Southport, United Kingdom: Cafe Royal Books, 2018.
Black & White.
I have been documenting Britain for 50 years. I stopped shooting commissions some years ago, and now shoot only stuff that interests me. Mostly I spend too much time managing my extensive archive of around 20 thousand carefully edited, captioned and key worded content rich images.
My principal commissions in Britain during the 1970's - 1980's, were for the ‘weekend colour supplements’, such as The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Observer, You and the Sunday Express magazines. I covered weekly news for Newsweek, Time, and the former Now! Magazine; covering conflicts in Israel, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland, as well as weekly news in the UK. I have always worked on personal photographic documentary projects along side commercial magazine assignments. In the 1970's I started on what has become an on going career project documenting traditional British folklore customs and annual events.
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent
publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art,
in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally
while not relying on 'the gallery'.
Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines
as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines.
The photographic publications are part of a long
ongoing series, generally working with photographers
and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls