interview with Ian Cochrane and his newest venture, TravelnRavel. RIGINAL.
Lucky enough to catch up with an old friend, author Ian Cochrane, bayside Melbourne, in Victoria Australia. For a brief interview. The pedantic photographer was gearing up for some photography 'leisure time.' Some people prefer to drink, chase football, the odd Kangaroo, meat pies...and drive hot Holden cars. An entrenched Aussie tradition. Ian writes and photographs the behavioral patterns of people from all walks of life, plus an intimacy with inanimate objects which take on a 'live' persona more often than not as he captures them with experienced objectivity and perspective. Such as the silent massive sentinels on Easter Island. Stone mute marvels tourists are spellbound by, seemingly wanting their secret ancient pasts told. Ian tends to do that with consummate ease. Simply because of his engrossing detailed write.
Ian is a world traveled purveyor of past and present with such attention to the infinite details of ancient and modern, his descriptions are so finite when you read his stories you can taste the fruit he describes, feel the ocean spray, atrocities of yore give up their pain, the characters he has stumbled across off the beaten path give up theirs. His book Indian Summer, reflects and mirrors an age of hippie culture and can be read under iancochrane on Broowaha. He's the self tinted bearded chap distinct on the front of the Broowaha site front page.
However, i am here to ask Ian about his latest foray as an offshoot of his love of the written word and encouragement of.
Ralph:" Ian what's simmering in your fertile mind?"
Ian:" Ralph i have instigated a site http:// href="http://www.travelnravel.com">www.travelnravel.com for a group of writers chosen by me personally, free of spam, scam, and flog which can tend to dilute the notion of what writing is meant to encapsulate and preside over before all else."
RALPH:" I notice some of the writers are bloggers on other sites such as blogcatalogu and the Bro."
Ian:" Yes, some are new some from the sites you mention but all dedicated to simply showing their writing prowess unencumbered by the trappings of ads."
RALPH:" What can the readers, particularly Facebook fans expect Ian?"
Ian:"The genre is basically a moving target of varying blogs not encumbered by a strict protocol of travel though it is of little importance, fact being stranger than fiction. History and the imaginative interwoven or separate. Interesting, different styles, being the main criteria."
RALPH:" What is the feedback you are hoping for to encourage the readers to your new site."
Ian:" I think you may have answered your own question Ralph. Just that, FEEDBACK, comments, writers are a bit like children in a sense, they can use all the imaginative tools at their disposal, but encouragement in any venture no matter what your age or status, it is a given we all need and aspire to. The writer having written...hopefully the reader smitten? We'll wait and see and welcome to the site. For any further information or trouble in getting onto the site i can be contacted on Facebook, or Broowaha. Or webbed on my website"
RALPH:" I wish you well Ian, good luck."
PS: Ian had to leave due to his prearranged schedule. If you doubt his potency as a writer don't take my word for it...read his, you will not be disappointed. He's very unassuming, preferring to let his words do the talking. Cheers. :>)