One of great things when writing non-fiction is that you usually get to touch the things you

are writing about. In fact, hands-on experience of the subject matter really counts, with readers

catching on very quickly if the author does not have true first hand knowledge of a subject that the reader knows well.

Longer term experience of an object provides appreciation of its finer points, allowing the author to write with real understanding. To help get ‘up close and personal’ with smaller items like watches, writers often like to photograph them. Using macro photography to allow fine details to emerge to showcase the quality of the workmanship, and lifestyle shots to show off the subject in a setting more akin to how it will be enjoyed by its owner. These photographs are used to illustrate key points in the texts and this page presents some of Jon’s favourite photos.


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