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Stockport Gypsies 1971 – Daniel Meadows

The first book I will publish in 2015, this Thursday, is Stockport Gypsies 1971 by Daniel Meadows. It’s the the first in a series of eight books I’m publishing with Daniel. The books accompany the release of one of his movies; each offering an insight into a part of his archive which is held, in its entirety, by the Library of Birmingham. There are 40 movies in total, I will make a post here as each is released.

The eight books will be printed as editions of 150-200 including a very limited boxed set (ed/50) of all eight, and including a DVD of the eight corresponding movies.

So here is this week’s movie from Daniel:

Talking Picture no. 5: Shireen Shah by Daniel Meadows.
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Stockport Gypsies 1971
Daniel Meadows
07.01.15
24 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Edition of 200

The first in a series of eight books by Daniel Meadows.
There will be a boxed set published as a very limited edition
of 50, included in the edition of 200 mentioned above. The
boxed set will include all eight books and a DVD containing
eight corresponding movies. The movies, Daniel is releasing
weekly over forty weeks, each offering an insight into his
archive which is held at the Library of Birmingham.

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Talking Picture no. 1: Polyfoto – Daniel Meadows

This week Daniel Meadows updated his movie stream on Vimeo with ‘Talking Picture no. 1: Polyfoto‘.

Back to the beginning…

This method of taking a photograph, in a booth much like a passport photo strikes me as something that could do well today. Perhaps a revival of the Polyfoto booth? Someone like Lomography could surely do that. Surprisingly, there seems to be little information online regarding Polyfoto. Here are a couple of links that are available:
Company info site
Flickr Polyfoto pool
Photo Detective

‘Talking Picture no. 1: Polyfoto’ is the sixth release in a series of 40 weekly releases.

Daniel Meadows - Polyfoto

I’m working with Daniel on a series of eight books, the first of which, Stockport Gypsies 1971, will be released in January. It can be pre-ordered now as part of the January subscription.

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