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HOXTON MINI PRESS

AUTUMN 2020


Welcome to Hoxton Mini Press East. That’s our word. It sums up our small publishing company perfectly. East = creative, playful, diverse. Let us explain. There is a story, which may be based on myth, but which we like, that says the east of big cities are the most creative because that is where the winds blew the bad air and so it is where industry and cultural diversity took hold: east London, east Berlin, east New York (Brooklyn)... these are the urban centres that were once poor but remain rich in diversity and discovery. We are an independent based in east London and proud of it. Previously we made books just about east London, now we make books that have an east London feel: illustrated books that are creative, playful, diverse but which look further afield. This year we are launching a few books about nature in the city. The Botanical City, The Urban Forager and London Green Spaces remind us busy urban folk that greenery – something we all need to think more about these days – is far closer to us than we think. And, as always, we present a host of new photographic titles, covering everything from mutant vehicles to abstract shapes in architecture around the globe. Don’t go west, go east. Martin Usborne and Ann Waldvogel Founders, east London


New Titles


m i l k t h i s tle Carduus Marianus

the botanical city

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Sept 2020 192pp, 228mm × 160mm Hardback, cloth spine £25 ISBN: 978-1-910566-79-4

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The Botanical City In collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew A modern, colourful take on an epic 18th-century book illustrating London’s wild plants. Cities are abundant with nature – and not just London but urban centres all over the world. So why is it that we fail to notice the greenery that surrounds our busy lives? And isn’t now the time, with the growing ecological crisis, for those of us in cities to reconnect to nature? This is a beautifully

produced interpretation of an 18th century classic, Floral Londonesis, which set out to record every wild plant in London and which remains surprisingly relevant to many global cities. Working with Kew Gardens’ horticulture expert Helena Dove, we have handpicked the 100 most fascinating plants from the original and included reproductions of ultra-detailed illustrations set alongside a new set of unusual facts, contemporary medicinal uses, modern recipes and more.


Sept 2020 160pp, 156mm × 196mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-86-2

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Mutant Vehicles The Art Cars of Burning Man Scott London Other-worldly photos of cars-as-art from the world’s most iconic creative gathering in the Nevada desert. Every August, around 80,000 people come together to celebrate creativity and freedom of expression in Nevada’s barren Black Rock Desert. This otherwise inhospitable location is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile perimeter, attendees create a temporary city devoted to art.

Scott London has spent over a decade photographing the festivities, including hundreds of ‘mutant’ cars that move around at a maximum speed of 5mph. These weird and wonderful forms include giant skulls, monsters, sharks, ships, even fire-breathing dragons. Some are kitted out with bars, others dancefloors. These extraordinary creations push the boundaries of art and sculpture and embody the boundless freedom of this mesmerising albeit transient utopia.


Oct 2020 160pp, 162mm × 112mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-82-4

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An Opinionated Guide to Independent London An insider’s guide to the best independent places to shop, drink and eat in the capital. Period. London’s high streets are becoming ever more homogeneous and, well, downright dull. We can thank Pret A Manger for that. But there’s good news: a wealth of independents are hidden among the chains, you just need to know where to find the best ones. This pocket-sized paperback featuring the top 50 indie spots is a celebration of

smaller businesses and one-off shops that bring colour, personality and style to the scene. Whether you are looking for homeware stores, artisan bakeries, well-curated clothing stores, beautiful coffee hangouts or an indie cinema, this book, full of original photography and insider tips, will tell you where to go. This is part of a growing series of opinionated guides which offer simple, highly-curated advice on what to do and see in London.

Also in the Opinionated Guide series An Opinionated Guide to East London

An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture

ISBN: 978-1-910566-45-9

ISBN: 978-1-910566-55-8

An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London ISBN: 978-1-910566-56-5


Oct 2020 160pp, 162mm × 112mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-81-7

An Opinionated Guide to London Pubs

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Matthew Curtis An unashamedly opinionated guide to London’s very best – and most stylish – pubs. London is home to over 3,500 pubs. The trouble is that 95% are awful. Dark, sweaty and tired. Says who? Says us. This small paperback tells you the only ones you should know. Whether you’re after the perfect Sunday roast, great craft beer, a cosy spot to read a book, the best pint of

bitter or a raucous gig, this guide highlights the capital’s most exciting and, crucially, most stylish saloons in which to find it all. This book is a part of a growing series of opinionated pocket guides to the capital for people who don’t want more information, they want the right information. Illustrated with original photography of 50 pubs and compelling text by an expert beer writer, this book will satisfy the most fatigued taproom dweller or discerning foodie.

Also in the Opinionated Guide series An Opinionated Guide to East London

An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture

ISBN: 978-1-910566-45-9

ISBN: 978-1-910566-55-8

An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London ISBN: 978-1-910566-56-5


Oct 2020 112pp, 156mm × 196mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-83-1

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Urban Geometry Andrés Gallardo Albajar One photographer’s travelogue of the abstract shape of architecture around the globe. From Stockholm to Seoul, Tartu to Taipei, Spanish photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar has travelled the globe to capture the mesmerising sihouettes, colourful juxtapositions and angular forms of the world’s most exciting buildings. Set against

vivid skies, these buildings pop with colour, shape and geometric patterns making the book a riotous celebration of contemporary architecture. Urban Geometry includes photos taken in Tallinn, Vilnius, Tartu, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Malmo, Stockholm, Brussels, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Alicante, Huesca, Prague, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei and more.


Sept 2020 336pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £22.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-77-0

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Portrait of Britain Vol 3 200 photographs that capture the face of a changing nation A new volume of the very best 200 portraits taken in Britain for 2020 – the third in a collectable series. After the success of the first two editions, the British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press will once again produce the accompanying publication to Portrait of Britain, an annual award which sees the best portraits taken in the UK tour the country. These captivating portraits – accompanied by personal stories – celebrate the diversity, culture and identity of Britain today, a topic which, in these turbulent times, is in kaleidoscopic flux. The winning photographs from this

open-call competition are selected by a panel of expert judges and will be displayed on digital billboard screens nationwide at the same time as the book’s launch – in train stations, airports, shopping centres and on high streets – where they are seen by over 10 million people. Like the fast-selling past editions, this book will feature the full shortlist of 200 photographs alongside quotes from the photographers. Working cover image by Garrod Kirkwood (a stand-in from last year’s edition). British Journal of Photography is widely recognised as a key platform that showcases the best photography from around the world.


Paris

China


Sept 2020 144pp, 162mm × 127mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-78-7

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Paris, China François Prost An obscure town in China has built itself in the image of Paris. See if you can spot the difference. ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’ – Oscar Wilde ...and so the French captial ought to be flattered indeed. The small city of Tianducheng in China (built just 13 years ago) boasts an Eiffel Tower replica and 31km2 of convincing Parisien architecture,

landscaping and fountains. Photographer François Prost became fascinated with the ‘duplicature’ movement in China and travelled there to capture the phenomenom. His resulting images, presented side by side with the French originals, are playful if a little unsettling. Is this flattery... or is it just weird? François Prost is a French photographer, art director and graphic designer based in Paris. His work has won numerous awards.


Oct 2020 144pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-80-0

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In Your Face Paul Trevor Hyper-close-ups of Londoners in the 80s which together show the class divide between the City and the East End. ‘A new twist on the street photo... totally unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.’ – Martin Parr

years. This book of spontaneous in-your-face portraits contrasts the Brick Lane street market with London’s money market, the City, just a mile away. Taken between 1977 and 1992, the photographer’s motivation was partly political since many were shot during the reign of Thatcher’s when she polarised debate on market forces versus community values.

British photographer Paul Trevor has been documenting the East End for over 25

Paul Trevor’s work resides in the collections of the V&A and Museum of London.


Jul 2020 272pp, 255mm × 196mm Hardback £30 ISBN: 978-1-910566-76-3

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East London Food (Second edition) The people, the places, the recipes Rosie Birkett & Helen Cathcart An updated edition of the sell-out book covering London’s most exciting food scene – with 20 new places. Following the success of the original East London Food, this second volume features 20 new culinary hotspots in London’s most progressive, diverse neighbourhood. Since the first edition was published, east London has become firmly established worldover for its abundance of gastronomic talent. The book includes more than 40 profiles of top chefs, young producers and bold entrepreneurs at the heart of a culinary

phenomenon – from Michelin-starred chefs and specialist butchers to wild foragers and urban beekeepers. With in-depth interviews and stunning photography, this book guides you on where to go, what to eat and how to cook it at home (thanks to a section of recipes from the chefs). Rosie Birkett is a leading food writer who has written four books. She is a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines. Helen Cathcart is a well-established photographer who shoots for the likes of Kinfolk, Sunday Times and the Observer.


Jul 2020 112pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-75-6

Trivial Pursuits The English at play Orlando Gili Cheese rolling, historial re-enactments and fine tea: a playful photo-study of the many ways the English like to relax. It was the UK’s decision to leave the EU that made London-born photographer Orlando Gili question (and then capture) who the English really are. In a nation full of such contradiction and complexity, Gili found some answers in how people choose

to spend their leisure time. From horse racing to wartime reanactments, carnivals to clubs, from ancient and quintessential rituals (medieval village bottle-kicking competitions) to the more modern (Santa pub crawls) this book reveals that which unites a divided nation: the relentless desire for organised fun. Trivial Pursuits is a much-needed celebration of the community, culture and tradition of the English. Orlando Gili is a documentary and portrait photographer.


Mar 2020 192pp, 156mm Ă— 109mm Hardback ÂŁ12.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-69-5

The Urban Forager Find and cook wild food in the city Wross Lawrence & Marco Kesseler Pick your own wildly delicious food in the city with this modern field guide to urban foraging, including 32 recipes.

this book explains how to identify

Hawthorn berry ketchup, cherry blossom shortbread, nettle ravioli, elderflower fritters, cowslip summer rolls... these are just some of the tasty and surprising dishes you can make from wild food found in your city. With stylish photography and expert advice from a professional forager,

there is an abundance of fresh food waiting

32 easy-to-find plants in the city and cook up a wild feast. Leaves, nuts, berries, branches, flowers and even weeds are all in the mix, proving that, even in urban spaces, to be picked (and devoured). Wross Lawrence is a professional forager who lives in Brighton. Marco Kessler is a photographer based in Devon and London.


Mar 2020 96pp, 156mm Ă— 196mm Hardback, cloth spine ÂŁ12.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-67-1

The Silence of Dogs in Cars Martin Usborne Hauntingly beautiful photographs of dogs in cars, mostly taken at night. As a child, photographer Martin Usborne was once left in a car. This was not for long, but he wondered if anyone would come back. Around the same age he fell in love with dogs – they could not speak, just as he felt he was silent in that car. Many

years later, the two experiences came together in this cinematic and darkly humorous project that looks at the way humans are able to silence and control the animals they love best. No dogs were harmed in the making of this book! Martin Usborne is a photographer based in London and also co-founder of Hoxton Mini Press. His work has been exhibited throughout the world.


Apr 2020 144pp, 162mm × 112mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-68-8

An Opinionated Guide to London Green Spaces Harry Adès & Marco Kesseler An unashamedly opinionated guide to the best parks and lesserknown green spaces in London. Don’t be fooled by London’s concrete landscape: it is, in fact, one of the greenest cities in the world. This small paperback featuring the top 50 green spaces to visit is part of a top-selling series of opinionated guides that offer simple, highly-curated

advice on what to do and see in the capital. Illustrated with original photography, compelling text and insider tips, it covers the most impressive large and mediumsized parks, enchanting walks and pathways, inner-city retreats and more. Harry Adès is a writer and editor based in London who has edited many guide books. Marco Kesseler is a photographer based in Devon and London.

Also in the Opinionated Guide series An Opinionated Guide to East London

An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture

ISBN: 978-1-910566-45-9

ISBN: 978-1-910566-55-8

An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London ISBN: 978-1-910566-56-5


Apr 2020 144pp, 162mm × 127mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-74-9

Hotel Carpets Bill Young A pilot’s strange obsession for hotel carpets has now found Instagram fame. When a pilot’s daughter tweeted saying that all she wanted for Christmas was for her dad’s Instagram account of hotel carpets to go viral, she didn’t expect it to happen overnight. Hundreds of thousands of people now share Bill’s love of the fascinating, wacky and sometimes ‘challenging’ designs of the hotel carpets he

sees around the world (he now has a dedicated following of nearly half a million). This pocket-sized book documents the weird and wonderful patterns we tend to ignore on our travels and is accompanied by the photographer’s tongue-in-cheek commentary. Bill Young is a corporate pilot who lives in Dallas, Texas. He takes photos in his spare time and runs the popular Instagram account @myhotelcarpet.


May 2020 144pp, 156mm × 196mm Book 8: ‘Vintage Britain’ Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-72-5

Butlin’s Holiday Camp 1982 Barry Lewis Wonderful nostalgic colour photographs of Britain’s most famous holiday camp. This is Book 8 in the series ‘Vintage Britain’. Billy Butlin created his grand vision for a holiday attraction in the 1930s, when 15 million British workers were granted paid holidays for the first time. Families flocked to a quickly constructed campsite, with the exciting promise of individual chalets, theatre and swimming pool and endured

often wet British summers with great joy. Barry Lewis, who once worked in Butlin’s, returned to the camp in Skegness to photograph this world of mass leisure, instilled with the enduring vision of ‘Our true intent is all for your delight’. Lewis’ resulting photographs capture the unique (and somewhat tragi-comic) character of a quintessentially British Butlin’s ‘jolliday’. Barry Lewis is a British photographer and filmmaker. He has worked internationally for magazines and directed numerous documentaries, commercials and films.

Also in the Vintage Britain series Book 1: The East End in Colour 1960-1980 ISBN: 978-1-910566-31-2

Book 4: Paradise Street

Book 2: The Isle of Dogs

Book 5: The East End in Colour 1980-1990 ISBN: 978-1-910566-53-4

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Book 3: Dog Show 1961-1978 ISBN: 978-1-910566-40-4

ISBN: 978-1-910566-46-6

Book 6: London Underground 970-1980 ISBN: 978-1-910566-61-9


Feb 2020 128pp, 156mm × 196mm Book 7: ‘Vintage Britain’ Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-66-4

The Hackney Archive Work and Life 1971-1986 Neil Martinson A revealing documentation of Eastenders at work during the 70s and 80s. This is Book 7 in the series ‘Vintage Britain’.

homelessness, Jewish life, street markets and other scenes. This meandering but touching documentary archive brings a past era to life and shows how much the working lives of Hackney – and the world over – have changed in the digital age.

Life-long Hackney resident Neil Martinson was still at school when he began taking photos around his hoe, documenting people at work, children at play, protests,

Neil Martinson is a British photographer whose work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery and many publications.

Also in the Vintage Britain series Book 1: The East End in Colour 1960-1980 ISBN: 978-1-910566-31-2

Book 4: Paradise Street

Book 2: The Isle of Dogs

Book 5: The East End in Colour 1980-1990 ISBN: 978-1-910566-53-4

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Book 3: Dog Show 1961-1978 ISBN: 978-1-910566-40-4

ISBN: 978-1-910566-46-6

Book 6: London Underground 970-1980 ISBN: 978-1-910566-61-9


Apr 2020 160pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-70-1

Sunday Best A celebration of diversity Katie Waggett A photographic celebration of Britain’s cultural and religious diversity at a time of division. In a time of growing isolationism, this is a much-needed reminder of the fact that Britain thrives on diversity. Captivating portraits taken in London of individuals in their most colourful religious outfits are accompanied by quotes on what religion

means to them, as well as interiors from their places of worship. Sunday Best is an uplifting study of tolerance and a unique overview of the six main religions that we see in London (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism). Katie Waggett is an award-winning documentary photographer based in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally.


May 2020 320pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £22.95 ISBN 978-1-910566-73-2

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Portrait of Humanity Vol 2 200 photographs that capture the changing face of our world A second volume of captivating portraits featured in a global touring photography exhibition. Following the success of the first Portrait of Humanity book, published in 2019, this second volume features more astonishing photos and stories of humans around the world. Once again, we join forces with 1854 Media and Magnum Photos who will invite photographers of every level to capture the many faces of humanity. Fifty winning photos will appear in a touring

exhibition shown at photography festivals around the world from September 2019 for six months, while the accompanying collectable book will contain 200 photos that together create a unified, global portrait of humanity. [Pictured cover image © Sabiha Çimen. Image opposite: Ric Kokotovich, both taken from the 2019 book]. 1854 Media have been at the centre of photography since 1854, celebrating the artists, inventors and pioneers who have shaped it.


Dec 2019 160pp, 200mm × 140mm Hardback (Lay-flat spine) £15 ISBNs Red/Ruled 978-1-910566-62-6

Red/Plain 978-1-910566-63-3

Grey/ Ruled 978-1-910566-64-0

Grey/Plain 978-1-910566-65-7

A Notebook for Bad Ideas The perfect notebook in which to risk imperfection ‘Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.’ – Salvador Dalí Hoxton Mini Press set out to design the perfect notebook for creative thinkers: it had to lay flat, have beautiful paper and hard-wearing cloth but also be a space where mistakes are welcome. The major blocks to creativity are lack of

confidence and the terror of imperfection. This clothbound notebook, whilst being reassuringly beautiful, also contains inspirational quotes on creativity that give the user the permission to let loose on the page, to scribble silliness in complete reassurance that the best ideas often flush out with the worst ones. Life can be a bit messy, after all.


Backlist


East London Photo Stories A collectable series of photographic stories about London’s most colourful area.

Book 1: I’ve Lived in East London for 86½ Years Martin Usborne Rights sold: Korean - KL publishing

Joseph Markovitch left London only once to go to the seaside with his mother. He loved Nicolas Cage, took five sugars in his tea, and would have married a six-foot-two Hispanic woman but in the end had such bad chest catarrh he never had a girlfriend. Nov 2013 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-0-9


Book 2: East London Swimmers

Book 3: A Portrait of Hackney

Madeleine Waller

Zed Nelson

Out of print Rights sold: Korean - A Certain Book

Out of print

Madeleine Waller’s portraits of swimmers – both dressed and in their swimsuits – are set against personal stories that reveal the inner life of people who escape the city to swim in all conditions. Apr 2014 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-2-3

Zed Nelson is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has lived in Hackney all his life. In his youth Hackney was a place to get away from but today he has fallen back in love with the area. This book is about the confusion of cultures, clash of identities and the beauty and ugliness that co-exist in the borough today. Apr 2014 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-3-0


Book 4: Shoreditch Wild Life Dougie Wallace This book captures the best (and worst) of life in modern Shoreditch, east London’s most vibrant neighbourhood. Dougie Wallace is your guide – a street photographer known for portraying the excess, humour and colour of everyday life. Oct 2014 160pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-4-7

Book 5: One Day Young Jenny Lewis Rights sold: Korean - A Certain Book

Jenny Lewis’ portraits of women and their newborns – all taken within 24 hours of birth – offer a rare glimpse into the beating heart of family life and celebrate the intimacy, joy and resilience of new motherhood. Mar 2015 112pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-8-5


Book 6: Drivers in the 1980s Chris Dorley-Brown Chris Dorley-Brown spent two summers in the mid 1980s photographing drivers stuck in traffic jams in and around east London. The cars, colours, haircuts and expressions (often of frustration) capture a unique period during Thatcher’s Britain. Apr 2015 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9576998-9-2

Book 7: Columbia Road Johanna Neurath Out of print

Columbia Road is the home to London’s most iconic flower market. Come closing time, Johanna Neurath turns her lens to what is left behind – the discarded flowers, the used packaging, the buckets of water – reminding us that there is poetry to be found in the places we often ignore. Jun 2015 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-01-5


Book 8: Lost in the City Nicholas Sack Nicholas Sack’s black and white photographs of office workers in London streets capture an unsettling tension between solitary figures and the imposing architecture of a modern city.

Book 9: Hackney by Night David George

With an introduction by Iain Sinclair.

David George’s photographs of Hackney by night reveal urban landscapes of eerie stillness but also unexpected beauty. Here is the London that we miss when we sleep. The images are accompanied by a short story by Karen Falconer.

Nov 2015 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-03-9

Nov 2015 80pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-04-6


Book 10: Sunday Football Chris Baker This is a love letter to Sunday league football. The photographs and quotes, captured on Hackney Marshes, reveal the comradery, passion and broken bones of those that brave hangovers to play the beautiful (and very muddy) game. Sept 2016 128pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-10-7

Book 11: Along the Hackney Canal Freya Najade Freya Najade’s photographs take us on a slow journey along the waterways of east London, from the Regent’s Canal to the River Lea, discovering unexpected beauty and wilderness in the heart of the city. Sept 2016 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-11-4


Book 12: Adventures in the Lea Valley

Book 13: Dalston in the 80s

David Campany & Polly Braden

Andrew Holligan

Before the arrival of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Lea Valley was east London’s secret retreat. Polly Braden and David Campany documented its strange, gently surreal beauty, before it was transformed forever.

Anarchists and fascists, yuppies and Rambos, eels and mash. Dalston in the 80s was a world apart from the New York fashion scene – but when Andrew Holligan made the unexpected move there, he found a humanity on the streets that changed him and his art forever.

Nov 2016 112pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-12-1

Mar 2017 96pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-18-3


Book 14: The Crash

East London Photo Stories

Stephen McLaren

One neighbourhood, 14 photographers

In 2008 the financial crash hit the City of London. Panic filled the air and people working for the giant money machine seemed oblivious to a photographer working quickly and quietly in their midst. Now, over a decade later, these images question what we have learned...if anything at all. Sept 2018 112pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-37-4

A compilation of photography from books 1-13 in the East London Photo Stories series. Outdoor swimmers, bright-eyed new mothers, hungover footballers, discarded flowers and dark ethereal landscapes; each project in this photographic collection reveals hidden narratives, subtle beauty and unexpected humour in London’s most diverse and vibrant area. Nov 2018 320pp, 199mm × 139mm Hardback, cloth spine £19.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-42-8


Tales from the City Photographic stories about urban life: London and beyond.

Book 1: People of London Peter Zelewski Out of print

Motivated by a love of London and its people, Peter Zelewski spent over five years taking photographs of strangers throughout the city. This collection of 100 powerful portraits, accompanied by intimate quotes, is a celebration of the diversity and spirit of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Oct 2016 160pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-15-2


Book 2: On the Night Bus

Book 3: London Youth

Nick Turpin

Julian Mährlein

Acclaimed street photographer Nick Turpin has captured painterly portraits of London commuters on buses at night. The images, shot through the windows during the winter months, show passengers in various states of slumber, conversation or thought.

After the London 2011 riots, young photographer Julian Mährlein set out to capture the faces and voices of inner-city teenagers. The resulting portraits, shot on the streets with natural light, reveal the surprisingly tender side of a generation so often misrepresented and which faces a world in profound flux.

With a foreword by Will Self. Nov 2016 92pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-16-9

Apr 2017 128pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-20-6


Book 4: Urban Dirt Bikers Spencer Murphy Whatever their ride – dirt bikes, quads, mopeds – tearing up tarmac and pulling stunts on industrial estates or city streets is self-expression. In the face of the law and hostile public, they are united by a passion and a way of life that few outsiders appreciate. Acclaimed photographer Spencer Murphy lifts the lid on London’s most misunderstood subculture, capturing the style and attitude of a movement that is life or death for its followers. May 2017 128pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-21-3

Book 5: New York Waterways Susannah Ray New York City is defined by water, yet many of its shorelines are largely unknown. These lyrical photographs, inspired by a Walt Whitman poem, take us on a seasonal journey past sheltered bays, under great bridges and over deep rivers to give us a moving perspective on a megacity we thought we knew so well. With a 16pp Walt Whitman poetry booklet. Nov 2017 128pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-27-5


Book 6: Botanical

Book 7: Berlin Nights

Samuel Zeller

Christian Reister

From Paris to Prague, from Glasgow to Geneva, photographer Samuel Zeller captures the strange beauty of exotic plants seen through the dappled glass of greenhouses. These images reveal a rare serenity found in the heart of each city.

These intense, evocative photographs capture the hedonism of Berlin’s nightlife. With compact 35mm camera and monochrome vision, Christian Reister exposes the underground clubs, wild energy and random encounters of a unique city that comes truly alive after dark.

Apr 2018 144pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth back and spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-33-6

Nov 2018 128pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-41-1


Book 8: London’s Square Mile A secret city Polly Braden & David Kynaston Millions pass through the square mile, also known as the City of London, yet few are aware of its true significance. These photographs of people surrounded by the City’s imposing architecture, combined with texts from an acclaimed historian, begin to decode one of the most cryptic and fascinating parts of the capital. Feb 2019 128pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-44-2

Book 9: Urban Gypsies Paul Wenham-Clarke Enter the private world of a group of Travellers living beneath the Westway, London’s vast elevated highway connecting suburbia to the city. Part of a unique culture so often stigmatised in the media, this close-knit community is under increasing pressure to move on and risk losing their identity for good. Here is their story. Jun 2019 96pp, 222mm × 157mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-49-7


Vintage Britain A series celebrating the recent history of Britain through beautiful photography.

Book 1: The East End in Colour 1960-1980 David Granick These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished. One of our bestselling books. Feb 2018 144pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-31-2


Book 2: The Isle of Dogs Before the big money

Book 3: Dog Show 1961-1978

Mike Seaborne

Shirley Baker

Now home to Canary Wharf and global finance, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial east London. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island just before the big money moved in and the area was forever transformed.

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Oct 2018 192pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £17.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Oct 2018 80pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-40-4


Book 4: Paradise Street The lost art of playing outside

Book 5: The East End in Colour 1980-1990

With the Mary Evans Picture Library

Tim Brown

For children growing up in Britain fifty or more years ago, streets and alleyways were playgrounds of curiosity and adventure. Nowadays, tempted by technology or restricted from being alone outside, ‘playing out’ is no longer the norm. These images from leading street photographers form a joyful, nostalgic record of past freedoms.

Following our hugely popular The East End in Colour 1960-1980 by David Granick, this second book by a different photographer, Tim Brown, picks up the story in 1980 as east London enters an extraordinary decade of transformation. Tim took these pictures on 35mm film between shifts of driving trains on London Underground’s Central Line.

Mar 2019 128pp, 156mm × 196mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-46-6

May 2019 144pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-53-4


Book 6: London Underground 1970–1980 Mike Goldwater Back in the 1970s, when it was still acceptable to talk, kiss and even smoke on the London Underground, Mike Goldwater spent years documenting chance moments of intimacy and humour across this iconic network of tunnels that live beneath the capital. Nov 2019 128pp, 156mm ×  196mm Book 6: ‘Vintage Britain’ Hardback, cloth spine £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-61-9


Opinionated Guides Simple, highly-curated advice on what to do and see in London.

An Opinionated Guide to East London Second edition Sonya Barber & Charlotte Schreiber The second edition of our unashamedly biased, deeply opinionated guide to east London. With over 60 suggestions of where to eat, sleep, shop and drink this pocket-sized companion is the ultimate guide to the everchanging face of east London, filled with beautiful photography and pithy reviews. Feb 2019 144pp, 162mm Ă— 112mm Paperback ÂŁ9.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-45-9


An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London

An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture

Sara Kiyo Popowa & Sam A. Harris

Sujata Burman, Rosa Bertoli & Taran Wilkhu

If you’re reading this, you don’t need us to tell you that vegan food is a good thing. Or that London is a world capital for it. Or that it can taste amazing and isn’t all green or brown. What you need is a pithy, opinionated guide to the best, most stylish eateries for vegan deliciousness. Well… here it is.

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Sept 2019 160pp, 162mm × 112mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-56-5

This is a short, opinionated guide to the most exciting, arresting buildings in the capital. Packed full of original photography, we tell you what you should visit and why, whether Classical, Contemporary, Modernist, Brutalist or beyond. If it’s great, it’s in here. Sept 2019 176pp, 162mm × 112mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-55-8


Other Titles

East London Homes Creative Interiors from London’s East End Sarah Bagner & Jon Aaron Green East London is a playground of possibility. In a neighbourhood where tradition and experimentation collide there is no such thing as a typical home. This book is a celebration of diverse creative expression, a journey through the compelling interiors of architects, florists, film makers, upholsterers and many more who don’t play by any rules other than their own. Oct 2019 272pp, 255mm × 196mm Hardback £30 ISBN: 978-1-910566-59-6


Portrait of Britain Vol 2 200 photographs that capture the face of a changing nation In collaboration with the British Journal of Photography A new volume featuring 200 of the most compelling portraits taken in Britain during this time of national soulsearching. The photos are accompanied by wonderful quotes from the photographers. Sept 2019 336pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £22.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-54-1

Once Upon a Time in Brick Lane Paul Trevor Paul Trevor, one of the great unsung heroes of British documentary photography, spent many years during the 70s and 80s capturing life on Brick Lane, London’s most iconic East End street. Published here for the very first time, these images, full of humour, grit, love and surprise, capture a vibrant time before the area went through dramatic social change. Oct 2019 144pp, 256mm ×  197mm Hardback, cloth spine £25 ISBN: 978-1-910566-50-3


Launderama

Invisible Jumpers

London’s launderettes

Joseph Ford & Nina Dodd

Joshua Blackburn Photographer Joshua Blackburn has visited all 462 launderettes in London. The resulting pictures are not just a portrait of a much-loved institution but of a city itself: full of life, colour, faded nostalgia and a whole load of dirty laundry. Oct 2019 144pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-60-2

The intricate jumpers in this book – worn by humans, dogs and bananas alike – blend seamlessly into their surroundings thanks to more than 1,000 hours of knitting and endless hours lining up the camera for the perfect shot. Sept 2019 88pp, 156mm ×  196mm Hardback, cloth spine £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-58-9


New Girl Order

Funland

Iain McKell

A visual tour of the British seaside

Renowned photographer Iain McKell spent two years immersed in a community of young female artists, documenting their unique performances, parties and personalities. The resulting visual diary is a celebration of freedom and selfexpression, and a reminder to embrace the most creative parts of who we are. Apr 2019 128pp, 199mm × 151mm Hardback £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-48-0

Rob Ball From Blackpool to Brighton, and Barry Island to Brightlingsea, these richly detailed photographs capture the candyfloss colours and faded nostalgia of a seaside culture that is peculiarly (yet wonderfully) British. May 2019 128pp, 285mm ×  237mm Hardback, cloth spine £30 ISBN: 978-1-910566-51-0


Portrait of Humanity

Miami Beach 1988-1995

200 photogrphs that capture the face of a changing world

Barry Lewis

With 1854 Media & Magnum Photos What does it mean to be human today? These 200 portraits taken by photographers in over 65 countries celebrate global citizenship at a time of instability. Funny, revealing, and often moving, the faces and stories in this book show that we are all wonderfully unique, yet on some level, deeply the same. May 2019 320pp, 199 × 151mm Hardback, cloth spine £22.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-52-7

Fashionistas and retirees, drag queens and bodybuilders, waiters and wanderers: these sumptuous black and white photographs taken by Barry Lewis capture the rich colour of Miami Beach in the early 90s. After two decades of drugs, corruption and violence, the coastal strip had come back to life and the party was just beginning… Apr 2019 144pp, 210mm × 195mm Hardback, clothbound £25 ISBN: 978-1-910566-47-3


London Nights

Unseen London

Anna Sparham/Museum of London

Rachel Segal Hamilton

This collection of historic and contemporary images features work from over 60 photographers who reveal the city after hours: unnerving, beautiful, eerie, energised – sometimes all at once. Step into the night and discover a darker, richer side to the capital.

London is one of the world’s most photographed cities, so you might think there’s nothing left to see. But you’d be wrong. Through the eyes of 24 contemporary photographers you can venture along hidden canals, around notorious housing estates, through surreal street scenes and deep underground. This is London as it is today and as you’ve never seen it before.

May 2018 208pp, 222mm ×  167mm Hardback, cloth spine £19.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-34-3

Oct 2017 288pp, 248mm × 192mm Hardback, black foil £26 ISBN: 978-1-910566-24-4


Sisters

Twins

Sophie Harris-Taylor

Peter Zelewski

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Few relationships are as deep or as complex as those between sisters. These tender portraits of over 100 sisters combined with short interviews reveal the jealousies, fears, love and laughter that can co-exist at the heart of this most intimate of bonds. Nov 2017 112pp, 199mm × 151mm Cloth hardback £14.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-28-2

Peter Zelewski has spent years capturing the faces and stories of identical twins. Some inexplicably lost their hearing at the exact same time, others unlock each others’ phones with their indistinguishable fingerprints, but perhaps more surprisingly, some don’t get on. These powerful portraits tap into one of the most fascinating of all human relationships. Oct 2018 96pp, 163mm × 210mm Cloth hardback £16.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-43-5


Startup London

London Coffee

Christina Hopkinson & Rick Pushinsky

Lani Kingston & David Post

Here are the stories from 30 of the most creative London startups. From King’s Cross to New Cross, from digital apps to distilleries, these small businesses have big ambitions to change the way we eat, shop, play and view the world. This book is an inspirational guide for anyone dreaming of starting their own business, whether it be in London or beyond. Apr 2018 256pp, 261mm ×  202mm Hardback, cloth spine £28 ISBN: 978-1-910566-30-5

It’s no secret that London is addicted to coffee, but what is often forgotten is that the city has a rich history of coffeehouses going back to the 1650s. This book, written by bestselling author Lani Kingston with photography by David Post, tells the stories of the most inspirational modern day artisans, roasters, growers, innovators and entrepreneurs who make London, once again, a world capital of coffee. Oct 2017 256pp, 228mm × 273mm Hardback, black foil £20 ISBN: 978-1-910566-25-1


Bored Tourists

The Corners

Laurence Stephens

Chris Dorley-Brown Out of print

Discover a lost civilisation. Gaze up at a towering cathedral. Take a selfie in front of a kebab shop. Ever had a holiday that wasn’t what you hoped for ? Aug 2018 112pp, 162mm × 127m Paperback £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-36-7

These hyperreal photographs of east London street corners are a unique documentation of an ever-changing landscape. Using multiple exposures, Chris Dorley-Brown plays out different narratives simultaneously, creating dream-like scenes that lie somewhere between fiction and reality. May 2018 96pp, 237mm × 285mm Hardback Cloth back and spine £30 ISBN: 978-1-910566-32-9


Men Photographing Women in the 70s Michael Abramson Once a month, in 1970s Chicago, men were allowed to take cameras into underground strip clubs. Michael Abramson, a local photographer, thought it would be more revealing to photograph the men photographing the women. Left in a drawer until now, the resulting images are a fascinating, funny and at times unsettling portrayal of the uninhibited male gaze. Nov 2018 96pp, 175mm × 120mm Paperback £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-29-9

Hackney Studios Jenny Lewis Hackney, east London, is well known for its vibrant creative community. Photographer Jenny Lewis takes us behind studio doors to explore the minds and spaces of a tribe of artists who have defined the area but now risk losing their studios through rapid gentrification. Mar 2017 112pp, 226mm × 271mm Hardback £20 ISBN: 978-1-910566-13-8


Bubblegum Emily Stein Emily Stein’s photographs of children blowing bubblegum on beaches around the world are a portrait of the freedom, innocence and joy of youth. May 2016 102pp, 141mm × 179mm Hardback £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-06-0

Hand Jobs: Life as a Hand Model Oli Kellett & Alex Holder These hand models are the stars of the biggest advertising campaigns around, but you’ve never seen their faces... until now. 24 portraits, 24 ways to peel a banana. May 2016 88pp, 141mm × 179mm Hardback £12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-07-7


Badly Repaired Cars Ronni Campana Out of print

These colourful close-ups of cars held together by tape and string show the best (or worst) in auto DIY and elevate broken Bentleys and bashed bonnets into something akin to abstract art. May 2016 72pp, 141mm Ă— 179mm Hardback ÂŁ12.95 ISBN: 978-1-910566-08-4


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