About the Book
William Stewart’s book takes us on a journey through one such abandoned village, Oppède Le Vieux in Provence. His pictures capture the ruins and surviving remnants of the settlements in the area, while his writings throw light on the hopes of those innocents, butchered amongst cries of heresy by their persecutors. William’s essay touches on this history, leading the reader into a time when religious dogma ruled Europe.
The internationally exhibited photographer lets the images work their subtle yet sensuous power, attending to the sentiment that lies behind such seemingly carelessly abandoned towns. Adding a dimension and appreciation of these places so often visited purely for their beauty and seductive landscapes.
William Stewart is a photographer and writer, with a varied past as a musician, a software designer and manager, and counsellor, and various other odd jobs, many of which he’d rather forget about. He worked at Apple for 17 years, during the entire period Apple’s reinvention, significantly contributing in the development and deployment of the core technologies for audio software for Mac OS X and iOS, iTunes Music and QuickTime, iPhone and iPad. He enjoys traveling with a particular interest in historical stories and sites.