I am absolutely thrilled to announce the first-ever book of my photography. BASTILLE: The Bad Blood Tour is a compilation of four years of my work with Bastille, and documents the journey the band has been on so far.
It’s hard to describe how I’m feeling at the moment.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the whole Bastille team, and that all of our vision for the project was a truly high-end art book. We worked to create a narrative that mirrors a day on tour: the travelling, the time spent around town, promo, setting up the show, hanging out backstage, and then the live performance.
If you’ve been following my work for a while, you know what an amazing time I have with this band, and what a privilege it is to have had the chance to witness and document their progress from cramped pub shows to 15,000 + audiences, with more than a few adventures (safaris, the Brits, a trip to NASA, a random 7 am rock-climb in the Nevada desert, etc) along the way.
The writer/editor on this project was Unmade in Ireland collaborator Katie Dwyer, and she did her best to wrangle all the artistic perspectives of band, designer, management, and me into something we’re all truly proud of.
I’ll be sharing more about the process over the coming weeks--it’s an enormous effort to get everything exactly right and make sure the timing works out for everything. The book ships in December, but in the past few hours since the pre-order launched we’re already seeing quite a bit of interest, so if you want a copy for yourself I recommend ordering soon.
Guys, thanks so much for all your support and feedback over these years. This is a major event in my career, and it means the world to me that many of you have been following my journey for the whole way.
I don’t really know how to say how I’m feeling at the moment, only that “proud” doesn’t even begin to cover it.
So… Check out the book’s sales page HERE if you’d like to see what this has all been about. I look forward to hearing what you think!