The ever vexing question of editions…

The question that my print clients ask more than any other is about what constitutes an edition. More specifically the question is, “If I change the size is that another edition?” I admit that I haven’t a clue. Traditionally the question would probably not have arisen due to the practical limits on print processes. 

There is a growing need to answer this question if only because so many people; artists and collectors alike, are asking it. Below is a ‘grab’ from the website of a prominent New York photography gallery and it appears to give the impression that there is a growing consensus on the edition versus print size debate.


Sunday Times feature ‘The Family’ by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Here are some layouts from today’s Spectrum section in the Sunday Times magazine. I helped the photographer, Jocelyn Bain Hogg with the scanning and post production of his amazing project and prepared all the images for print.

Jocelyn has spent four years reprising an earlier book on London’s gangsters. He shoots on film so the technical demands on every part of the process are much greater then if he used digital. By using film for documentary work I believe the photographer must make a greater commitment to his subject and rely much more on instinct to get the work done.

The book comes out later this year. Alex


Libyan Embassy Demonstration

These are some new photographs I took of the Libyan Embassy demonstration at the outset of the campaign to oust Gadaffi. 

During the demonstration there was a feeling of it being only a matter of hours before the ‘Colonel in Chief’ would be following Mubarak into gilded exile but revolutions are not matters of science fact and here we are, a few weeks later, and western jets are bombing tripoli. 

Viva the will of the Libyan people!