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About the author:
Award winning writer, photographer, and raconteur C. Blake Powers has more than 25 years experience in communications. An early adopter of new and social media, he is a contributing author at Blackfive milblog (http://www.blackfive.net/main) and has done two embeds in Iraq with Army and Marine units. In addition, he served a photographic internship at Playboy; is a licensed private pilot who has undergone Air Force physiological training; and, earned military expert ratings with M-16 and issue pistol. Past experience includes working as a contract employee at the U. S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center and for NASA. His print material has appeared in publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Military History magazine, and SpaceWorld magazine.
A Different View: Travels with Team Easy, Iraq 2007
C. Blake Powers
A Different View Of Life At The Front
Rather than combat, this book is about the day-to-day life with troops in Iraq. The focus is on the 90-99 percent of the time that is tedium or boredom, rather than the one percent that is the focus of most photographs seen on the news.
Foreword by Matthew Currier Burden, author of "The Blogs of War" "You can see that in his excellent work here. And I sincerely believe that you will experience something new through his "arch" into a very untraveled world..."
Introduction by JD Johannes, author and filmmaker, "Outside The Wire" "Blake's photography shows the preferred normative, but because it is not news, rarely seen."
"Blake has come a long way since his days as an assistant at Playboy Chicago. It's great to see just how far, by his showing a side of combat that few ever see, or even have the opportunity to see. A super job, I'm glad to say I knew him 'when'...." David Mecey, former staff photographer, Playboy Magazine.
"Blake has generated an outstanding work that reframes the still quiet moments of war. One could easily use this book in reintegrating one's self, family, and life. The parallels drawn between the landscape of war and the landscape of our southern United States (which still bears the scars of past war) are particularly apt. I'm pleased to see this work become available to our community." - Damon Bryan Shackelford, creator of Delta Bravo Sierra military cartoons.
- Publication Date:
- Apr 06 2012
- 1475148178 / 9781475148176
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries