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Austin-Hitchcock Galveston Master - POSSIBLE V&V Cover by BSE - no doubt w/o fan!

We’ve got our fingers crossed here @ Blackstone Edge Studios for a third cover in our recent run of covers… BSE, which now has 166 covers to its name, is unusual because unlike most photographers who garner covers, ours are spread over a diverse spectrum of magazines, everything from Coastal Living to Futon Life to Softball Magazine!

This possible cover is for the second issue of Vintage & Victorian magazine. First came the call for covers. We were rushing to a shoot for Garrison Hullinger Interior Design (prior to his trip to the Bay Area to speak at a and Rejuvenation Opening). Nevertheless, I took time to make a quick scan of our vast Victorian library for a suitable cover and sent a bunch over to the head honchos for their approval. Ironically, we have two great articles already in that magazine due out shortly (see previous post). But V&V has set a new precedent… choosing a cover that’s NOT in the magazine!!!

Forgot cell phone. Our trusty Technical Guru, Marshal Serna, arrived at the studio. The magazine wanted a hi-res of one of the shots I sent from the home of Cathy & Steve Austin – then of Galveston, Texas… a long story in itself, that began with Hurricane Ike devastating this beautiful home and the Austin-Hitchcock’s valiant efforts to save it and return it to a glory it probably had never witnessed prior to the “deluge!”

Finally, Marshal got through to Garrison on his cell. The hi-res photo was successfully uploaded. And now the wait begins. Word has it that three possible covers were chosen. Only two made it to the printer for testing. And the Austin-Hitchcock bedroom was one of them.  FINGERS COLLECTIVELY CROSSED EVERYONE… Nothing would please us more than to see the beautiful restoration by Steve & Cathy Austin-Hitchcock honored on a national cover. Here’s to their incredible efforts! Bravi tutti!


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