Just over a week ago we were kindly invited to celebrate the launch of albam’s latest venture, a book of photography by John Spinks titled ‘Factories’.
If you have been to the albam store on Beak Street before, you will know that it is not a humungous place, in fact it’s roughly a capacity of 40 people. So when we arrived to see that it was already getting full and there were 200 people on the guest list, survival mode kicked into play. It was a case of get to the bar with minimal pleasantries, get a drink and get out without spilling. When the food turned up (pie and mash supplied by the famous Mother Mash!), people began to act like wolves! After this, the event calmed back down and became civil again as if nothing had happened … pretty amusing.
Obviously, browsing the book was priority number one and we got this out of the way as soon as we arrived. It’s a beautifully presented hard back A4 book. The photos are incredible and presented well on heavy gloss paper. For those interested in good photography I strongly suggest heading into the Beak Street albam store and having a flick through the book, checking out the select few photos that made it into frames that now adorn the walls and maybe even grabbing a copy of the book itself for £30.
Photography: The Daily Street