Boyertown Photographer Showcases Adventures from Antarctica to Zimbabwe in New Travel Photography Book

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Travel photography book release: “Fifteen Times around the World: A lion bit me in Zimbabwe, and other travel adventures.” 87 photographs and brief stories let readers travel the world with Andy across 40 countries and all seven continents.

Boyertown photographer Andy Schön has released a book of travel photography and adventures that is nearly a decade in the making.

“Fifteen Times around the World: A lion bit me in Zimbabwe, and other travel adventures” uses 87 photographs and brief stories to chronicle the most notable highlights of eight years of travel across 40 countries and all seven continents. It is a brief, yet comprehensive, snapshot of our planet at the dawn of the 21st century.

Schön describes being bit by a lion in the wilds of Zimbabwe and getting caught in war zones in the Middle East. He also shares his experiences on safari in the Serengeti, fishing for piranhas in the Amazon River, tent camping among penguin colonies in Antarctica and speeding ATVs around the dunes of the Kalahari Desert. “What I love most is seeking out new corners of the world that are so exceptionally beautiful and unique that it truly feels as if I’m on another planet,” Schön says.

When asked about his motivation for producing the book, Schön explained, "I have been fortunate enough to be able to visit these places, but it took 165 flights and eight years to do it. I wanted to create a book that allows readers to travel the world - both near and far - in an hour or two, and without leaving their seats." Included alongside photographs of the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India are local sights from the Oley Fair and the Shanesville farm of Schön’s brother.

Kid-friendly and educational, “Fifteen Times around the World” was released on Sep. 23 on ( and Amazon Europe, and starting Oct. 23, signed copies will be available locally at the Book Nook in Boyertown. A digital edition for the Amazon Kindle, iPad and other devices was released on Oct. 7, also distributed by Amazon. Schön has booked signing events at the Book Nook in Dec. and at Studio B in Mar., both in Boyertown.

About Andy Schön:
Andy Schön is a 1996 graduate of Boyertown Area High School. He holds degrees in philosophy and computer science from Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a graduate of New York Film Academy, and has studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Mr. Schön has spent over 10 years building lucrative online marketing startups in New York City, where he served as Vice President of Technology. He has recently returned to his native Boyertown, where he focuses on photography projects. So far, he has photographed over 40 countries and all seven continents. Mr. Schön’s work is frequently on exhibit at Studio B in Boyertown.

For more information about Andy Schön or “Fifteen Times around the World,” please visit, like it on Facebook at, view free previews on Amazon at or call Mr. Schön at (646) 662-7166.

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