Second Edition of 50
140 x 200 mm
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‘Since around 2008 I have bought 35mm film cameras from charity shops, usually for under five pounds. I will only buy them if they still contain film. While in the shop, I rewind the film, keep it, and re-donate the camera to the shop. I use a cheap high street facility to process the film and scan the negatives at home. Most often, there is nothing, just darkness. Occasionally one or two frames come back and very rarely, enough to gather any kind of story. In any case, these images have never been seen — the last person to see the frame was the photographer and the reason for the camera being in the charity shop remains unknown.
Someone Else’s series, was originally published in 2012, when finding a film camera in a charity shop wasn’t such a rarity. I still look occasionally but I think the days of finding film in the camera are coming to an end.’ – Craig Atkinson
About the Artist
Craig Atkinson is a UK based photographer/artist, founder of Café Royal Books and lecturer in UCLan. His work is generally concerned with various aspects of the urban or man-made environment, usually Brutalist.
About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.