Around 1987 I was taking a lot
of photographs, sometimes for local journalists, and mainly with
no financial reward. It was much more commercially viable to write
on a subject, with photographs specially taken to illustrate the
theme. Starting with local Spanish newspapers published in English,
this I did.
I started writing about local ‘celebrities’,
ex-pats who had made a success of settling in Spain, for a local
colour magazine. This gave me the confidence to approach the very
popular and well established English language Magazine, LOOKOUT.
They too, were interested in Brits in Spain, but I was aware that
I would have to choose the right subject to interest the publisher.