japan by photographer Chris Franklin.

Our chief correspondent Rae-Shell D. Fletcher contributes an article on "Why Black Girls Don't Swim".  It is an amusing yet informative article on keeping your hair protected while swimming.

The highlight of our July/August issue features clothing accessory designer extraordinaire Michelle Thomas of Aunt Funky’s Closet in Los Angeles. Her style and imaginative designs accessorize entertainers, music industry icons, and A-listers from around the world. Be sure to take a look at her work in our latest issue.

On behalf of the staff and photographers at FSM, we wish you a summer of photographic success and tack sharp photos.

Young on lounger and man diving into pool
Beautiful woman in bikini

"Reflection" | Foto of the Month

Kevin Goodie

Nikon D810 • 70-200 @170mm • 1/100 @F5.6 • ISO 160 • PB Einsteins (2) with Octabox