Welcome to my publishing catalogue. I have self published over 18 books, plus been commissioned as a book developer for many more titles.
'Robbie - the Robinson helicopter experience' by Jon Davison. Jon interviewed and photographed 15 operators worldwide who operate the R22 and R44 family of helicopters. Their illuminating words reveal just how much these amazing helicopters have changed the cattle musting, tourism and flight training industries worldwide. Stories included; HeliReef Helicopters (Airlee beach, Australia) - Ayers Rock Helicopters (Ayers Rock, Australia) - Bassair (Pretoria, South Africa) - NorCopter (Stavanger, NorwayRussell Harrison Plc (Oxford, UK) - East Coast Aero Club (Boston, USA) Flying M Air/Maria Langer (Arizona, USA) - Robinson Factory (Torrance, USA) Alpine Air Alaska (Alaska, USA) - Mauna Loa Helicopters (Hawaii, USA) - Wanaka Helicopters (Wanaka, New Zealand) - Windhawk Helicopters, (Marlborough, New Zealand) - HeliStar Helicopters (Taupo, New Zealand) - Ardmore Helicopters (Auckland, New Zealand) - Rotorvation Helicopter Services (Perth, Australia).
BENEATH SOUTHERN SEAS
'Beneath Southern Seas - celebrating the Australian submariner', a 272 page hard back coffee table book, released in 2005. We spent 18 months with the Submarine Force Element Group documenting the world of our submarines. All chapters were interview based including; The Captain, The XO, Navigator, Warfare Officer, The COB, ASC, Thales, Commodore, Design & Construction etc. Archival pages covered our heritage as one of the world's oldest submarine services.
Photographed by Jon and authored by Jon Davison in collaboration with Tom Allibone.
BENEATH SOUTHERN SKIES
'Beneath Southern Skies - celebrating 100 years of Australian Aviation', a 272 page hard back coffee table book, released in 2003. This involved spending 18 months with 30 people involved in aviation throughout Australia, documenting their activities. All chapters were interview based and covered; Qantas, Virgin Blue, Navy, Army, Air Force, Restoration, Rescue, Training, Museums etc. Photographed by Jon and authored by Jon Davison in collaboration with Tom Allibone.
OXFORD - IMAGES & RECOLLECTIONS
Jon photographed and published 'Oxford Images & Recollections' for Blackwells Publishers in 1997. The book is a series of interviews with 25 people who have been influenced by this famous University city. They included; Desmond Morris, Colin Dexter, Bill Clinton, Brain Adliss and many more.
OZBASE MAGAZINE - HMAS STIRLING
OzBase is a glossy photographic based magazine, with first person interviews as the narrative. These are effectively 'streams of consciousness' that allow the person to relate their role in a relaxed way, giving the viewer an insight into their life and role. Each issue deals with a different defence organisation or facility. In this case, the day to day operation of a major Australian Naval base HMAS Stirling or Fleet Base West. This issue deals with the following elements; Clearance Dive Team 4, Frigates (various stories), Collins submarines (various stories), S.E.T.F, ST&SC, Medical, Maritime Helicopters, Emergency training, The Commanding Officer, Fleet Base West, Garden Island Archival, Sea Training Group, US Navy Exchange, Public Affairs, Chaplain, Ranger, Helicopter Support, School of Survivability and many more. All photography by John Davison and Alexis Bachofen.
Eye in the Sky produced Boat People for author Carina Hoang in 2011, and covered 40 interviews with survivors of the 1975 - 1996 exodus from Vietnam. This was a very rewarding project, that incuded us designing the book, producing it, as well as writing the intro chapter and one of the stories. The book is available through Carina's website.
NIKON GUIDE TO TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
The Nikon Guide to Travel Photography was a joint publication between Jon, Nikon UK and Berlitz Travel Publishing. It was designed to fit into the existing Berlitz Pocket Guide series. Chapters covered Composition, Colour, Lighting, and many more. The title was recovered and issued for the US market as well.