• Sold out!
    This book is a limited edition of 10. It includes a specially curated set of images from the main body of the project consisting of over 9,000 images. The work is Wendy Aldiss’s response to her father’s death. In this book you will also find an object or objects that belonged to her father, Brian Aldiss, when he died. The object(s) in this book will feature in one of the photographs in the book, though not necessarily prominently. While there are crossovers no two books contain the identical collection of images or the same object. The inclusion of an object reflects the main subject matter of the work – possessions – and was inspired by Brian Aldiss’s 1990 autobiographical book on his writing life, ‘Bury My Heart at W.H. Smith’s’. His limited edition of 250 signed copies with 6 extra chapters all had “its own unique Aldiss souvenir” tucked into the cover. This box, so beautifully made to Wendy’s design by Neil Randall, echoes some of the boxes she found in among her father’s things. We hope you enjoy exploring it.
  • My Father’s Things

    Following the death of her father Wendy Aldiss realised that, in a way, she could continue to photograph him – by making images of his possessions. Wendy went on to photograph absolutely everything that he had in 2018, right down to his paperclips. This labour of love and grieving has resulted in a fascinating and complete catalogue of the items owned by a man of 92yrs; a writer, poet and artist. The book is a beautifully designed selection from the 9,000+ images Wendy Aldiss took. It is a 256 page hardcover book containing full colour images and fold-out plates, with a foreword by renowned Novelist Christopher Priest and an essay on ‘Dwelling in a Writer’s Home’ by Dr Margaret Gibson Academic and Writer.
  • Lockdown Decay

    It’s unusual for something to affect us all but lockdown did just that. However, we experienced it in different ways. Photographer Naomi James wanted to record her experience photographically whilst making use of what she had. James had numerous Polaroid images that she had taken in the months beforehand- images that represented scenes from her everyday life. She chose to record her experience by placing these Polaroid images in cleaning solutions and removing a few of them each time a restriction was lifted. At this time, cleaning solutions held great significance as we aimed to protect ourselves by sanitising our hands and any goods that came into the house. Once removed, James discovered the images had changed, just as her life had – sometimes in unexpected and beautiful ways. She continued the project through the subsequent lockdowns and the best of the resulting images now to appear in this beautifully printed book.
  • Whose?

    When was the last time you left a half eaten sausage or a shoe on a window ledge ? Wendy Aldiss’s latest book features a human behaviour that is not often talked about and certainly rarely photographed: leaving objects on other people’s exterior window ledges. Opening with an introduction from artist Mitchell Moreno, this lovely collection of 133 colour images shows us items that are clearly discarded  rubbish (or trash), some that might be considered treasures and some that are difficult to categorise. Each item has been placed on someone else’s window ledge-a private space in a public place – begging the question: Whose space is it? Available from October 10th