Country star Kenny Rogers is working on a revealing book of photographs taken during his travels in Saudi Arabia, Africa, China and Alaska.

THE GAMBLER singer, an acclaimed snapper, hopes to release the book - his follow up to celebrity portrait tomes YOUR FRIENDS AND MINE and THIS IS MY COUNTRY - next year (05).

He says, "It (the book) includes some of the local people in those areas, and it's really a wonderful book.

"When I go to a place, what makes me enjoy seeing these countries and these places are the photographs that I take because you look at things differently if you're going to admire the countryside or if you're looking to take photographs. I think you do see more stuff when you're photographing."

24/06/2004 09:16