The BAFTA and Emmy award-winning wildlife photographer - who has worked extensively with Sir David Attenborough - will be discussing his captivating book Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice. He’ll be appearing at the popular Bookface Book Swap event being held in the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel.
Fife-born Doug spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist, and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full-time filming in 1983.
Since then, he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen. His photographic awards include eight Emmys and five BAFTAs and he has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has three Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his camerawork, as well as two Polar Medals.
At the latest book swap, being held on Sunday, March 6th Doug will tell the stories behind the unique collection of photographs he assembled for his book.
Doug Allan says: “Freeze Frame came from wanting to showcase the best of the still images I had gathered over thirty-five years working in the poles, but at the same time also weave in my stories from behind the scenes. It’s great to have the chance to talk about my experiences, the book itself, and the route to self-publication”.
In a breath-taking filming career spanning four decades, Doug has worked for Discovery, National Geographic, BBC and many others. His camerawork is in a host of ground-breaking series such as The Blue Planet; Frozen Planet; Ocean Giants, Expedition Iceberg and Forces of Nature.
The Bookface Book Swap events are the brainchild of Hollicom PR’s Creative Director Heather Suttie. Former broadcaster Heather is an avid reader and started the book group on Facebook during the pandemic.
The group has now grown to an astonishing 1,900 members worldwide and features a book swap event, plus a monthly get-together. It’s the ultimate in low-cost, sustainable book-reading and often sparks an interest among members in other authors.
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