Shift Happens - Photographs from the Flat Track
It’s nearly been a year in the planning. I’ve had an idea for another book but it took a kick up the arse from my friend, Sinead, to put the plan in action.
This time, there’s more than just photographs, a narrative of how the game has changed over the past few years. With a foreword by Shaolynn Scarlett, the captain of England Roller Derby in their silver medal-winning 2014 Roller Derby World Cup campaign in Dallas, USA and the 2015 co-captain of London Rollergirls' travel team, London Brawling.
Sinead has woven a narrative around my images, how the sport has changed and the factors that have influenced it. Covering all three world cups, Toronto, Birmingham and Dallas and numerous bouts at sports centres up and down the country, from Aberdeen to Guildford and all places in between. I have been to some exotic locations!
I’d like to thank Sinead and Shaolynn for their contributions and Dawn for proofing and suggesting changes. And also all the teams that have allowed me to tag along and document the sport, far too many to mention.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have taking the photos.
It is now available to order. As it is print on demand the prices are unfortunately far higher than I’d like. However, scour the web for Blurb voucher codes and you can usually get anywhere between 10-25% discount vouchers to use on your order. I don’t have a spare 15k to do a proper print job, unless of course anyone wants to lend me a few quid. Also forgive me for the odd typo, every time I look at it I see another.
Hardback - £38.99
You can have a look at it and order it here: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/6571337-shift-happens
140 pages printed on 115gsm lustre paper.
Thanks, and I’ll see you around the track sometime.