Hello - Some News

Monday, 23 October 2017


I'm aware that Unbound have been sending out their own updates and I'm very wary about bombarding you with too much information but, then again, a few people have said 'WHEN IS THE BOOK COMING OUT???' repeatedly and so I thought it might be worth telling you where things stand, book wise.

Currently, we are deep in to design and layout. The text has been edited and honed but now we're working on the sequencing of the pictures and the general look of the book, together with all the decisions that involves.

I must apologise that it's taking as long as it has, I genuinely thought the whole process would be a lot quicker but it's complicated and we want to get everything just right and produce the best book possible.

As for the question of when it will come out.......the answer is....... next year, sometime. I really, really wanted it to be sooner but because the book will also be printed as a mass-market publication (in addition to the limited edition, hardback that you have all pre-ordered) we are slightly at the mercy of Random House and their publishing schedule for next year.

In the meantime, if you're at all interested, there's a fantastic new anthology of photography about London published this month by Hoxton Mini-Press called UNSEEN LONDON. For the past 5 years I've been documenting the festival of Purim as celebrated by the Ultra-Orthdox Jewish community in Stamford Hill and about 15 of these photographs will be featured in the book. Other photographers looking at all other aspects of the capital city include Nick Turpin, Dougie Wallace, Matt Stuart, George Georgiou, Johanna Neurath, Simon Norfolk, Lewis Bush and many more. I'm incredibly honoured to be included amongst such a wealth of talent and it promises to be a great book. 

You can pre order the book here:


Or take a look at my Purim project in greater depth on my web site here:  


That's all for now. 

Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me and I'll be back with more news soon. 

all the best and thanks once again for supporting Sparks! 


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Joseph Bayot
Joseph Bayot says:

Thanks for the update, Stephen. Looking forward to checking out UNSEEN LONDON. As for Sparks, next year can't come soon enough. Good luck with sequencing!

November 07, 2017

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