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Herdwick Common | Photographic Book

This was a collaborative project showcasing the photography of David Ellison and published by Cherchbi owner Adam Atkinson. The book's introduction was wriiten by James Rebanks, author of 'The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District'.

The book contains a series of photographs documenting Herdwick sheep farming in the Lake District. It is a really unique piece, all shot in natural light with a studio set up using a white paper studio backdrop outdoors. The book serves as a documentary, coffee table piece and is reminiscent of the style of Martin Parr.

We worked closely with David and Adam to design the book layout, using the smit marks (sheep markings) as a graphic device throughout. The book was hand finished using a heavyweight, raw card and letterpressed cover.