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la solitudine del ghiaccio by Sheena Kamal


the loneliness of the ice by Sheena Kamal

 


An Italian book cover this week by author Sheena Kamal. This photograph was taken while living in a car for 10 days on assignment trekking around Iceland --- hands down the most amazing place on the planet I have EVER been to !

Freezing cold (especially living in a car at well below sub zero temperatures) but worth every second to see such amazing landscapes gracing the cover of books.


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Die Tote im Pfarrhaus by Ruth Rendell


Death in the Rectory by Ruth Rendell


A German cover this week by an author that needs NO introduction - the amazing Ruth Rendell.

Again a very simple image of a weather vein photographed in Cambridge, England while on assignment. A created this image as dark and moody and the designer has increased this highlighting the direction symbols for effect. Sadly the designer has then also added the pretty dated edge effect to the cover --- which is sadly out of my hands.


Die Tote im Pfarrhaus by Ruth Rendell book cover photography by Dave Wall Photo

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Nuit D'ete by Dan Simmons


Summer Night by Dan Simmons


Yet another French cover this week but by author Dan Simmons.

The actual cover itself is a composite image created by myself - in actual fact (yes yet again) the man IS me photographed in my Machester studio and later placed into the scene !!!

This image has actually been used before on another book cover which always suprises me.

I find it interesting how / why some images never sell and some sell multiple times within the same industry. Anyhow - the location of this image sadly is no more, which is a real shame as it was amazing. The location was actually an old asylum located in deepest darkest Wales in the UK - all the walls were intricately carved in Oak panelling but sadly the travelling community decided to strip it all bare (another piece of history gone forever). 


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Les Sept Stigmates by Jean Dardi


The Seven Stigmas by Jean Dardi


Another French cover this week by author Jean Dardi.

The actual cover itself is a composite image created by myself - in actual fact the man holding the bloody knife IS me photographed in my Machester studio !!!

The subway, however, has a slightly different story. This was photographed while on assignment in Prague. What you can't see (hidden behind my arm) is the drug dealing pimp walking towards me with one of his girls who was VERY worse for wear. It seems the pimp who was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a 1980's blouson leather jacket decided my camera was nice and shiny and he should keep it ---- however i had other ideas !!!

Lets say ---- I still own the camera and leave t at that ;)


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Un Egyptien dans la ville by Steven Taylor


An Egyptian in the City by Steven Taylor


A French cover this week from Steven Taylor, Ph.D, born 1967, is a British author and lecturer in psychology who has written several books on psychology and spirituality. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University.

The irony of this cover amuses me I have to say.

A Roman statue photographed in Las Vegas by a Brit for a Brit to depict a story about Egypt ---- how very cosmopolitan !!


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SKAZA Zbigniew Zborowski


Destruction --- Zbigniew Zborowski


A Slovakian cover this week by Zbigniew Zborowski

I just love seeing my photographs on book covers from across the world - and this one is NO different !!

The actual photography was taken in my hometown of a broken garage window I drive past daily. After keep passing year after year I decided it was time to pull over and photograph it before it got repaired (which it never has).

I am now glad I made the effort as so often we ignore what is around us.


SKAZA Zbigniew Zborowski cover photography by Dave Wall Photo

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la nuova moglie by Jane Corry


The New Wife --- Jane Corry


An Italian cover this week by Jane Corry. The actual photograph was taken while on vacation in The Cotswolds in the UK in an old historic building. The original photograph was a little lifeless so I decided to add an ethereal glow in Photoshop to create a point of interest.

Simple but effective book cover design helps and allows the image to breath



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Vergiss Mich Nicht by Rick Mofina


Do not forget me --- Rick Mofina


Yet another German cover this week ---- one of my most popular locations that my work ends up. The image itself however was captured in Prague while on location shooting specifically for my stock photography. A very simple image with me adding the blood while back at the office in Photoshop ---- and then the book cover designer adding some more for good measure !!



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Und Deine Zeit Verrinnt by Mary Higgins Clark


When your time is gone --- Mary Higgins Clarke


Another Mary Higgins Clark cover this week but this is from Germany.

The image that I created here in my studio in Manchester UK.

The hourglass was photographed full of sand taking care the highlights were placed exactly where I required them. Then using the same lighting setup I photographed a wine glass full of fake blood from different angles and also a "blood drip".

Thenit was a matter of "not so simply" compositing all the elements together.


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Pojdz na sad bozy by Ziomecki Mariusz


Pojdz na sad bozy by Ziomecki Mariusz


WOW ---- according to Google this is a book from Madagascar (which if correct is a first for me). As for the translation ----- Google without a doubt got it wrong so, sorry I have no idea !!

What I can tell you about though is the photograph that adorns the book cover. I was in the North East of England on location assignment and a good friend of mine (also a photographer) called Alan Clarke asked if he could join me. The answer was an obvious "yes" but on the proviso he would model for me. So model he did --- he even brought an axe for good measure (to this day I have never actually asked why) !!



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Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell


Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell


What can I say ..... when your photograph ends up as a book cover on a Patricia Cornwell novel you can't help but smile!

The photograph was taken while on assignment in Malta a number of years ago in a subway, the "speed lines" were added when I returned home in Photoshop.



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De Dichter by Michael Connelly


De Dichter by Michael Connelly


Yet another German book cover this week called "The Poet". I love this image and others seem to also as it has been on constant different book covers for years. The photograph itself was taken while on assignment in Alife, Italy. It was an old vintage car on a farm and was being used a chicken coop. It was full of cobwebs, mold and chicken poop ...... my kind of place!!



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Acqua Morta Un'Indagine Del Commissario Aldani by Michele Catozzi


Acqua Morta by Michele Catozzi


Yet another Italian book cover this week by Michelle Catozzi.

Transalted it says --- Dead Water: An Aldani Commissioner's Survey

Not the catchiest title (again) but I just love the cover! The image iteslf was taken on a foggy day in Venice while away on assignment, shooting in the fog has helped lose any distracting elements in the background. Then back at home the texture and blood were added for drama.



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Die Familiengruft by Charlotte MacLeod


Die Familiengruft by Charlotte MacLeod


Another German book cover this week (although actually an Audio Book) ----- translated means

The Family Crypt

The photograph was taken in a graveyard in Prague while in the Czech Republic on assignment, the blood was added later in Photoshop.



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14 Subat Icin 14 Yazardan 14 Karanlik Oyku by Askin Karanlik Yuzu


14 Subat Icin 14 Yazardan 14 Karanlik Oyku by Askin Karanlik Yuzu


A Turkish book cover this week called (which I am SURE Google translate has got wrong)

14th February: 14 Words: 14 Dark Curses

The image itself is yet again a Photoshop indulgence of mine. I just love the shape of a heart and (as most of you know) I add blood to LOTS of my images --- even though I am hemophobic !



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Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay


Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay


A great piece of design work on this weeks book cover!! The image itself was very simplistic in nature and was taken at a re-enactment weekend ---- the designers have then made it into a very cohesive cover with great colour harmony.



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Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison


Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison


An American book cover this week that doesn't need a great deal of explanation. A set of vintage suitcases photographed at a re-enactment weekend a number of years ago with a little ageing in Photoshop for good measure.



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L'enigma Del Solitario by Jostein Gaarder


A Spanish book cover this week by Jostein Gaarder calledThe Enigma Of The Solitaire.


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover !!!!

The image of the jester was created by myself for a set of Training videos for Arcangel Images (the picture library who represent me). It started life as a photograph of a Joker playing card and was blended with a piece of art I created in my youth (many many years ago). I love the way the designers have left it clean and free from clutter !



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Laguna Nera Un'Indagine del commissario aldani by Michelle Catozzi


Laguna Nera

Un'Indagine del commissario aldani

by Michelle Catozzi


An Italian book cover this week by Michelle Catozzi.

Transalted it says --- Black Lagoon: An Aldain Commissioner's Survey.

Not the catchiest title but I just love the cover! Plain and simple and not touched by the design team at all, in fact they have done a great job using the colours within the image and transferring it into the text. The image iteslf was taken on a foggy day in Venice while away on assignment.



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