Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, now living in Dominica, W.I., founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.


ODerek Galonzone Zone Books – (2009 – 2015) an independent  book publisher in Canada specializing in photo books of architectural treasures and lush gardens in remote, often hard-to-access places.

This blog is maintained by Derek Galon – main photographer behind Ozone Zone works. Derek is a photographer with over 40 years of experience, working for Ozone Zone as well as for exclusive clientelle around the world acquiring his fine photo services. He studied arts in Europe and started photographing at the age of 10. His first paid photography job came at age of 14. He is a rare cross-breed between documentary, art, and commercial photographer resulting in his unique, multi award-winning style and fine art images.

IT HAS TO BE SAID that after moving from Canada to Dominica, Ozone Zone Books offers only services to clients in need of book design, writting or publishing. Derek and Margaret now work much more as freelance professionals, photographing and writing for various magazines, clients, and so on. While all info about OZONE ZONE is correct, keep in mind it may not be as active these years as before. If you need such services, simply contact Derek or Margaret directly. Thank you.

Here Derek and Margaret share their personal thoughts, comments and news abouthis current photography jobs, upcoming Ozone’s books, and other related (and not-so-related) events.
Derek’s personal photography page is – please visit it for more photography related info and to see his portfolio.

If you are interested in Derek’s photography blog with posts about photo gear and photo editing, follow
Derek’s wedding photography servicves are offered at

Derek’s YouTube channel showing beauty of Dominica and sharing thoughts about photo equipment is HERE.

Some posts here are by Margaret Gajek, co-founder of Ozone Zone, an art historian, researcher and writer. Margaret’s books on the Caribbean theme (Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean, and Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean) won international awards, and are acclaimed titles with 5-star reviews.

Comments on: "About" (3)

  1. Wanda Yarbrouogh said:

    How do I order the book “Bequia , A Feast of Colour”?

    • I think it is best to contact author in Bequia, as almost all shipment of books went to her, to be distributed in the Caribbean. she will also have someone distributing books in USA. May be quicker than to wait until it will be added to amazon site.

    • The best way would be directly from author – Julie Lea from Bequia. She has almost all copies there – for Caribbean distribution. She also has an agent in USA who will be distributing there, sending to Amazon, etc.
      Hope it helps, cheers!

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