ABouT The book
The personal record of the author’s journey to record the restoration of this iconic and much-loved site.
From October 2016 through to the re-opening this year some 200 photos were taken each month.
Initial scouting for photo competition
End of Enabling Works
Start of Construction Phase
Official handback of site
2018 September 1
2018 September 3
2018 December 1
2018 December 3
2019 September 25
Final episode of this new Sky Arts series is all about the restoration of Alexandra Palace and I’m very proud to say includes a 2:30 feature on my photographic record.
2019 September 25
Three years ago I thought I was about to embark on a one off visit to take candidate shots for the CIOB photography competition.
Two years later I thought my involvement had reached a peak with the release of the book.
A year on again and my work is being featured in a Sky Arts series.
2019 December 01
A year on from the reopening I thought it about time to think about a second edition of the book.
I admit the first edition although hopefully of amazing quality was expensive - and a big thank you to the many that still purchased copies.
A few people fed back that the smaller photos were a bit small.
There was little coverage of the Historic BBC Studios.
And of course only covered events up to the week prior to the opening.
The new volume will be A4 soft back magazine style - still quality reproduction but hopefully coming in around £25 even though it will have roughly 1/3 as many new pages.
And to redress the balance with detailed coverage of the BBC Studios - the virtual reality content has been ramped up with the inclusion of a fully renders VR model of the first floor studios and galleries.
I’ll pass on further details over the next few weeks.
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