portraits & snippets: No.1: Ian  by quietpurplehaze

portraits & snippets: No.1: Ian

Ian is the publisher of my dad's PoW diaries.

Yesterday I was happy to have the opportunity for a portrait of him at lunch on our photography group's outing to Bosham.

The group is where I discovered, by chance, that Ian self-publishes his own books on Amazon.

We arranged a meeting in January 2017 to discuss possibilities and in June the diaries kept by Gunner Bert Martin from 1941 to 1945, with illustrations of his photos and papers, appeared in paperback format, shortly followed by an eBook and a kindle version.

We worked together for that 5 months and I am hugely grateful to Ian for his generosity in sharing his time, enthusiasm, and expertise.

Coincidentally that first meeting we arranged was on my dad's birthday: January 12th. What a surprise when I realized this. In retrospect it seems to have been a good omen.

How nice that you had his expertise - and a lovely portrait too.
July 12th, 2018  
Oh how lovely to put a face to this man! Nice portrait as always
July 12th, 2018  
His caring nature shows in his face - nice candid.
July 12th, 2018  
How nice to put a face to the name. Lovely to meet Ian.
July 12th, 2018  
Lovely crisp portrait shot Hazel
July 12th, 2018  
Lovely portrait
July 12th, 2018  
What a nice story. Thank you for sharing it.
July 12th, 2018  
bep
Nice portrait. Beginning of a new series?
July 12th, 2018  
A lovely portrait of this kind looking man. Lovely to read your story.
July 12th, 2018  
Good portrait
July 12th, 2018  
@gijsje

Well done, Bep! In the past I have made portraits of friends and family members who are not strangers and thought it would be nice to have a series for those portraits too.
July 12th, 2018  
You were lucky to meet up both of you as I imaging Ian was honoured to help you publish your dad's book. He would have been interested to put it all together & follow the success of your book. It was meant to be!
July 12th, 2018  
@happypat

Yes, Pat, after reading my version of my dad's diaries,(typed by me on A4 and bound at a local;printers before distribution to family and friends - that was a mammoth effort too!) Ian did say he would be proud to publish them. How strange it is the way sometimes things work out.
July 12th, 2018  
What a kind looking man:) So is this another portrait series Hazel?
July 12th, 2018  
Fantastic portrait.
July 12th, 2018  
Writers seem to be very supportive of each other.
July 12th, 2018  
I agree with @fbailey.
July 13th, 2018  
Lovely portrait
July 13th, 2018  
@fbailey

Yes it is - just occasional. I have taken portraits of people for a long time and not thought too much about it. So in future my portraits of 'non-strangers' will have their own series.
July 13th, 2018  
A lovely portrait of Ian and how wonderful to have found him he made your dream come true.
July 18th, 2018  
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