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Thursday
Sep062012

British Folk Part Two

Launch & Exhibition

September 6th, 7pm - 10pm
The International Picture House
29 Wadeson Street
London

Words

The second instalment of British Folk by James Pearson-Howes will be released in London this evening. Following in the footsteps of Part One, the 40 page, perfect bound edition of 250 is "a celebration of British eccentricity, rooted in ancient traditions" featuring imagery of the Pearly Kings and Queens, the Cornish 'Obby 'Oss, and Lewes bonfire night. Copies will be available at Inventory Stockroom soon, but if you're in London a trip to tonight's launch, and accompanying exhibition, would definitely be worthwhile.

James Pearson-Howes

Wednesday
Apr042012

Studio Visits by James Pearson-Howes

Info

March 23rd - May 2nd
Private View - April 5th
J+A Café
4 Sutton Lane
London

Words

"For many, the studio is more than just a physical space - it's a state of mind. They offer us an environment where we can safely ruminate, surrounded by all the tools we need to bring new ideas to fruition. Whether we need chaos or clarity, a studio provides welcome refuge from all the distractions of the world outside."

James Pearson-Howes

Tuesday
Jan172012

Top Deck by James Pearson-Howes & Will Robson-Scott

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—01 & 02. James Pearson-Howes.
—03. Will Robson-Scott.

Words

"In popular myth, Margaret Thatcher reportedly said that any man still travelling by bus after the age of 30 could consider himself a failure. The quote is almost certainly apocryphal, but it stuck in the public consciousness because it sounded like the kind of thing that an arch-conservative would say; cars were the preserve of the rich and successful, whereas buses were how the poor, the failed and the antisocial travelled around the city.

If there’s any truth in that distinction, then it damns an awful lot of people in London. Every week day, over 6800 buses carry around 6 million people across 700 different routes. And while buses have their problems, they offer a unique view of the city."

This except from Justin Quirk's foreward sums up the inspiration behind a new publication by James Pearson-Howes and Will Robson-Scott. Photographed over a 2 year period from the top deck of various East London buses, and currently on show at renowned advertising agency Mother, the project offers a fresh perspective on the monotony of the daily commute.

Top Deck
Mother

Sunday
Feb132011

Restocked: British Folk Part One

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Video

—01. British Folk Part One by James Pearson-Howes.

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We just received a restock of British Folk Part One and this is the last batch we'll be getting. James has officially sold out and is working on Part Two, so if you've been thinking about picking up a copy, now's the time to do it.

—Available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

Tuesday
Dec282010

Issue 03: Behind The Scenes

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—01. Shooting A Lasting Impression.

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One of the trials of shooting editorials outside and out of season is that the weather and your surroundings can easily affect the integrity of the outcome. You don't always have the luxury of a perfect location, but that doesn't mean you can't be aware of what's around you and use light and background intelligently. James took this photograph while we were shooting A Lasting Impression for Issue 03. It gives you an idea of what we were up against, and hopefully how well our eventual story disguised the fact.

Inventory Issue 03

Tuesday
Dec072010

Free & Easy in London

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—01. EP.
—02. Coombs Ring Boots.

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January's Free & Easy has just been released and the theme of the latest edition is boots. It's a great issue, and a special one for myself and James as we were both asked to contribute. I was interviewed and James produced a series of portraits. You'll have to pick up a copy to see the former, but here's a selection of James' photographs. Thanks again to everyone who agreed to take part, and to Free & Easy for asking us to be involved.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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Thursday
Dec022010

In Stock: British Folk Part One

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—01. British Folk Part One by James Pearson-Howes.

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James Pearson-Howes has been shooting features and editorials for Inventory magazine since the first issue. His photographs are always full of character, beautifully composed and consistently highlight an ability to put his subjects at ease. The latter is even more evident when you visit his website and look through his personal projects and work for other clients; James can shoot anyone and anything. Diversity and portraiture are a common thread and it's these priorities that underpin his first book. British Folk documents a series of unconventional British folk traditions. These events were originally about exorcising a towns' demons or ensuring a better crop, but today they're all about being part of a community.

Litho printed and perfect bound with a buckram cloth spine, this edition of 250 is the first in a trilogy of planned releases. Designed by Ben Freeman, it focuses on three regions - Dorset, Devon and Peterborough - and specifically Hunters Moon Morris, Tar Barrels, the Straw Bear and the Red Leicester Morris Men. The subsequent two editions are scheduled for release next year and will feature, among other things, the Obby Oss, Lewes Bonfire Night and the Pearly King and Queen.

—Available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

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