John Beach Guide: written by Gerald Singer,
with photos by Don Hebert and Steve Simonsen.
Hardcover: 144 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.5 x 7.0 x 10.0
Publisher: Sombrero Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0-9641220-6-5; First edition
2003 Second Edition, completely revised 2006
St. John Beach Guide is a both a guide and coffee table
book, combining the stunning photos of award-winning photographers,
Don Hebert and Steve Simonsen, with a complete guide to everything
you'll want to know about the most beautiful beaches in the world,
the beaches of the St. John, Virgin Island National Park.
Usually ships next business day.
Don has been photographing the Caribbean islands for more than twenty
four years and has established himself as one of the leading photographers
in the Virgin Islands. His work has been on the covers of more than
100 publications. Some of the most noteworthy are: Travel & Leisure,
Caribbean Travel & Life, Eastern Airlines, Midway Airlines and
Hollywood Reporter–as well as many local publications.
Don was named in the list of top ten photographers to shoot in the
Caribbean by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. In addition to
the many local publications featuring his work, he has been published
in Islands magazine, Vogue, Coastal Living, Caribbean Travel &
Life, Island Home, and Cruising World. His stock photos have appeared
in quite a number of international ad campaigns, and Don has shot
for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis’
Don lives on St. Thomas with his wife Erica and children Stephen and
Kendall. Visit him at www.donhebert.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 340-777-6484
I was first introduced to Steve Simonsen’s photography when
a friend literally dragged me to see a slide show that was being presented
at the Cinnamon Bay Campground. I resisted because to me, the term
“slide show” conjured up memories of an evening spent
viewing slides of a family function or a trip to Europe – “There’s
Uncle Al and that’s the Eiffel Tower”.
Well, Steve and his wife Janet had put together a slide show that
wasn’t like that at all. Everyone in attendance at the outdoor
amphitheater sat spellbound, transfixed by the cascade of powerful
images and the well-chosen music that accompanied them. After the
presentation, I looked around at the audience – there wasn’t
a dry eye to be seen.
Steve’s work has been featured in prestigious magazines such
as Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, Playboy’s Sexy Swimsuits,
and National Geographic Traveler. Recently, Steve has published Living
Art, a photographic study of the natural beauty of St. John. For more
information visit www.stevesimonsen.com.
Dean is a retired St. John public school teacher. As well as being
an excellent photographer, Dean is an avid scuba diver, sharpshooter
and all–around adventurer. He currently winters on St. John
and summers in Parachute, Colorado where he photographs and participates
in the fast–growing sport, Cowboy Action Shooting.
Singer came to the Virgin Islands in 1969.
He became a commercial fisherman in partnership with John Gibney.
He later managed a vacation rental villa and served as a captain
and guide for "adventure" boat charters. He is the author
of the popular guidebooks St.
John Off the Beaten Track, and St. John Beach Guide and
has contributed to and compliled Tales
of St. John and the Caribbean.
St. John Beach Guide
This provocatively photographed and informative coffee table quality
book provides a comprehensive look at the beaches of St. John
in the US Virgin Islands National Park, and an insight their
ecology and history.
Readers will discover which beaches to check out and why. Descriptions
of the facilities, tips about snorkeling and much more.
A lovely keepsake to treasure or give away to island visitors.