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Someone Else’s Holiday
Craig Atkinson

Someone else's holiday

Someone else's holidaySomeone Else’s Holiday
Craig Atkinson
Café Royal Books


Edition 48 of 50
28 pages
140 x 200 mm
ISBN not available


Someone Else’s’ is an ongoing series of books examining, displaying and disseminating other peoples photographs. I scour charity shops for 35mm cameras which still contain film. I have the film processed and scan the negatives in my studio. If there are any images on the film, I am the first person to see them, except perhaps for the photographer looking through the viewfinder. The films are often deteriorated having been in the camera for many years. If there are enough images I will create a narrative / book using them. Authorship and ownership are obvious questions. More importantly I feel obliged to display the photographs in a personal or intimate format. The story will never be known – is the photographer dead? A divorce that led to the camera being given away? Given away without realising there was a film inside?
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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.