A  limited edition photobook is announced in a signed  first edition of 50 copies only. This is an autobiographical portrait of the authors life long interest in Romania. It is called ..


When I was 19 I won a Honda 50 and went to Transylvania.


The design is a collaboration between Ian Macilwain and Eddie Ephraums. Pictures have been chosen from photographs taken by the author in 1968 and those taken during the project on Village distilleries of Maramures. They are augmented by minimal text with a poetic style. The book has an unusual carefully chosen naked binding to optimise the contemplative viewing style by allowing it to lie completely flat when opened.


The book will on sale  in photographic bookshops such as  the Photographers gallery in London and on the Envisage books website, and is aimed at the photobook collectors market in the UK and elsewhere. Each book is numbered  and  includes  a hand crafted signed print.


the book is priced at £75


A Romanian translation of the book has been produced as a paperback  sleeved in a hand produced case to  the same printing quality standard but at a price suitable for the Romanian market.

The author has been fortunate to have engaged Antonia Zavalic ( now Dubovici) the young feted Romanian poet to translate the text. She, as a poet, has really been able to do justice to the author's intentions. The book will be on sale through selected outlets in Romania in due course. At the moment it is available through the website at a price of £10 plus  £3  p and p    or  50 RON plus 15 RON postage


first Romanian outlets are


Librăria Luceafărul S.R.L.  

Book Shop

Address: Strada Bogdan Vodă, Sighetu Marmației 435500, Romania

Phone: +40 262 311 473



also from


Blv.Eroilor nr 6-8

Cluj-Napoca 400129

Phone - +40 364 143 573


for more information go to the books dedicated website at www.wheniwas19.co.uk


Broombank Publishing 101 Malcolm Road Peterculter Aberdeen 01224735765 07983570575