I’m posting this a lot later than hoped as I’ve tried to spend my time off over Christmas having a complete break from all things work and internet related. I’ve been picking things back up though over the last couple of days and by the end of this week will be firing on cylinders again. This post relates to an enquiry I received a few months ago from Martin Parr (well his assistant) to use one of my images in a book project he was undertaking with a fellow photographer (Joachim Schmid). I have always loved Martin Parr’s work so was VERY excited about the fact that Martin and his friend Joachim Schmid had chosen one of my images for their joint project. I then didn’t hear anything further for a few months and after not receiving any replies to my emails I just assumed the whole thing had been shelved….booo….that was until a few days before Christmas when my signed copy arrived. Woohooo! I’m very pleased, I doubt it will ever be a best seller but it’s quite cool to be involved in a project with someone who’s work I really like and it’s always nice to have an image published. If you want to find out more about the idea behind the book then hop along to blurb where you can find out more details about the project, preview the book and if you so desire buy a copy.
If being in the book isn’t cool enough then I’m even happier and honoured to note that the photo on the opposite page to mine is shot by the flickr legend lomokev (aka Kevin Meredith) and author of the amazing hot shots book (which Is one of the few books I’ve read cover to cover). You can read Kevin’s blog post on the book here on his blog.