Demand for Ted Everett’s book, My Life as a Photographer with Massey Ferguson, exceeded all expectations, with the first batch of copies placed on Amazon selling out virtually overnight just before Christmas last year. For those that couldn’t get hold of the book focussing on Massey Ferguson the first time, the good news is that a second edition has now been printed.
Based in and around Coventry, Ted Everett was employed as a photographer for Ferguson and, subsequently, MF from 1952 to 2018. Containing more than 300 photographs, the book is a unique new perspective on an important chapter in MF’s history, as well as a fascinating collection of memories and anecdotes from the company’s longest-serving employee. Ted captured the products, the people and the events of the firm on camera throughout his 66-year career.
“We took a chance on the initial print run of 500 copies, but have been totally overwhelmed by the fantastic reaction to the book,” Ted explained. “One humdred people turned out for its launch last November, and copies were soon flying out of the door! There are Massey Ferguson enthusiasts all over the world, and we’ve had orders from elsewhere in Europe, the USA and New Zealand.
“Writing and self-publishing the book has been an amazing experience. I’m thrilled that so many people have found it interesting and enjoyable to read. It’s really exciting to see my work come to life on the printed page, and to be able to share my photographic archives.”
The second edition of My Life as a Photographer with Massey Ferguson by Ted Everett is available from Amazon, priced at £28.50 plus postage and packing.
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