Freeze Frame’s greatest success is that it feels fully steeped in Doug Allan’s personality – fearless, fascinated and passionate about his subjects. Much like the man himself, it’s a bit of a one off.
Freeze Frame is a stunning collection of the some of the most extraordinary wildlife photographs you will ever see.
He accompanies each image or portfolio with an account of how it was taken, in prose as fascinating as the pictures. The reader shares the elation at capturing rare wildlife behavior, and gets a real sense of what it’s like to stake out a penguin colony at -30 C
Steve De Vere – wildlife cameraman:
A wonderful book full of amazing photographs but what makes it truly outstanding are the fascinating and detailed accounts that go with the images as well as stories behind some of the most memorable wildlife sequences ever seen on television. Well worth waiting 30 years for!
D Pugh - reader
Incredible pictures, and well put together with information and reminiscences.
It would be a shame if this was just a coffee table book. Read it. Love it.
Keith Coulthard - reader:
A wonderful book, stuffed with an amazing range of photographs taken by Doug. The text which accompanies the photographs is informative and entertaining. The book is beautifully printed and represents exceptional value.
Read Doug's story of the book in The Telegraph here
The Scotsman have an in-depth review here
The Irish Times have a review here
Listen to Doug talking on Radio 4, Excess Baggage hereJohn McCarthy visits 'The Heart of the Great Alone' an exhibition of polar photography at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and, before an audience, introduces a discussion of Antarctica with the explorer David Hempleman-Adams and his daughter Amelia who has just returned from there. Joining them are the author Meredith Hooper and Frozen Planet cameraman Doug Allan.
The Guild of Television Cameramen cover the story of Doug receiving the Bar for his Polar Medal at Buckingham Palace here