More About the Author
The photo I'm using for my 'Amazon Author Central' page is one of my favorites because the photo was taken poolside on a small private estate on the island of Crete, Greece, (where I lived) and it is a reminder of a really fantastically happy and adventurous year-long excursions 'into the world' ...beyond the safety and familiarity of life in the USA.
The photo reminds me that I might travel the world and experience lots of interesting, strange, and exciting events and places and people... but, none of it really matters if I cannot write about it, take photos of it, make a product that people can share and enjoy, and find a bit of themselves within while viewing and reading about my worldly adventures.
My main work is connecting my readers with a slice, a bit of the spice, of traveling the world through my work products - color digital photographs and candid, succinct, and entertaining prose, poetry, and fiction (eg: mostly based upon true events, etc.).
I am also a big fan of the 'little things' in life that often go unnoticed and unrecorded; but, when they are, often facilitate 'Ah Ha' and 'Wow..!' moments for my book readers and my photography viewers.
My travel photography books are a bit expensive. There are some things I will not sacrifice and compromise... and two of these are 1). sharing beautiful large-format (eg: 7-inch by 10-inch or larger) photographs; and, 2). creating books which the reader and owner will love, from day one, and for the rest of their life - quality is not a cheap thrill, in my opinion.
Thanks for reading all of this. I rarely write about myself; but, the Amazon 'Author Central' staff was rather adamant upon insisting that I do so.
BTW: My personal website is http://jimstanfield.com/ ... and my sole proprietor (eg: doing business as) website is http://otrpublications.com/