The Common Riding

“I’m are very pleased to announce that today Cafe Royal Books, run and published by Craig Atkinson, have published a little limited edition (of 150) ‘zine book of my Common Riding photographs. All the images were shot in 2000, in the Scottish Borders, and 14 of them form the 28page black and white ‘zine.

All the ‘zines are numbered and if you’d like to buy one they can be found here on Cafe Royal Books website and are on sale at £5.00 each, plus package and posting. The ‘zine is published in an edition of 150, but not all of those will go on sale.

Other photographers published by Craig as part of the same series are Homer Sykes, David Levenson, Craig Atkinson, Peter Dench, John Claridge and more. Many great photographers whom I admire, and much great photography. I’m very pleased and excited to have my work alongside the work of them in the series, and I’m grateful to Craig at Cafe Royal Books for his interest in my work and bringing it to a bigger audience. I hope you can take a look.” – Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert


Curds and Creams Repast, in St. Leonard’s Hut, Hawick. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Cafe Royal Books 2013, all rights reserved.


Catching packets of snuff, at dawn, Hawick. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Cafe Royal Books 2013, all rights reserved.


‘Crying the Langholm fair’, Langholm. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Cafe Royal Books 2013, all rights reserved.

See the whole set of Scottish Common Riding photographs, from 2000, in Hawick, Langholm and Selkirk, here.


‘Group Mentality’

The British Journal of Photography has published online an article they’ve written about photographers working in collectives, and how strength of numbers can help you along in the turbulent photography market.

Sophie Gerrard spoke on Document Scotland’s behalf to explain a little about why our collective was formed and how it works. You can read the article, ‘Group Mentality’ online here. And Tweet your comments to the British Journal of Photography here.


British Journal Of Photography online.

Entering ‘the zone’.

Digital Camera Magazine, in UK,  have this month (October 2012 issue) featured a 4 page interview with me and a series of images that I shot inside the nuclear exclusion zone that surrounds the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan.

On March 11th 2011, late on that quiet Friday afternoon, Japan suffered a triple catastrophe of the Magnitude 9 earthquake in Tohoku, followed by a devastating tsunami which raged inland, and then three nuclear reactors suffered explosions and subsequent meltdown at the TEPCO owned Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. I knew immediately that in my job as freelance press photographer, based in Tokyo, I was going to be busy, I was going to visit these places. And I did, for the next year and a half until I recently left Japan I visited the Tohoku tsunami-hit area to cover stories, and I entered the evacuated villages and cautiously ventured into the 20km nuclear exclusion zone which was put in place around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The majority of these jobs were on assignment for The Times and The Guardian in the UK.

The Digital Camera Magazine feature and interview covers my time reporting on the Fukushima nuclear disaster, how, as a press photographer, I approached a subject like that and how I took care in what is obviously a very radiated landscape. I’m very happy that the magazine, and the commissioning editor and interviewer Marcus Hawkins, lets me tell the story and the plight of the area and the people, and thankfully the article doesn’t dwell on me, or my cameras.

I’m not sure how much longer the magazine is on the shelves of all good newsagents, but it is in the shops at present, or available via the magazine’s website. The spread as reproduced below.

You can click here if you’d like to see more of my photographic work covering the disaster in Tohoku and Fukushima, Japan.

Many thanks.

– Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert.

Digital Camera Magazine, Oct 2012.


Digital Camera Magazine, Oct 2012.