Photo Gallery

Bob has taken over a thousand photographs in hostile environments since 2001, many of which have inspired characters and scenes in his books.  Here is a small selection. 

The Infidel by Bob Shepherd

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Photos that inspired

THE INFIDEL

Air gunner over Nuristan

Air gunner over Nuristan

155 mm artillery gun in the direct fire role, Nuristan

155 mm artillery gun in the direct fire role, Nuristan

 

Attack helicopters flying over mountains, Kabul

Attack helicopters flying over mountains, Kabul

Afghan Security Forces training, KMTC, 2009

Afghan Security Forces training, KMTC, 2009

Children's war art, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan

Children’s war art, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan

Hearts and minds at work, Khost 2007

Hearts and minds at work, Khost 2007

Nomads, Afghanistan

Kutchi Caravan, Afghanistan

 

Kutchi children, Afghanistan

Kutchi children, Afghanistan

Mountains Kabul

Layers of mountains surrounding Kabul City

Mountain storm, Kapisa Province

Mountain storm, Kapisa Province

Mujahideen on parade

Mujahideen on parade

Donkeys follow the Kunar river south, Nuristan

Donkeys follow the Kunar river south, Nuristan

Nuristani family near Kunar river at Kam Desh

Nuristani family near Kunar river at Kam Desh

Nuristan's impregnable landscape

Nuristan’s impregnable landscape

Robert Gates thanking troops in Khost Province, 2007

Robert Gates thanking troops in Khost Province, 2007

Russian made Afghan attack helicopter

Russian made Afghan attack helicopter

Graveyard of Russian tanks surrounded by snowy mountains, Afghanistan

Graveyard of Russian tanks surrounded by snowy mountains, Afghanistan

The Infidel?

The Infidel?

 

Tribal elders gather near Pakistan border, Eastern Afghanistan, 2007

Tribal elders gather near Pakistan border, Eastern Afghanistan, 2007

US Apache helicopter, Afghanistan.

US Apache helicopter, Afghanistan.

US troops look out over Nuristan, 2007

US troops look out over Nuristan, 2007

 

Village, Northern Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2007

Village, Northern Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2007

Winding mountain pass to Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Winding mountain pass to Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Young Kutchi woman

Young Nuristani militia man in Kam Desh district, Nuristan

Young Nuristani militia man in Kam Desh district, Nuristan

 

The Good Jihadist by Bob Shepherd

On Sale August 2011

Photos that inspired

     THE GOOD JIHADIST

Member of Frontier Corps overlooking Peshawar, Pakistan

Member of Frontier Corps overlooking Peshawar, Pakistan

The Red Mosque, Pakistan

A view through the gates of the Red Mosque, Islamabad, 2007

Self-described Afghan "Talib", Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Self-described Afghan “Talib”, Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Antique tapestry depicting battle between Baluch and British Forces, Governor's mansion, Quetta, Pakistan

Antique tapestry depicting battle between Baluch and British Forces, Governor’s mansion, Quetta, Pakistan

Commemorative plaque, formal gardens, Governor's Residence, Quetta, Pakistan

Commemorative plaque, formal gardens, Governor’s Residence, Quetta, Pakistan

Baluch man in traditional headdress, Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Baluch man in traditional headdress, Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Western cameraman operating under watchful eye of the authorities, Quetta, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Western cameraman operating under watchful eye of the authorities, Quetta

Riot police, Islamabad, Pakistan

Riot police, Islamabad, Pakistan

Imran Khan

Well-heeled opposition leader addresses well-heeled protestors, Islamabad, Pakistan

21 thoughts on “Photo Gallery

  1. Hi Bob,
    Just enjoying The Infidel ,where i found your blog address! I have just reurned from Arbroath from a weekend where my I heard from my cousins daughter whose husband is with a security company in Kurdistan that there is 12,000 Iranian troops on the border and no word in the press..that I have seen. Do you think the current Arab spring is serving a purpose for the Iranians who see oportunities in all the Muslim countries that are curently ‘fighting ‘for their freedom? That Cameron along with other governments have been sucked into a situation that is going to carry on and on?
    Incidently photo gallery very interesting along with your blogsite!

    Rgds

    Pete Gould

    1. Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Yes, I’m sure that Iran is in a position to take full advantage of the Arab Spring. Also remember that the US and Britain not only took away Iraqi stability but also lifted the lid off of Iran by removing Sadam Hussein, thereby adding to regional instability.
      Very best regards.
      B.S.

      1. Bob,
        Thanks for your reply,just to add further regarding current defence policies which appear to show a lot of naivity regarding our standing in the world and particularly how easy it is for the infiltration of our society by the trojan horse method which how ever good Mi6 may be ,there is every right for all of us to be concerned how much more dangerous our world is!
        By the way I served in the RAF in the good old days and served on a transport squadron flying out the guys to Kuching and Labuan

  2. Hi Bob

    Come across you surfing the net for good books by Ex-SAS guys like yourself.
    I am reading them faster than you guys can write them….
    Can you recommend any other good authors from the same back ground as yourself. I have done all The Mcnab and Ryan ones so looking for inspiration.

    Kind Regards

    1. Hi Jeff,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, Duncan Falconer an ex SBS laddie writes very good novels. Unlike a lot of the others in the special forces genre, he doesn’t have a ghost writer writing in his name, he writes himself. Also he has been on the security circuit like myself for some years, therefore he has good knowledge and first hand experience to write about his subjects.
      Hope this helps,
      Very best regards.
      B.S.

  3. Hello Bob, I was given a copy of the “Circuit” recently in Hong Kong from a sailing buddy. It opened my eyes to a profession and darkside greed and political devience..I must admit to enjoying it very much. Been a long time since I’d seen you! Last time you wre training me!! Best Regards Rhys “Taff” Davies…I can be contacted via my email….Take care Bob.

    1. Hi Ali,

      I’m really pleased that someone from Pakistan got something from reading The Good Jihadist, thank you very much.

      The novel was based on both Afghan and Pakistani conspiracy theories told to me from all parts of both countries, therefore a great mix of local ethnicities.

      It’s up to the readers themselves to decide which is fact and which is fiction.
      Thank you again Ali for your comments.
      I wish you and your family all the very best.
      B.S.

  4. thank you for putting photos of the people and beautiful landscapes of the countries you’ve worked in and not images of death and destruction.
    the photos you have put up show the countries beauty and not the beasts

  5. Hey Bob, hope all’s going well…Read comments, looked up your photo’s and read the books. Enjoyed all…Hope to see you again later this year for a cold one..
    Best Regards in Adventure
    Rhys “Taff” Davies….Ex-RAF REGT 74-84

      1. Thanks for recommendation. Finished The Infidel, could not put it down. Good Jihadist is next on the list. One question – what was the presumed fate or future of Dusty? Awaiting the next book ! Thanks

        Claire

      2. Thanks Claire,
        Dusty will be back, that’s all I can say, ha.
        You’ll find The Good Jihadist has more key characters and more twists than The Infidel.
        Take good care, and thank you once again.
        B.S.

  6. Bob,
    Events today are are becoming a nightmare for western democracies…The plot and scenes that were once fiction are turning to fact…With IS getting its own airforce..how long before their own drones?? Hope any forthcoming books provide an answer!!!!
    Rgds

    Pete

  7. Hi Bob – is the follow on from Infidel coming out soon? Any chance of that or Good Jihadist being made into a film? Thanks

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