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Someone Else’s Wedding is the fourth title from an ongoing series of ‘found photo’ books. Atkinson says he often buy 35mm cameras from charity shops if they contain film, then have the film processed. If there are enough images to create a book or narrative, he does. Authorship and the nature of the photographs are obvious questions. Atkinson doesn’t know whether the photographer is alive or dead, whether the camera was donated as a gesture of good will or cleared out of hatred. ‘It’s exciting to know I’m the first person to see the images that someone, possibly many years ago, has taken.’
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.