We always delight in learning the incredible stories behind the books our customers make- the how and the why. In this new series, we meet customers with a story to tell. We spoke with long-term Bob Books customer and photographer Susi Boyle about her favourite photographic destinations around the globe, making her daughter's wedding book and why it's the small details of a photo that make you feel the most.
How did you get into photography and how would you describe your style?
Through travel mainly. Back in the 1970”s was a great time to travel, I was very young but got the opportunity to spend several months travelling around Morocco. Unbelievably I didn’t have a camera. Never to be repeated.
It kind of spiralled from there with a trip to Iran, this time equipped with an Instamatic camera. I was a driver in convoy of 10 BMW’s, driving them from the factory in Munich to Tehran via what was then Yugosalvia, Bulgaria and across all of Turkey and then onto Tehran. A popular job at the time, and a cheap way to get to India. I didn’t continue to India then, that came many years later but when I did I fell in love and have travelled to India as often as possible. Instead not long after Iran I went to South East Asia with my now husband. This time with an Olympus Trip camera.
I’ve always loved researching and recording stuff so eventually all these photos went into albums, which I’ve been doing ever since with Bob Books. My style is definitely travel and I love taking any type of portraits.