Each issue of Klipsun Magazine has a different theme and the cover generally reflects the overarching meaning of the theme. The next issue, titled Vital, explores a variety of phenomenon that are vital to different people.
As photo editor, I was designated the task of taking the cover image. My mind jumped to water when I thought about vitals for life. Then blood came next, as a vital to all animals. I played around with a few ideas for wraparound cover images, and I came up with the pictures you see below.
Neither of these ideas ended up being the final cover, but I still liked the photos. Look for the next issue coming out soon at Western Washington University and in Bellingham to see the final cover image and read all the wonderful stories inside!