Books

Since early 2017 I have been experimenting with new ways of presenting my work.  I have always loved books, particularly their tactile nature, and the fact that they can be produced utilising a wide range of materials and finishes.

Handmade photobooks provide a highly creative approach to presenting collections of work. They allow artistic control of every aspect; from design, sequencing, printing and production.

Due to the time and dedication involved in handcrafting a book, only a very limited number can be produced.  I love the fact that no two books will be the same, the hand of the artist evident in each carefully-crafted volume.

 

QALUPALIK

 

Description

In Inuit mythology, the story of the otherworldly Qalupalik is told by Inuit parents to prevent children from wandering too close to the dangerous shorelines.  These sea-dwelling creatures with long hair and green skin, hide beneath the surface of the freezing Arctic waters ….

In September 2017 I journeyed north by fishing boat from Disko Bay in West Greenland to remote Ikerasak Fjord. Large fragments of drifting ice sliced through the black arctic waters, reaching far below the surface of the water into a mysterious third dimension.

Details
  • Hand-crafted, hardback book.
  • Leporello binding, 17 pages, with 12 images and accompanying text.
  • Collector’s edition of 30. Signed and numbered.
  • Includes a limited edition print from the Qalupalik series, printed by the artist using archival materials.
  • Book is housed in a custom-made acrylic box, designed and assembled by the artist.  8mm frosted acrylic with 5mm clear acrylic sliding lid.
  • Overall book size is 180mm x 180mm.
  • Extends to 3 metres  when fully opened
  • Printed on 250gsm silk paper stock

Displayed in York during the Lensthinkyorkshire photo book festival,  April 2018.

QALUPALIK | Collector’s Edition of 30
£110


Housed in a custom-made acrylic box
Price includes book & insured postage
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SHIFTING SANDS

Description
A collection of images from my Shifting Sands series.  At the most north-westerly point of the Wirral peninsula, the shoreline is gradually retreating.  Strong winds sweep in from across the Irish Sea, shaping the coastal landscape and transforming the beaches into shifting seas of sand.

Details
  • Hand-crafted, hardback book.
  • Drum binding, 24 pages, with 12 images and accompanying text.
  • Limited edition of 10 plus 2 Artists Proofs.  Signed and numbered.
  • Overall book size is 210mm x 145mm
  • Hand-printed using archival matte fine art papers.

SHIFTING SANDS | Limited Edition of 10 (8 remaining)
£80


Price includes book & insured postage


 

 

ICELAND: EASTWARD

The Collector’s Edition of 5 is sold out, but I have just released 2 Artist’s Proofs which are now available for purchase. (Update 1st May 2018: just one Artist’s Proof remaining)
An exploration of winter light, form and colour; a series of images from the remote Eastern Fjords of Iceland
Details
  • Hand-crafted, portfolio-style book, 57 pages, with 32 images and accompanying text.
  • Limited edition of 5.  Plus 2 Artists Proofs. Signed and numbered.
  • Overall book size is 260mm x 250m.
  • Hand-printed using archival matte fine art papers.
  • Selected images have been printed using delicate Japanese Unryu papers with vellum interleaving.
  • Cloth-covered, casebound (hardback) cover, bound with hand-stitching using waxed linen thread.

 

ICELAND: EASTWARD| Collector’s Edition, Artist’s Proof
£260


Price includes book & insured postage


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