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Subject: [Leica] Finally! My Iraq photo book is done
From: montoid at (Montie)
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:19:55 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

+1  Some good work, Phil, and agree with Charlie's comment on
the Diary!  Have you considered alternating the Diary pages with
the Photography?  Kudos for hanging in there and getting it done!!!!



Great set of shots. I like the diary at the front too. It helps weave a real 

Best wishes,

Charlie Chan
Cheltenham, UK

topoxforddoc at

On 15 Dec 2011, at 19:42, Phil Forrest wrote:

> 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:
> 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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