For those of you that have been following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you will know that we have been busy with a new book called African Icons with friend and colleague David Bristow. It all about the most fabulous places and attractions Africa has to offer – what we call the African Icons…
We have gone all out on this one: We travelled Africa extensively (22 destinations in about 10 months) shooting pictures and video, we’ve selected fine paper and leather for the book and its cover, and have gone the extra mile in creating a particular “look and feel” for it.
The video? Here’s the interesting thing: We’ve created electronic books before (In Search of the African Lion and our children’s book, Mandla the Lion Cub) but, while they are full of information and rich media, they are about as soulless as a kettle. Nothing beats a top end printed book for character and luxury. So, we have included QR Codes at the beginning of each chapter that you can scan with a QR Code scanner on your smart device and this will take you to a short movie clip on the chapter.
Here is a taste of what to expect: We stayed at the delightful Ibo Island Lodge while photographing and researching the Indian Ocean Islands chapter.
Check our some of the other African Icons.