Photobook Month - June 2012

13th April 2012

We are delighted to announce the return of Photobook Month this June with headline speaker Martin Parr.

Hosted at Hasselblad Studio in Shoreditch, London, the series of evening events will provide invaluable insight and inspiration to photographers, designers and all photobook lovers.

Each evening features an expert speaker who will be sharing their own take on photobooks – from what makes a beautifully designed book, to a run-down of the best photobooks of all time. Our guest speakers, will be sharing their extensive knowledge on the subject as well as making time to answer questions from the audience.

Attendees will get the chance to view samples of Bob Books entire range of high quality photobooks, speak with the team about solutions for their own projects and will also receive a free £20 Bob Books voucher.

Tickets are £30.00 each and will be on sale from 1st of May.

Event Details

June 6th, 6pm - Mike Trow

Commissioning photo editor of British Vogue and portrait photographer.

Putting together the ultimate photographic portfolio - advice and examples of portfolios and how they are essential tools in securing projects and clients. 

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June 12th, 6pm - Martin Parr

Photographer, Photobook expert and member of Magnum Agency.

Undoubtedly the expert! Speaking on the history of photobooks – what makes a great photobook with a discussion around the photobook format.  Introduction by John Brown, Chairman Bob Books.

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June 20th, 6pm - Marianne Taylor

Photographer, Winner of ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ at the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

A discussion on how a more editorial approach to shooting weddings has influenced her book designs, with advice on marketing and selling books as part of a package.

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June 26th, 6pm - Jeremy Leslie

London Based Creative Director specializing in Editorial Design

Essential Design Elements for Self Publishing. Founder of Mag Culture gives his take on what makes a ‘stand out’ publication. Introduction by John Brown, Chairman Bob Books.

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Due to the nature of the venue, limited spaces will be available. It is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

About the speakers

Mike Trow

Mike Trow has been commissioning photo editor at British Vogue since 2005 and is responsible for commissioning, production and art direction of most of the portrait, interior, reportage and house shoots of the magazine. Mike is also a photographer and shoots some portraits for the magazine himself.

Prior to Vogue, Mike was picture editor of both Jack Magazine under James Brown and the notorious Bizarre magazine with John Brown Publishing.

“Working with great photographers such as Bailey, Henry Bourne, Jason Schmidt amongst others, as well as seeing new talent is a great privilege and a lot of fun,” 

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Martin Parr

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey. As a boy, his interest in photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer.

Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic from 1970 to 1973. To support his career as a freelance photographer, he took on various teaching assignments between 1975 and the early 1990s. At the beginning of the 1980s his work aimed to mirror the lifestyle of ordinary British people, reflecting the social decline and distress of the working class during the era of Margaret Thatcher. He earned an international reputation for his oblique approach to social documentary, and for innovative imagery. In 1994 he became a member of Magnum after much heated debate over his provocative photographic style. Parr was appointed Professor of Photography in 2004 at the University of Wales, and was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres d'Arles in the same year. In recent years, he has developed an interest in film-making, and has started to use his photography in different contexts, such as fashion and advertising.

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Marianne Taylor

Marianne Taylor is an award-winning wedding photographer, most recently chosen as the National Winner of the title ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ at The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.

She combines editorial-style wedding photography with fine-art photojournalism, and her work has been published on the pages of top wedding magazines and blogs the world over. Coming from a magazine design background, Marianne has always been fascinated by telling stories via photographs beautifully laid out in a book form, and design plays a big part in her business ethos. Originally from Finland, Marianne has called UK her home since the late 90’s and her wedding work is in high demand all over the world. She lists her greatest achievement as creating a successful business around her passion.,

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Jeremy Leslie

Jeremy Leslie is a London-based creative director specialising in editorial design. He runs magCulture, providing consultancy and advice to publishers and other clients working with content for print and digital media.

He has art directed monthly (Blitz) and weekly (Time Out) magazines and has recently been developing iPad apps for several magazines (Port, Frieze). During the noughties he was creative director at John Brown Publishing, overseeing the creation of award-winning projects for Virgin Atantic, Waitrose and M-real papers. He also devised the children’s encyclopedia Pick Me Up for Dorling Kindersley. Jeremy is a passionate advocate for editorial design, regularly contributing to the creative press and international design conferences on the subject as well as judging awards competitions. He was recently elected a member of international design organisation AGI.

He is currently working on a new book about magazine design.

magCulture has also recently launched an online shop, selling a carefully selected range of independent magazines. Read his blog at

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About Hasselblad Studio

The Hasselblad Studio is believed to be a first for a camera manufacturer - a studio designed for the benefit of its own customers and users. Hasselblad owners in the UK can now also enjoy the benefit of a Central London studio space, available for hire at preferential, highly discounted rates.

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