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Bob Books is launching its first UK-wide celebration of photobooks in September. Taking the form of a touring workshop that will call at 10 cities across the country, Photobook Month is aimed at photographers and photobook lovers looking to improve their photobook projects or get some inspiration from photographers and photobook experts. Bob Books’ general manager Ibolya Németh said: “We wanted to celebrate photobooks in their many forms and the best way to do this is to invite photographers and photobook lovers to join us for a month-long celebration of photobooks in September.” Tickets are £10 in London and £5 everywhere else and limited to 15 tickets per city. Click through / read on for a full list of dates, locations and guest speakers.
Bob Books launches Photobook Month
Bob Books, the leading photobook company, is launching the first UK-wide celebration of photobooks in September.
Photobook Month is a touring workshop that will call at 10 cities up and down the UK during September.
It’s aimed at photographers and photobook lovers looking to improve their photobook projects or get some inspiration from photographers and photobook experts.
Respected photographers have been lined up as guest speakers, including Julia Boggio, Steve Gerrard and Claire Sloane.
Bob Books’ general manager Ibolya Nemeth said:
“This is the first UK-wide photobook event. We wanted to celebrate photobooks in their many forms and the best way to do this is to invite photographers and photobook lovers to join us for a month-long celebration of photobooks in September.
“We have handpicked industry experts to speak on their experiences. People will get to spend a few hours sharing their books, picking up tips and generally celebrating photobooks.”
Tickets are just £10 in London and £5 everywhere else and limited to 15 tickets per city. To get tickets follow the link from the Bob Books Blog.
People can participate in Photobook Month online by following @bobbooks on Twitter or liking Bob Books Facebook page (search BobBooks.co.uk)
Bob Books recently enabled customers to sell their books through Bob Books’ Bookshop at www.bobbooks.co.uk/bookshop.
The PhotoBook Month workshop event dates are:
Newcastle – Sept 6
Leeds – Sept 7
Glasgow – Sept 8
Sheffield – Sept 9
Birmingham – Sept 14
Manchester – Sept 15
Cardiff – Sept 19
Bristol – Sept 20
Exeter – Sept 22
London - Sept 29
The speakers are:
London – Julia Boggio
You’ll probably know Julia better as @juliaboggio as she’s built up quite a following on Twitter. Julia Boggio runs a successful wedding & portraiture photography business in Wimbledon and her studio will be the stage for our event in September. She is universally considered to be one of the top wedding photographers in the UK. Julia’s work has been featured in every major UK bridal magazine, from Condé Nast Brides to Cosmo Bride, as well as Wedding TV on a number of occasions, including their current series of Bridal Boudoir. Julia is also a regular columnist for Photo Professional magazine and has written for The British Journal of Photography. She also runs the hugely popular mummy blog www.icarriedawatermelon.co.uk.
Birmingham – Steve Gerrard
Steve and his partner Evelyne are a photo partnership famed for their music, weddings and baby portraits. Steve’s images have appeared in pretty much every major music magazine there is including, Rolling Stone and Kerrang! Based in the city’s trendy Custard Factory, they have a stunning studio and invite you to be their guests for the evening.
Manchester – Karen McBride
Karen McBride is Manchester’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll photographer. She’s taken pictures of hundreds of bands, including Mark Ronson, Bonehead and Guy Garvey of Elbow. She is completely obsessed with Elvis and says she looks for a little bit of Elvis in every image of a band she takes.
Sheffield – Dan Sumption
Dan Sumption splits his time between London and Sheffield. He works on the iPlayer team at the BBC. In his spare time he co-runs FAD, a web and print arts magazine. He adores photobooks. He’s also a photographer. He’s a photography workshopper and has sites both for his professional photography and his work as a party photographer.
Exeter – Claire Sloane
Claire Sloane fell in love with photography a long time ago, when she got her first first copy of National Geographic magazine and her first little camera as a child. Her plan for a while was to become a photographer for the magazine and travel the world taking photos. Life then took her in a completely different direction and photography stayed a hobby for a long time. She’s now a professional photographer with a studio in Exmouth.
Cardiff – Amy Davies
Amy Davies is a journalist, freelance writer and photographer. She is currently the staff writer for PhotoRadar, a photography website at Future Publishing. She also writes freelance for LoveFood, Wales Business Insider, The Guardian, Official Windows Magazine, and Digital Camera and she has previously been published in SFX, LoveMoney, Saga Online, PhotoPlus, Britain Magazine, Real Travel, Triathlon Plus, Glamour and BBC Focus.
Bristol – Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells has over 20 years experience in photography. He is a qualified Master Photographer. He shoots Commercial, event and portrait photography from his base in Keynsham, near Bristol.
Glasgow – Greig Middlemiss
Greig Middlemiss founded and runs the Scottish Creative Network, but his company Different Light is his photographic interest. His specialty is “Urban People”. He also loves studio-based portraiture and occasionally shoots bands.
Leeds – Tim Parkin
Tim Parkin discovered landscape photography at a late age and is trying his best to make up for lost time. After a year spent with a digital SLR, his 40th birthday was a trip to the Hebrides in a viking long house with David Ward and Richard Childs (two of the best landscape photographers in the UK). The large format obsession that infected him over that week has culminated in a recent exhibit of one of his pictures at the National Theatre as part of the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Tim is looking forward to what surprises his third year in photography has in store.
Newcastle – Mandy Charlton
Mandy Charlton is an award-winning photographer who’s passionate about her native North East. She loves her cats and cupcakes. She shoots a variety of variety of weddings and portraits.