the purpose of making books has been a considered one. The initial idea was to use book making as a tool to teach myself how to edit and put together photographs into a meaningful collection, this is still an ongoing process and so far it has been helpful in helping me identify the good photos from the bad and be more critical of my work, separating the feeling of taking the photograph from the actual photograph as an artwork - also in contrast in helps feedback into my process of helping me fine tune what it is I'm looking for.

Street photography is very much a process of self discovery and analysis, finding more about yourself and what inspires you to keep going.

I've taught myself many new skills, including coptic stitching, perfect binding, over stitching and how not to glue my fingers together during the process.

The Primark Collection

Wednesday, 07 August 2019

This book is called "The Primark Collection" a collection of photos taken outside Primark in London, Oxford Street, studying the people that shop at Primark.

This book represents an attempt at single page binding, where the photograph is printed directly onto the page, rather than stuck on using glue.

For this book I used an over stitching method to bind the pages together, by drilling hole in the side of the pages, and sewing the pages together with thread through the holes. Glue is then applied to the spine along with a re-enforcing muslin material.
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