Printing my Thames photos taken since 1997 and presenting them in three volumes. Part of the Drawing Dark Waters project with Caroline Underwood and Liz Charsley. A few have previously appeared in exhibitions or concertina book form, but this is the first time I’ve put them all in one place. Essentially archival inkjet prints, with some as gate folds and a couple of original prints from 1997. I’ve promised to show them to a few people, and am happy to show others. The project is still evolving and will no doubt be expanded.
Category Archives: bookbinding
A hand bound notepad with an existing paper block. I’ve not used this handmade cover paper before. Lovely texture, but it shrinks like mad, so it became a wrestling match as the paper dried. But a good finish in the end!
Always a bit nervous folding nearly 3 metres of paper! I made the first of these concertina books in 2014, illustrating the Wordsworth poem “Upon Westminster Bridge”. (Top left). This was a one off. I made three more recently, this time illustrating another Wordsworth poem, “Remembrance of Collins” (Top right). Both are linked to the Thames, and are part of evolving photo ideas with connections to the river.
Finally finished another concertina or leporello book just before Christmas. An interesting experiment for me, trying to illustrate the Wordsworth poem ‘Upon Westminster Bridge’ with a mix of old and new technology.
Just finished making my first hand-bound ‘leporello’ book, with words by Alys Fowler. For a collaborative project currently entitled ‘Wildlings’, which will include work from various folk, including paintings by Lynn Keddie. I’ll post updates as the project develops. From the Oxford English Dictionary, “Wilding or Wildling..a plant sown by natural agency”.