I’m very pleased to announce that today Cafe Royal Books, run and published by Craig Atkinson, have published a little limited edition (of 150) ‘zine book of my Common Riding photographs. All the images were shot in 2000, in the Scottish Borders, and 14 of them form the 28page black and white ‘zine.
All the ‘zines are numbered and if you’d like to buy one they can be found here on Cafe Royal Books website and are on sale at £5.00 each, plus package and posting. The ‘zine is published in an edition of 150, but not all of those will go on sale.
Other photographers published by Craig as part of the same series are Homer Sykes, David Levenson, Craig Atkinson, Peter Dench, John Claridge and more. Many great photographers whom I admire, and much great photography. I’m very pleased and excited to have my work alongside the work of them in the series, and I’m grateful to Craig at Cafe Royal Books for his interest in my work and bringing it to a bigger audience. I hope you can take a look.
See the whole set of Scottish Common Riding photographs, from 2000, in Hawick, Langholm and Selkirk, here.
And to hear the sounds of the Common Risings, their histories in verse, then have a listen to this below- the men of Hawick, led by Cornet Chris Ritson, his Right and Left Hand Men, and the incredible voice of Michael Aitken, singing ‘Old Song’ early morning, during this years Hawick Common Riding. Great stuff. History alive, tradition robust, community together.