A Different View

As many of you know, I’m an amateur photographer. And by “amateur,” I mean “I sometimes take photos, and they’re sometimes good.” Yes, I was public affairs in the military, and yes, I got some basic training on how to take good photographs. That said, I’m nothing compared to my buddy Blake.

Blake Powers travels a lot, and takes a lot of photos – more and better than I ever could. I provided some edits for the text in “A Different View: Travels with Team Easy, Iraq 2007,” and I was really impressed with the depth and texture of the photos.

His latest is beautiful as well, and it includes an introduction by Sarah Hoyt, an award winning science fiction author. “A Different View:  DJ, Doura, and Arab Jabour” is another in a series of Blake’s travels in Iraq. It’s not combat photography. It’s not action shots. It’s an intricate look at life beyond combat – the textures, designs, glances, and tastes of Iraq that don’t make the news through the lens of a very talented photographer.

And starting tomorrow, you can get it at a discount price as well!

Give it a look. I think you’ll enjoy it, as well as the short Flight of the Fantasy, which is also great storytelling at a bargain price.

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3 responses

  1. Thank you very much!

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  2. Just a quick note. I got my copy of Michael K. Williamson’s latest book in the mail from Amazon yesterday. I’m looking forward to starting it. I’ll give Powers’ book a look, too. Thanks for the heads-up.

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    1. Pappad – glad you like Mike’s work. I think you’ll enjoy this latest one. I literally swallowed every word whole (Mike reads this blog on occasion, so NOT MEANT IN A DIRTY MANNER, YOU PERV!😉 )

      Blake is a good guy. I think you’ll enjoy the view through his lens!

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