Luke Stephenson The Ecstasy of Everything | Photo Book
4pp Cover onto 300gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
62pp Text onto 170gsm Silk
Full colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound
240x170mm is a stunning size to print a photography book. Fitting snuggly between A5 and A4 this format lends itself to compelling content.
Life in Britain and the British psyche are at the core of Lukes work. He photographs what to many epitomises the eccentricity of Britain. Often humorous in their outlook, his series range from prize budgerigars to the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Whether animate or inanimate objects, Stephenson creates affectionate portraits of his subjects and documents worlds often hidden from the mainstream.
He graduated in 2005 and has worked as a freelance photographer since. The same year he was awarded the Jerwood Photography Prize and in 2006 was selected as one of ten photographers to showcase their work at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyeres, France.
His work has been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Foam, Art Review and Wallpaper*.
Luke has published two photo books to date , his first was a series of Show Birds published in 2012 and the second published in 2014 is a series exploring the wonderful world of the 99 ice cream.