Gatherers

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‘Gatherers’ is a handmade photographic and recipe book which celebrates and shares the stories of the modern hunter-gatherer. Photographed in Cornwall, it captures different subjects throughout the diverse ecosystems the county has to offer, using a combination of film photography, typewritten and handwritten text.

It reflect the hands on approach of the subjects, the book is hand bound using rich textures and natural colours. It feels like something you would find in the basket of the gatherers themselves; it could just as easily be a field notebook with their own personal notes about the areas they explore and filled with reflections on the exquisite goods they forage. The materials of the book not only appeal to the eye, but also to the touch. The simple cover made out of hessian invites the reader to engage with the book long before they open the pages.

This project was made possible with the help of over one hundred people.
Thanks to every soul who helped me with his project.

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Kickstarter campaign

Tracing paper is present throughout the book with the intention of bringing the stories and the characters together.

Tracing paper is present throughout the book with the intention of bringing the stories and the characters together.

I have also created a recipe book using the ingredients the foragers have gathered throughout the book, and have made it into a small A6 booklet.

I have also created a recipe book using the ingredients the foragers have gathered throughout the book, and have made it into a small A6 booklet.