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November 28th sees the launch of the third and final tome in the Subsurface series. Our biggest, and most complete work yet, 436 pages, as diverse as ever, from the heart of the Colne Valley, to the wilds of Sweden, to the raw concrete canals of Belgium, to the mountains of Alps, and back to Yorkshire.. Still printed on the finest sustainably sourced paper stocks money can buy, still not an advert or a product plug in sight, still completely independent, and still printed with blood sweat and tears.
Four collaboratively guest curated sections, with contributions by; Gareth Fareham – James Turner – Simon Hartop – David Meek – Derek Harrison – Mike Brown – Marcus Howarth – Jon Skold – Dave Ellyatt – Tom Betts Causebrook – Dan Kilgour – Luc De Baets – Scott Karabowicz – Matt Townend – Scott Sweetman – Rupert Torp – Matt Petit – Steve Metcalfe – Alex Kobler – Charles Wilson – Liam Richards – Mark Palmer – Jamie Smith – Rich Stewart – Jorn Serre – Oz Holness – Mark Jones – Bob Grozier – John Gard – Jake Davoile – Tony Moore – Alex Grice – Chris Price – Aaron Phillips – Jorge Fernandez – Andreas Tatzreiter – Aaron Crossman – Charlie Walker – Michiel Pilaar – Mark Hofman – Gilles Lambert – Luke Oakley – Oscar Cryan – Paul Bacon – and a host more..
Part of our overriding belief in the project has come from a belief in print; a belief in the power of images and words, carefully and lovingly aligned and immortalised in ink and bound and stitched together. When the Instagram accounts have died, and Facebook has finally combusted, hopefully we will still be sitting on your shelf, still offering a glimpse into the underbelly of carp fishing, a glimpse into the patchwork of characters and diversity of which the scene is made up; helping us to make sense of our own madness through taking a peek into that of others. Old-fashioned, or not, we believe this is the media of communication that will stand the test of time, not the throwaway digital hum of information, and we say that with no sense of tired nostalgia, and no wish to cling to the past – just the certain knowledge that the things that will stick with you, and remain in your consciousness won’t be the things you skip past on a three-inch square screen every day. That much we know for sure. This is print, for a YouTube generation.