About the Book
This is a special 200 page early edition for Gary Engell in 2009:
See the NEW 7th Edition with 260 pages, and over 340 pictures by going to book #4030829 - published January 28, 2013. It highlights the fact that Jim's new edition is re-edited with additions to "Sixty Years of Photojournalism and Counting." Yes, with new pictures from 2011 up to 2013, some also in his other new 200 page book "MY TIME - MY DIME" (#3654434), with historic travel pictures from the 1960's to today.
We look at Hong Kong 1960, then back again 1997 a month before it reverted back to China - given up by the British. Also Paris, Normandy, Berlin, London, Rome, from 1964 to these past few years, just a sample,
But there are still images and photo adventures of California news photographer Jim W. Vestal over 50 years after meeting Gary Engell in Redding (CA) in 1957 when he started his photo store ... and both still counting. California and all over the world images since 1953 to today with JFK (Redding), RFK (CA & D.C.), LBJ (White House), and many more celebrities and power brokers of today, too.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.