Featured in Edition VII of Mavguard Magazine
Holly Knox, "Perspective"
Holly has always had a love for photography. From the disposable cameras that she received as a little kid to the day she got her first digital camera, Holly has enjoyed capturing the natural beauty that can be seen all around us. Holly was born and raised in western New Mexico where she grew up on a summer camp. She is currently attending the University of New Mexico where she is working toward her degree in Speech Language Pathology. Some of Holly’s hobbies are photography, camp counseling, crocheting, reading, discovering new quotes, spending time outdoors, working with children, and spending time with her friends and family. The photo “Perspective” was taken near the village of Supai in the Grand Canyon.
Julie Haider, "Layers"
Julie is a self-taught professional photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although wedding photography is her profession, she enjoys getting back to her roots with landscape photography. She's an avid traveler who enjoys the outdoors—particularly hiking, camping, kayaking, and snorkeling. A few favorite recent destinations seen in her work are Colorado, Hawaii, northern California, and Maine. She also enjoys exploring the southwest and the natural beauty that New Mexico has to offer. She’s always amazed at how diverse the landscape is in her state. In the coming year she will be visiting the Grand Tetons and Rocky Mountains, and hopes to take her first trip overseas.
Abraham S. Assed discovered his talent for writing in middle school. He would create stories based on his favorite movies and television shows. In seventh grade, he wrote his first original story, Olympus Mons, a science fiction tale set on a colonized Mars. Having grown up in the late 1990s and early 2000s, much of his inspiration draws not only from film and television, but also from personal experiences and nostalgia. The enigmatic nature of the southwest he grew up in had a similar influence. His writing echoes a sarcastic but hopeful outlook on the world, bringing attention to the small things. Though he has written stories in many genres, Abraham’s writing is most notable in science fiction and contemporary young adult. His young adult short story, Like We Used To, was featured in Mavguard Magazine in 2016, the first of his work to be published.