‘Empire’ is a journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands, British Overseas Territories, intertwined through history as relics of the once formidable British Empire.
Since 2007 I voyaged to Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St Helena to photograph the people, landscapes and pockets of history embedded within each place. I spent up to a month at a time in each territory, travelling 60,000 miles around the Atlantic via military outposts, low-lit airstrips and long voyages aboard cargo ships, fishing vessels and the last working Royal Mail Ship.
Some 400 rolls of film, 24 flights and 32 days at sea later, the resulting work has been compiled to create an insight into places that remain part of modern British history.
This is a quarterbound hardback book with 188 pages, 80 colour images, plus additional illustrations and text. The print run was limited to 1000 copies, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.
The second edition of Empire, printed in June 2014, is now available through Dewi Lewis.
There are also a small handful of signed first editions available directly, for information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, priced at £100.
For information on the limited edition box sets of Empire (first edition), please scroll down.
“This tour of remaining British territories, many of which are godforsaken outposts in the Atlantic, is a wonderful study of island life. A mixture of portraits and landscapes, together with the stories associated with the scenes, provide both an entertaining and rather melancholy take.”
– Martin Parr
This edition of Empire is limited to 24. The book comes wrapped in a hand stitched Union Flag, placed in its own wooden box with sliding lid made from reclaimed wood. It also comes with a signed 10×8″ print of the front cover image. This limited edition box set is priced at £250. Postage within the UK is free, Europe is £10, and the USA is £15. All other countries please enquire.
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THE MAKING OF EMPIRE
Explore the making of Empire – outtakes and production on the blog