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Things may have seemed quiet lately - but in actual fact I have been busier than ever working on my book Polaroid: The Missing Manual, which will be released by Thames and Hudson (UK, USA), Prestel (Germany), Éditions Eyrolles (France), Gribaudo (Italy) which will be released in September/October 2017 (depending on where in the world you're buying). You can also find it available for pre-order on Amazon, or contact me for signed copies.

The book contains a mixture of brief histories of the development of the Polaroid brand and instant photography, camera guides (buying guides, user guides, troubleshooting) and a large number of creative techniques and how-to guides that feature experimental Polaroid work by myself and some of my favourite instant photographers, all told over the course of 240 pages.


As many of you know, in late 2015 I returned from Pitcairn island, where I was for most of the year. I travelled with the backing from the BBC and Royal Geographical Society's Journey of a Lifetime Award, and produced a first person narrative Radio 4 documentary about my time on the island. You can listen to the documentary on iPlayer, originally broadcast on Monday the 19th of October 2015.

The photographic side of the project is mammoth - with thousands of images, video footage, objects and archival material. I am currently assembling this into order, I am currently sifting through the photographic results of the project, but in the meantime a small selection of images from the project can also be seen here, and more will be visible over the coming months.

For press enquiries and project backers, please get in contact to request an access link to a wider edit.