New Photo Book: Black Country DADA by Brian Griffin

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/briangriffindada/black-country-dada

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Brian Griffin is one of the greatest photographers of his generation but all too little known here in Australia. We may never see any of his touring exhibitions here but at least there is this wonderful book about how he did it plus many more books of his work. Image courtesy of Brian Griffin.

Black Country DADA

1969 – 1990

I have written my autobiography … yes, I have written it myself! A hardback book of over 200 pages, with an insightful  introduction by W. M. Hunt. It tells truthfully what it  was like to survive and make ones way as a photographer in Britain back then. I tell the story through my personal experience of those tough times.

Those were those analogue days! Growing up amongst the factories of the Black Country, studying photography in Manchester alongside my friends Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr, and then filled with trepidation going down to London to make a living as a photographer in the early 1970’s.

In popular recollection, the 1970’s have gone down as the dark ages, Britain’s gloomiest period since the second world war, set between Harold Wilson’s ‘swinging sixties’ and Margaret Thatcher’s divisive eighties.What was it like to be a young photographer then?

By the end of the 1980’s my photography was known throughout the world. How did I do it? What did I go through? It’s all in this book that tells the story warts and all.”

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Kickstarter: The Travel Line: Versatile Travel Backpack + Packing Tools, by Peak Design

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-travel-line-versatile-travel-backpack-packing

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L and internal packing bags and cases.

Commentary

It was inevitable that Peak Design would expand its Everyday bags line into bags more suited to travel, and more power to their arm for doing so.

I am especially impressed that the Peak Design crew has given serious thought to how best to pack and carry photographic equipment and personal gear within larger bags and backpacks, and suspect that not a few of their customers will be using their Camera Cubes, Tech Pouches and Packing Cubes inside other Peak Design bags and backpacks.

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Peak Design: We’ve Got Something Brewin’ [Pre-announcement of Peak Design’s 2018 Kickstarter campaign, The Ocho]

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“It’s that time of year again. We’re about to lift the curtain on the biggest product launch in Peak Design history, and we want you to be a part of it. In a way, you already are—our new line of gear is something you’ve been asking us to make for years.

Our 8th Kickstarter begins soon. Enter to be notified the moment it goes live. 3 lucky folks will win one of every new product. Spoiler: that’s a big bundle-o-gear….”

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Peak Design Kickstarter 2018 campaign email teaser graphic

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