Simon was one of the first people I followed on Twitter. When I learned that he was producing a book about his photographic safari in Kenya, I was fascinated, partly because I was fortunate to spend two days on Safari in Kenya myself a couple of years ago.
I asked Simon if he would share a little of the experience with us and he has kindly agreed.
The idea for the book was spawned from wishing to record what is, for many, a once in a lifetime experience – a safari holiday in Kenya. I’m a semi-pro photographer, so I would be taking huge numbers of photographs and I was sure I’d have enough to make a reasonable photobook for myself. I’d invested in a netbook so that I had a low-cost way of copying images from memory cards and it proved to be ideal for note-taking too, so each day I would sit by the lodge pool and write up a few notes. I soon had enough notes to make a small book without photographs and so the idea evolved.