Late last year I was emailed an invitation to submit a book for the centenary celebration of WW1 at Ypres in Belgium. It took a while to recognise that this was something I really wanted to do - not that I know of any of my family who fought in WW1 (though I am fairly certain they would have done so) but because I am so proud of my son who is an officer in the Combat Engineers Regiment and has given seven years of service to his country. For me, this book is a direct tribute to him as he has given me a deeper understanding of what it means when our men go off to fight in war, and how much it would mean to live in a world of peace.
I have been busy in the studio trying to bring some of my ideas into a reality and have shown a snippet of these in the photographs below. Not all of this will end up in the book but it is a beginning. I head overseas soon so there is a need to finalise my images and get the book made and in the post - it will be a busy week!