About the Book
In 2003 I flew into the Ukraine to do a photo essay of this interesting country and to get myself around this country with a different alphabet, so road signs would be impossible for me to read, I engaged a English-speaking Ukrainian whose speciality was collecting Americans from the plane and taking them to meet their prospective sweethearts that they had met via the Internet. Eugene my driver had lived through the Soviet system so we had interesting conversations as we did a circuit of the Ukraine.
This is a light-hearted documentary of my experiences along with the photographs I took during our travels.
Ivan McLellan entered Professional Photography by buying in 1962 a Photo Studio in Pukekohe called Thorpe Studios from the previous owner Elgar Hinton who was a Past President and Life Member of the Professional Photographers Association. He joined the NZPPA in 1965, became secretary of the Auckland region in 1966-69 Chairman of the Auckland region in 1964, was aware of how little he knew of Professional Photography so started running education courses for people in the same situation by bringing in to a central area Fellows of the Association. Was elected to the position of Education Chairman for the NZPPA in 1968 and started bringing in speakers from America to improve the standard of wedding and portrait photography in New Zealand. Was one of the first wedding and portrait photographers in New Zealand to switch to full colour and with the New Zealand labs.....