A Dorchester supermarket manager who was inspired to capture Dorset’s stunning scenery on camera is delighted to have his work showcased in a new book.
Waitrose manager Mark Andre’s colourful shot of a winter sunset at Osmington Mills can be found on page 43 of the 176-page glossy publication Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year.
He captured the photograph while walking along the coastline between Ringstead and Osmington.
Mr Andre, of Monmouth Road, said he was ‘really impressed’ with the quality of the annual Dorset Echo photo book, which this year also features a section from this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.
The 48-year-old said: “I moved here about four years ago and then because I was so inspired by the beautiful scenery around here I bought myself a camera. I had a few lessons with local photographers Richard Budd and Mark Bauer.
Mr Andre, who moved to the area from Sandhurst, Berkshire, added: “Sometimes after work it’s quite a good opportunity to go down to the coast because it’s so close to where we are. After a hard day’s work it’s nice to get out there and take a few shots.”
Mr Andre said his wife Tina and 12-year-old daughter Emma were ‘proud’ to see his sunset photograph chosen for the impressive book.
Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year, which costs £14.95, comes hot on the heels of another special souvenir publication produced by the Echo to commemorate 2012.
More than 1,000 copies of When the World came to Weymouth, priced at £3.95, have already been sold. Both books are available from the Dorset Echo offices on the Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth and in Antelope Walk, Dorchester and the Bridport News office in East Street.