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Using photography to document how traditional crafts are adapting and surviving. 

A photo book to raise money for The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Following the success of my charity photo book '3 Balls £2.50' in 2013, I decided to publish a follow-up which is still on sale. The theme is traditional crafts and I have visited Malcolm Tysoe Ltd to see violins being restored, Easthope Stained Glass Studio, Alan Staley's Boat RestorersCleverley & Spencer Monumental Stonemasons and finally Michael Hart, Blacksmith.

The project continued and I hope at some point to be able to produce a second Artisans book. So far I have visited Siân Evans, a coppersmith, James Virgo at his bronze foundry, Mia Sabel a bespoke leather designer and the Sussex Trug Company

Click here to see how you can donate and receive the book

Tim Allen's Artisans charity photo bookTim Allen's Artisans charity photo book
Now that the book has been on sale for a while I'd like to quote some of the lovely comments I've received from buyers:

"I can't recommend 'Artisans' enough. It's an excellent and much needed project/book. I encourage you to keep shooting and publish a coffee table edition when the time is right." - SC
"Many thanks for the book - it's great!  Think for each set you have captured the skill & thoughtfulness that each artisan puts into their work." - PD
“The book arrived and I’m really impressed! I think you’ve done a great job in capturing the concentration and the skill in each of the subjects. The violin guy is the real standout for me, a great choice for the cover. I’ll be interested in checking out how the series develops.” - NR
"I really really  like the pictures. Hope fully this will be the start of a series of Artisan books. With so many great artisans to be recorded.” - KDS
“The book is spot on, love it” - AA
“Enjoying Tim's wonderful charity Artisans book. Treat yourself while stocks last.” - CB
“Thanks to the lovely Tim Allen for getting this to me! Some superb shots, sir!” - LT
"Artisans is wonderful, thanks so much for the copy.” - AY


I was also blown away by some of the blog posts that have been written about it, particularly by Tom McLaughlan and Daniela Bowker.