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A few years ago I made several concertina books as part of a project focusing on a local piece of common ground which is with in walking distance from where I live in Durham City.

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The photos for the concertina books were printed on a standard desk top printer directly on to a medium weight Japanese paper which had been cut in strips and which were then joined with paste to make the long concertina format books.

A couple of weeks ago I came across Albelli Photo Books and gave their 17 x 11.5 cms 22 pocket photo book a go which has a concertina format.

I emailed the project (part of the series of photographs taken of Belmont parish, Durham) on Monday to Albelli and have just received the photo book in today’s post, a fast turn around!

The quality of printing of the photos was excellent and for the cost (just under £10 including p&p) it seems nit picking to mind the lack of choice of cover colour and the placing of the Albelli logo on the inner spine.

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It’s a nice, fun product which has made me realise just how many decisions go in to making an artist’s book and that maybe it isn’t a process that I’m happy to out source after all. Or at least not without being able to do a lot more research with the products on offer.


Through out October 2012 and March 2013 I have been documenting the now disused offices of Durham county council at 17 Claypath, Durhamm City along side documenting the shows organized in the pop up gallery space by Empty Shop.

Some of the photographs from the project documenting the offices are now available as a Blurb photo book which can be previewed here:


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