50 something guy with a love of photography and journalism. Studying Photojournalism Units at Latrobe UNI in Australia and have had a few articles published in the online version of the Redland Times.. Have lived in some interesting places around the world during my career in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Jakarta twice, the first time during the period in 1998 when the Soeharto Regime was overthrown: Saudi, living on the Oasis compound in Al Khobar when Al Qaeda invaded it: Kuwait during the second Gulf War: Kuala Lumpur: Jakarta again and Libya during the 40th anniversary of the revolution that installed Gadhafi as, well whatever he was. Thankfully we got out of there prior to the place going through the Arab Spring and the ensuing civil war.
As my wife says, life has not been dull!
How do you approach cover design?
For Me And My Prostate, I had no idea. Although a keen photographer, most of what I have done was in Lightroom. People proficient in Photoshop are practitioners of a Dark Art as far as I am concerned (one photo for an assignment that I submitted to Uni showed just what level I thought I was at https://www.flickr.com/photos/steveglasgow/23273069174/in/dateposted-public/) So, I messed around for a while and came up with a serviceable but not very adventurous cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mainly science fiction but also some of Clive James' works as I think he has one of the greatest contemporary minds around. Recently read Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, gives a great take on the Silk Road from antiquity to today.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in mid June 2014 and set about finding out all I could about what came next. This is my look at options and what I found out along the way. I found some humour, not in having cancer, but about what happened to me.