My passion for publishing has enabled me to contribute and published over 30 photography and photo-essay books including: ‘World Heritage City’, a photo-essay book a book inspired by UNESCO with forewords by the then British prime minister Tony Blair and Franceso Bandarin, the head of UNESCO'S World Heritage office in Paris; ‘Urban Reflections’, commissioned by the American multi-national Hewlett-Packard and which features a series of photo-essays focused on major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and working with eminent photographers from the world renowned ‘Life Magazine’ and the famous Magnum photo agency.
China focused works include ‘The Bond of Friendship’ photo essay book, a celebration of UK-China cultural and diplomatic relations, which has a foreword by the Chinese ambassador to Britain, His Excellency Liu Xiaoming. It features many scenic photographs and was distributed widely in the UK and China. Also I co-published ‘The Icebreakers’, a history of the famous British 48 Group Club’s links with China; and ‘The Friendship Arch’, a photo-essay book which put the focus on Shanghai and its twin UK city of Liverpool, with forewords by the UK’s Lord Heseltine and the then Chinese ambassador to the UK, Zha Peixin.
Working with other photographers, producing and publishing books included one unique project with Mike McCartney - Mike McCartneys LIVE8
This was done with the kind assistance of Paul McCartney and Bob Geldof as a fundraiser.
"Live8 was one of the greatest days of the year, possibly the decade. Bob Geldof telephoned me, explained the idea of Making Poverty History and aiming the concert at the G8 conference. I was sold. Bob’s a great salesman. He asked me if I would open the show together with U2, singing Sgt Pepper ‘It was 20 years ago today’ ... and close the show with ‘The Long and Winding Road’ during which they would show pictures of the suffering of the African people and the marchers heading north to the G8 conference. So I said yes and that’s what happened.
Luckily, my brother Mike was there with his trusty camera to record the day and capture many of the exciting backstage happenings.
This book is made from a selection of those pictures and he and I are proud to have been there together and to have been a part of this momentous event.
-Sir Paul McCartney
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