Photo Books

Photo books of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge Libraries, The Barnwell Priory, English heritage sites. Architectural photography books make the best art photography gift books.

A Tale of Two Stories

An image says a thousand words, but which words?

For the first time in print, stories behind the iconic and awarded photos of the two series Illuminating Cambridge Libraries and Focused on King’s College Chapel are told from the photographer’s point of view.

Perfectly gift-sized in a 21 cm square book with 54 pages. (The width of a piece of A4 paper.)

Illuminating Cambridge Libraries

Shortlisted for International Photo Awards 2020: Self-Published Books. Several images from the series were also shortlisted for International Photo Awards 2020: Historic Architecture and Historic Photographer of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

Honouring the dissemination and preservation of knowledge, this fine art monograph Illuminating Cambridge Libraries is a contemplation of my three year experience photographing one library from each of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. A lusciously oversized 29 x 32 cm book, 490 images are shown over 160 pages.

Honouring the dissemination and preservation of knowledge, this fine art monograph Illuminating Cambridge Libraries is a contemplation of a three year experience photographing one library from each of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Illuminating Cambridge Libraries book cover showing blue sky through library windows and award winning wood paneling
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Focused on King’s College Chapel

Shortlisted for Rubery Book Award 2021: Nonfiction. Several images from the book and series were shortlisted for International Photo Awards 2020 in two categories: Architecture Historic and Architecture Buildings. Also shortlisted for Historic Photographer of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

The photo book Focused is a collection of aesthetic musings presented as a photographic and poetic stroll through King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. Opening with a contextual and historic introduction by The Reverend Dr Stephen Cherry, Dean of King’s Chapel, the book has a sense of mindful meandering throughout the interior of the Chapel.

Many of the images are available for sale on the King’s College Chapel page.

The Barnwell Priory

A 48-pg photographic monograph showing Cambridge’s 13th century Cellarer’s Chequer and Abbey Church – the only two remaining buildings from the 13th century Barnwell Priory.

Once a great priory of medieval England, the present-day remains of the Barnwell Priory sit unused and forgotten in a little corner of the otherwise-famous city of Cambridge. Photographer Sara Rawlinson rediscovers these buildings, uses the old Chequer for an Open Studio, and begins the long process of breathing life back into these long-forgotten buildings.

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Bespoke Book with Box

Collections of photographs are available in a handmade bespoke art book with artist-designed book box. Lead time required is a few weeks; expedited service rarely available (please enquire).

Each bespoke book is a unique artisan created collection – an edition of one. The volume contains either 20, 30, or 40 archival fine art prints on cotton paper with pigment-based long-lasting ink, each of which is hand-annotated by the artist. Archival interleaf rice paper separates each print. The box is custom designed and cut to your unique specifications. 

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