Photographs

Andrew, Author Hamish Hamilton $0 (158p) ISBN 978-0-241-11644-9
Britain's Prince Andrew writes that he was bitten by the photo bug in 1983. He here presents a selection of his pictures, most of them black and white, and a light-hearted account of his progress from a ""through-the-window'' beginner to a very respectable high-amateur status. His subjects range from Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral to the Falklands war theater (he's a Royal Navy pilot) and such ``official visit'' sites as St. Helena island, Los Angeles and the Canadian wilds. The prince also tries still life (Faberge eggs) and special effects (mystery lady in dungeon). Royal family pictures are few and low-key; Koo Stark, his much publicized friend, receives a casual mention. Many shots have an obvious camera-class simplicity, others are almost comparable to some by Ansel Adams, whom the prince admires. More information about people and places shown would have heightened interest in this picture-memoir which the author notes he hopes will inspire others to ``have a go'' at photography. (March)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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