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Subject: [Leica] Finally! My Iraq photo book is done
From: philippe.amard at (philippe.amard)
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:57:02 +0100
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A very moving testimony this one is Phil.

Your BW is extremely powerful too.

I remember this last photo in the book, the self portrait against the  
tiles as when you first posted it and I wrote to you off list.

I DO hate wars, this one was not yours but you served ideals and  
country without failing and I admire you for this.

I'm glad it is now officially over and your fellow citizens are back.

Your book is now 100% part of history, and an excellently composed and  
presented one.

Thank you also for the last words: every person in any nation deserves  
peace, forever.

I wish you you the best of what the photographic future may bring to  

Philippe, really moved by your present to a better world

Le 15 d?c. 11 ? 20:42, Phil Forrest a ?crit :

> As many here know, I was an independent duty combat photographer in  
> the
> US Navy attached to NMCB-4 (Hoorah Seabees!) from 2003-2005. In August
> of 2004 I deployed with the 'Bees to Fallujah, Iraq and worked to show
> the infrastructure work the battalion was doing. We worked with the
> deployed battalions of the 1st Marine Division as well as US Army
> combat engineers among others. I was in-country from August, 2004  
> until
> the first week of January, 2005.
> This last few months I have been working on compiling a book of photos
> that I took with my Leicas while there (my work camera was a Nikon
> D2h.) It's finally done and I'm putting this out to hopefully generate
> a buzz to get a sense of the viability of doing a first print run of  
> at
> least 30 copies. As the book is 166 pages, the single-print cost on
> is prohibitive for the would-be buyer and I don't want to
> price the book out of reach.
> So here it is:
> fallujah_a_photographers_perspective
> Feel free to let me know what you think of it and next week I think  
> I'm going to begin taking orders.
> Thanks all!
> Phil Forrest
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