Diary of an Amateur Photographer
When Michael Whittingham joins his local camera club and stumbles across a bizarre photograph from 1959, he is plunged into an investigation which takes him through the seedy world of fifties glamour photography - a world which has surprising connections with his troubled childhood. Before long, he finds himself in the grip of a dangerous obsession. Michael's diary, which he keeps to record his photographic achievements, also turns into a casebook of evidence as he tries to answer some important questions: why has someone ripped the head off a model from one of his magazines? Will Mrs. Williams agree to pose for him in her underwear - as he is certain she has for others in the past? Is the woman in the cake shop more than just a pretty face? And what dark secret does the old Studio Arts Club hold? In casting himself in the role of amateur photographer (glamour work a specialty), Michael unwittingly steps into the shoes of the original perpetrator of the crime. And it slowly becomes apparent that the final revelation could be his undoing.
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When Gregory joins his local camera club, he decides to keep a diary to record his photographic achievements. Then he finds an old picture, which he is convinced is of an angel, and he is soon in the ... Read full review
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This book is amazing! Not so much for its story line, which is amusing and funny itself, but the photo collages create a scrapbook effect that is fantastic. Read full review