Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Photobook Thailand

This is my latest photobook and it is one of the largest.  I was surprised when looking at the slides which I had to scan as well as the more recent digital images that I had so many photos.  The book covers 6 trips over 45 years.  As the pandemic continues today travel is barely opening and I am unlikely to participate any more as my mobility at 80 is not particularly good. What's more I have been to over 130 countries and there are few I regret not visiting.  I enjoy making these books on my computer and reliving my experiences. 

SORRY -  I am having a problem with this post and I don't seem able to fix it.  SO ...  to open the book and read it  click on the link below and then on the other lighter one that appears with two symbols. A redirect notice appears.  Click on the link there and it should work and go to Blurb.  Don't click on the return to previous page.


I just tried to open my blog again and clicking on the link actually worked without the redirect stuff!  Good luck one way or another should be able to reach my book!


Friday, 8 October 2021

Photobook Laos and Cambodia

I originally published this book in 2016 but recently discovered that I had a lot of photos of Cambodia in an album I had forgotten.  These had been taken with a small rangefinder camera so I scanned them and added them to my book which I have now republished through Blurb. 
Click on the link to go to my Blurb page for this book where you can turn every page. Use full screen mode so you can read the text in the book

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Photobook - China, Hong Kong and Macau 1988

This is my latest photobook which I have been working on during the COVID lockdown.  It has brought back many memories of my travels in 1988.  I had some Long Service Leave as well as school holidays and pursuaded a colleague Jean who had never travelled to come with me. We met up with Barbara in India, and the three of us went to Kashmir, Nepal and Thailand. We were away 4 months!

Enjoy looking at my book.  Put it on full screen so you can read it and enjoy over 600 photos.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Photobook titled "USA : Road trip with camping 1973"

I have just finished  this book based on all the many slides I took.  I did the scanning a year ago when inside because of bushfire smoke but have just put the book together.  Janice, Val and I had finished our three years teaching in Canada and were doing a last big trip before leaving Canada for South America.  This book has a map at the beginning showing our route.  

Later in the book I have a second trip I did with Helen in 1981-2 during summer school holidays.  It was winter so there is lots of snow in many places.   Of course we were not camping then.  We rented cars and flew between various places.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Photobook on my three years living in Toronto, Canada 1970-73

This is the largest photobook I have made and in many ways is social history. I have enjoyed scanning slides and making the book by looking through all the letters I wrote home 50 years ago. Toronto is my second home.

Click on the cover here to get the link which  will take you to the Blurb page where you can see the whole book.  I don't expect anyone to buy it but it is free to look and enjoy.

The book is especially large as it includes most of the weekend trips we did as well as longer ones at easter and school holidays.  This included some in America as well as Canada.  

Two big American trips will be in my next book.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Photobook on Autumn in Canada in 2002

The main reason for this trip in autumn 2002 was to participate in Freeman Patterson's residential photography course in New Brunswick.  The latter part of this book has some of the photos I made there.  It was a magic experience with fall colours and lakes. The cover photo is a montage.

My friend Joan came with me as she had not seen Canada.  We briefly went to Hawaii to see the volcanic features and then began our travels in Vancouver by renting a car - a Ford Mustang! We walked in the national parks in the Rockies and visited several of my friends.  There was also a mini school reunion in Toronto where I taught high school for 3 years in the early seventies.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Photobook on Chile

It was only in early March this year that I began my Bunnik tour to Chile and Argentina.  But half way through the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and we all had to come home.  So disappointing not to cross the Andes into Argentina and travel south through Patagonia to see all the amazing mountains and glaciers.  But it was not to be!

Click on the book cover here and then on the link.  You will then be able to look at all the pages at Blurb.  Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Photobook Canada and USA - Rocky Mountains

Once more I have been scanning hundreds of slides from my time living in Canada from  1970 - 1973.  This book is about the two trips I made by car to the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the USA in the summers of 1972 and 1973.  Australian friends, two of whom I met in Toronto came with Janice and I in 1971and we camped nearly all the time in National Parks and Monuments.  We loved the hikes we did with the amazing scenery.  In 1972 Janice and I went to Mexico (in a separate book) I and spent time in the western USA on the way back to Canada.

Val, Janice and I did another big trip to Canada's maritime provinces and more of the USA in 1973 before we left for South America.  This will be another book.

LINK:     https://au.blurb.com/b/9785969-canada-and-usa-rocky-mountains-1971-1972

Hope some of you will enjoy looking at my book. All the pages are available for viewing - I don't expect anyone to buy it as the book contains my memories.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Photobook of my solo trip by car in Europe

I have just finished this photobook with some written part from my diary in 2007 when I did a solo drive to four countries in Europe.

I hope you will enjoy looking at it as I have set it up so that you can see all the book without buying. And it doesn't affect your download.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Paintings on Interiors done this year

I attended classes this semester with Michael Winters where we looked at the Australian women artists of Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Olley and Elizabeth Cummings. The course was about how they treated Interiors as a subject in quite different ways.  The outcome were some acrylic paintings on 100 x 60 canvases using the rooms in my own house.

If interested they have a lot of work on the internet.

Interior - my house

After Grace Cossington Smith, a Sydney artist who used lots of broken colour in her interiors.

Interior - still life in my dining room

This shows a Chinese still life on a piece of Paraguayan lace on my dining table.  It is an interior but not in a particular style.  It was supposed to represent Margaret Olley's detail but is nothing like her  work.

Interior my house

Elizabeth Cummings is still alive in her 80s and shows an amazing use of colour, semi-abstract work but very difficult to get a handle on her style.  There are no straight lines but lots of line variation.

Interior of my house

This painting is on A3 paper and is emphasising space as well as plain flat colour with some collage. I really enjoyed doing this.

Interior of my house

This painting is similar in style but painting in acrylic on canvas.  Fun to do at the end of the course.