Note from the Publisher

Hello and welcome to the July-August issue of It's been tough to put together with my recent schedule but I've managed to complete another issue. I've shortened it but then who's sitting at home this summer surfing the web...I hope everyone is out enjoying the sun. In this issue you'll see my somewhat random series of images taken around San Diego of sun, sea, and sky. See the Phation section for few bikini shot from photo sessions over the last year and a half. Images from the bikini series range from studio shoots to location. A few of the images are from the Gulls Girls 2006 bikini calendar and others are from model portfolio work. Also in this issue is a new section I'm trying out which is the Featured Artist. I'll occasionally highlight the work of creative people I've had the opportunity to meet. This issue features graphic designer Beck Bacoca (she's also the model on the cover and you'll find a bikini shot of her in the Phation section). Finally, I did not publish the Skinny (my how to section) in this issue as I just did not have time but come back for the September-October issue as I have big plans.

Todd Akers


Produced by PhatBelt Media
In connection with Stephen Akers Photography

Todd Akers - Publisher and Managing Editor
Owner of Stephen Akers Photography - Creator of PhatBelt Media
Factoid: Recently adopted two turtles–anyone want them??

Amy Yu - Decisions

PhatBelt Media
San Diego, California 92116

Model: Becky Bacoca
Stephen Akers Photography
Location: Mission Trails Regional Park


02 • Sun · Sea · Sky >>
Images of San Diego       

54 • Phation >>
Bikini shots!!       

72 • Featured Artist >>
Trading cards by Becky Bacoca       

Past Issues >>


There is more to life than increasing its speed.
–Mahatma Gandhi

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