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  • By John L Addison
    Aug 12, 2012
    For many artists, the motivation for expression is a calling. A sincere thirst to create. First time author George Means recently received such a message. "I was having a less than good day", George says. "Then, I started to see things around me-things that I had looked at all my life-totally different. My environment was communicating with me, helping to ease my anxiety. Means grabbed a camera, determined to capture the essence of what he was experiencing. "I just let the landscape speak for itself, then I recorded it" he says. " It was a lot like interviewing someone. The resulting book, What a Crazy Weekend, is spectacular. Means captures the flavor of South Queens and Long Island as few others have. For those whose views of New York come from Hollywood, the pictures are great for a look at the authentic New York. Die hard New Yorkers will also find the book refreshing. Many residents nod in acknowledgement of familiar sights such as Baisley Park, seen... More > from a different angle. If you live in NY, the pace of life rarely gives you times to appreciate its exquisite natural beauty. What a Crazy Weekend helps everyone pause and experience NY at a civilized pace. Means has been humbled by the lavish praise his book has garnered. He has filled request orders from many neighborhood restaurants and barbershops. "The response has really been great", he relates. "The fact that people would put my photos up in their businesses says a lot. New Yorkers are very opinionated about their city" It was a pleasure speaking with Means during his recent book tour. His enthusiasm about his fellow authors is amazing. "It's great to parley with my peers. So many people never get to see their work published", he reminds. Several times during our talk, Means took the time to answer questions from passers-by. "You gotta appreciate your readers" he says seriously. "Without them, I have no audience" Catch up with Means on the next stop of his tour. Look for the big guy with the even bigger smile.< Less
  • By nadia
    Aug 8, 2012
    What can I say 5 stars on this wonderful illustrated photo book. Great serenity envision by an amazing eye. I truly enjoyed every picture It let my imagination soar . A masterpiece in storytelling. I look forward to the next photo book.
  • By Tara French
    Aug 8, 2012
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics, and your wonderful talent! I work with children with special needs, and I shared the book with them on more than one occasion to talk about the things we saw and the beautiful things in nature. Thanks again for sharing:-)
  • By cassh65
    Jul 15, 2012
    Great pics! you have captured some beautiful shots in Queens NY area, one would never know some of these photos were captured in Queens. I wish you much success with this project! May you continue to capture the beauty of your surroundings and share them with the world! You have a keen eye and the ability to transform all into " My Photo Book" Keep them coming! I am looking forward to seeing more! Good Luck and God Bless!!
  • By Marsha Shaquan Huggins
    Jun 22, 2012
    This publication is awesome! I love the different angles, I love the use of sunlight, and nature combined to make uniquely inspirational pics. You have quite an eye for the natural beauty, and a gift for capturing it in a picture. Thanks for the pictures! I purchased a copy of your book today, and can't wait to receive it. :-)
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Product Details

Publisher
By George Means
Published
March 27, 2012
Language
English
Pages
22
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.22 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
9 wide x 7 tall
Product ID
20022467
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