One of the greatest aspects of the James Bond films has to be the beautiful locations. From mountain-top hideouts to ancient ruins, bustling cities to exotic beaches, 007 has seen it all. I grew up watching these films, and my passion for cinema and photography grew too. I decided to write a book about the many locations of these films but I found that the words were not enough. I needed to show these places, and more importantly, I needed to experience them. I started planning for my travels.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the initial planned trips fell apart and I found myself having to take a few steps back with the book project. This did, however, lead to further development of the core concept of what I want to deliver. The aim is produce a limited-run large hardcover 'coffee table book' with photographs of the locations as they are today. Although it will feature information about the regions featured, this will not be a travel guide. This is a high-quality photo album. Alongside the photographs will be included details about the original production, the history of the area, and how the area has developed over time. This is a very personal project for me, but it is also something that I want to share with others.
The travels have been pushed back to mid/late 2021, and will be split into two parts, European (Istanbul, Venice, Paris, Oslo, Bern, and the UK) and International (USA/Bahamas, Jamaica, and Japan/Hong Kong) . I have already funded the majority of the European trips myself, so I am primarily asking for donations to help complete the international parts of the itinerary. Donations will go towards travel costs, accommodation, and location-specific commuting. Even though I shall be following the trails of James Bond, I won't be doing it like James Bond. All money spent will be done so wisely, and based on necessity. Any funds left over at the end will go directly towards the travel costs for future books.
Any donation over £15 will be guaranteed a digital copy of the final book upon its release. The book will be Volume One (of Five), showcasing the locations of 'Dr. No', 'From Russia With Love', 'Goldfinger', 'Thunderball' and ' You Only Live Twice'.
Please help support my travels to these locations, so I can achieve my goal. I can't wait to share the book with you.
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