This is Photobus by Daniel Meadows, homepage of the Free Photographic Omnibus and Digital Stories. Photobus is a journey in photo documentary. It began in the 1970s with still photographs and continues into the present, a time when pictures have discovered the talkies.

 

EIGHT STORIES + ONE
Café Royal Books (CRB) has reprinted my Eight Stories boxset from 2015 as Eight Stories + One in an edition of 100. Price: £48

Box is hand made, covered and foiled in the UK
Books are printed in the UK
Box dimension: 203 x 141 x 26 mm
Each book: 140mm x 200mm, b/w digital
Publication: 2 November 2020

The eight CRB zines in the set are:

  • Stockport Gypsies 1971 (12 images)
  • Bancroft Shed Weaving 1976 (23 images)
  • Bancroft Shed Engine House 1976 (15 images)
  • Weldone Boiler Fluers 1976-1977 (14 images)
  • Steeplejack 1976 (10 images)
  • Pig Killing 1976-1977 (18 images)
  • Welfare State International 1976-1983 (18 images)
  • Clayton Ward 1978 (20 images)

  • …and the '+ One' is my essay The Daniel Meadows Archive in Nine People (1 image), a reprint of my Offline Journal article, October 2019. The essay replaces the compilation DVD which came bundled with the 2015 edition but which can now be seen on Vimeo r/t: 23 mins.

 

NEWS

Apr 28, 2022

The Guardian today.
A steeplejack takes a break in midair - Daniel Meadows' best photograph

Apr 21, 2022

It's Daniel Meadows week at Café Royal Books! A new title, a new reprint, and a new bundle… all available now.

Apr 11, 2022

Daniel Meadows interview now on YouTube.

Jan 16, 2022

The most comprehensive exhibition yet assembled of 'British documentary photography since the 1960s'. Opens at the Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany.
20 Feb 2022. 

Oct 30, 2019

Ben Smith’s podcast NOW LIVE: #116 Daniel Meadows

Aug 13, 2018

Boot-boys are 'Big Picture' in the Observer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyfoto
r/t: 2 min, 23 sec.

In the UK when we ask: "Where are you from?" we want to know a lot more about you than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

<< Ivan Illich >>
Inspirations: 5 of 10

Book. 1973. Tools for Conviviality: "Tools are intrinsic to social relationships", he writes. "An individual relates himself in action to his society through the use of tools that he actively masters, or by which he is passively acted upon. To the degree that he masters his tools he can invest the world with his meaning; to the degree that he is mastered by his tools, the shape of the tool determines his own self-image. Convivial tools are those which give each person who uses them the greatest opportunity to enrich the environment with the fruits of his or her vision."