Welcome to one of the March 16th stops on the blog tour for Resilience by Ron B. Wilson, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for excerpt spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Stories and Lessons from an Ardent Photographer
by Ron B. Wilson
Published 1 February 2021
Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel, Photography
Page Count: 230
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Photographer Ron B. Wilson shares stories and lessons from his 30-year career as a professional photographer. Resilience carries a positive, uplifting tone that will make readers feel like they can accomplish whatever they set out to achieve in life. The format is interesting, attractive, and magnetic. The information presented includes facts and ideas that will spark curiosity, which will propel the reader to discover and learn. The book is timely and current with close up looks at the tragedy of 9/11 and now the pandemic, both symbolic of the title, “Resilience.”
If you love to travel and are interested in photography, this is a must-read. Ron’s career spans the entire USA, from New York City to LA, and shooting assignments around the world from Cuba, India, and South Africa to Chernobyl, Ukraine as a photographer. These are some of the stories you will read about, and they are split up by quick photography/travel tips and lessons.
And if you’re not a photographer at all, you may still appreciate the life lessons that come from photography. Like other art forms, I find cameras to be a great metaphor for the human condition. They are complex machines that require patience and care. They are constantly evolving, and their observations can change the world.
Please stay tuned for more information about the release date and ways to preorder!
Just before 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I got a phone call from
my friend Lilly, a photojournalist working for the Miami Herald. She
told me there was a small plane crash at the World Trade Center, near
my place, and wondered if I could go downtown to shoot some photos.
We both interned for the Herald years ago, and if nothing else, she
figured, I could get published in the paper.
I quickly got up, grabbed my gear, film and batteries, and ran out
I lived on 23rd Street in New York City, near a subway stop.
Leaving my apartment, I walked into a splendid September day: low
humidity, abundant sunshine. It was a Tuesday, primary day for the
upcoming municipal elections, which would decide the successor of
Rudy Giuliani. Later that day, the polls would close early and end up
being postponed for two weeks.
I jumped on the downtown 6 Train, anxiously wondering what
was happening. All the other riders were already talking about “the
accident” in ominous voices and hushed tones, an air of mystery wafting
throughout the crammed train.
I made it to Canal Street before the entire train line stopped. The
conductor’s voice crackled over the intercom, informing us that trains
were no longer traveling southbound. Our journey was over. We needed
to get off.
By the time I peeked above ground, having climbed what seemed
like endless stairs ascending into the streets of lower Manhattan, I
already knew this was no accident.
About the Author
Ron B. Wilson’s impressive 30-year career as a professional traveling photographer has taken him all across the United States and the world, from Cuba and India to South Africa and Morocco. Always with his camera in hand, Ron has captured moments of unforgettable history, including the tragedy of 9/11 and the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The common theme that binds all these stories together has been undefeated resilience. Ron’s journey will inspire readers to live, learn and better understand the everyday struggles of communities across our vast planet. Photographers eager to learn more about their craft will find practical lessons accompanying every story, and non-photographers can appreciate the life lessons that come from the art of capturing the human condition. For lovers of travel, photography, art or humanitarianism, this book is a must-read.
Ron B. Wilson will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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