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Snapper is happy with Echo book photo
THE birth of his daughter Freya three years ago inspired Boscombe man Matthew Awbery to rekindle his interest in photography.
Now Matthew’s black and white photograph of Boscombe Pier is among stunning shots featured in Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year.
He told the Daily Echo: “When Freya was born I wanted to capture her childhood on camera and it all took off from there. It’s great that one of my pictures has been included in this new book; it’s all down to Freya.”
The 36-year-old courier from Boscombe Cliff Road took time off from his day job to attend the launch of the new book at Waterstones’ Castlepoint store, even capturing the occasion on camera.
Waterstones’ head bookseller Andy Cardno said yesterday: “The book only went on sale at 9am on Monday but there has already been a lot of interest.
“We are very pleased with sales so far and expect the book to be one of our best sellers this Christmas; it makes a great festive gift.”
Dorset: A Photographic Journey is an Olympic Year, featuring the magnificent coast, wild heathland, beautiful beaches and picturesque woodland, is now being snapped up at book shops all over the county.
The hardback, costing £14.95, covers all areas from Christchurch to North Dorset and Purbeck to Portland, with descriptions of scenes and details of how to buy copies of the pictures.
Sponsored by letting agents Allan and Bath, the 176 page publication can be obtained from various outlets across Dorset.
Waterstones: Bournemouth W
WH Smith: Castlepoint
WH Smith: Bournemouth
WH Smith: Poole
DJ Brooking: Parkstone
Daily Echo offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Weymouth and Dorchester.
A list of stockists with full addresses is available at bournemouthecho.co.uk/book