Beautiful, beautiful summer. This newest issue of Light and Truth arrives at the highest height of thegolden season, a time steeped in luxurious warmth and honeyed light, when days are long and nightsare filled with endless stars. Undeniably the season of expansion, the generative capacity of the earthbursts forth in brilliant colours, sumptuous flavours, and sun-sweetened fragrances lifting on the slightestbreeze. Gardens are unfurling and trees are setting fruit that seems to ripen by the hour - all around us lifeis moving, changing, opening, and striving towards the light.For many of us, too, it’s our flat-out, full-on, busiest time of year, and we’re working hard. To reflect andsupport the energy of summer, we’ve focused this issue on the theme of growth, looking at the many waysin which we’ll reach beyond limitations to explore our full capacities throughout our months of summershooting. We’ve contemplated the role of teachers in our lives and talked with artists about their mentors,hit the road to scout locations and compiled tips to get you organized, discovered extraordinary imagesand touched upon the tender heart of inspiration. In short, we’ve gathered a collection of photo-essays,interviews, and technical tutorials to hasten your own flowering as a successful independent artist.Summer is lovely and hopelessly brief - explore, express, and flourish!