Creative composure publishing

Creative composure publishing’s aim is to create dialogue about people and nature but fundamentally supporting the creative nature of the author and enabling them to be more composed in their expression of message. This composure comes through helping the author understand the publishing process and through advising on issues such as commercialism, book design and marketing. Or we can just take the problem away, it’s your choice.

The first publication from Creative composure publishing is from its Founder Ian Purves but aims to help others.

Sensing Incongruity: Beauty and Decay

by Ian Purves

Sensing incongruity

    • Paperback: 28 pages
    • Publisher: Creative Composure Publishing (10 May 2013)
    • ISBN-10: 0957657307
    • ISBN-13: 978-0957657304
    • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 0.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Online propecia prescription


Book Description

Isolation as a photographer is one of the key issues in not being at one with oneself – not composed. A caring but challenging community is worth a great deal.

Ian Purves was lucky enough to find one such community at a Bigger Picture workshop which took place at the Image Studio in Wester Ross in North West Scotland. The workshop was facilitated by Joe Cornish, Eddie Ephraums and Paul Sanders.

This book is an expression of Ian’s learning and contains his portfolio of photographs of North West Scotland taken during the workshop. The photo are held together by a poem written by Ian which asks “why is decay ‘allowed’ in this beauty” and explores entropy in nature.

Amazon Reviews

5-stars-darkStunning photographs, beautiful words…, 17 July 2013

By Michael Dunbar

Sensing Incongruity is a beautiful collection of photographs of nature and urban decay sewn together with a sensual diction reminiscent of one of my favourite modern poets, Seamus Heaney.

Well worth a look.

5-stars-dark Sight, sound and sense, 23 July 2013

By Hal Robinson (London, United Kingdom)

Sensing Incongruity is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Lyrical photographs of seascape landscapes are doubled with with starkly evocative images of the human legacy and then tripled with words of transience. The realism of the passage of time is a human echo to the romance of soft light on sand and stone. I know of no other collections of photographs and words that reward the senses, delight the sight and call for sound of the words read aloud.


1 2 3 4