The Shipping Forecast – Special Edition

Mark Power

£500.00

Published January 2023
Text by Mark Power and David Chandler
250 x 310

240 pages, 163 duotone images
Hardback
ISBN 978-1-910401-77-4

Each signed book comes with one handmade 12” x 9.5″ silver gelatin print, signed, dated and numbered by Mark Power.

There are five different 12” x 9.5″ prints available in editions of 40.

NOTE: Please add the print number (e.g. Print number 1) you wish to buy to the “Order notes” section when you check out.)

Standard Edition available here
Special Portfolio Edition available here

Press: British Journal of Photography, BBC Radio 4 Front Row

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Please note, Special Editions are not processed through our warehouse but individually condition checked and packaged by hand to avoid any damage. As a result, please allow extra time for your Special Edition to arrive. We will keep you updated on the progress of your order and we can be contacted on orders@gostbooks.com with any queries.

Thirty years ago, Mark Power embarked on a journey to photograph the thirty-one sea areas around the coasts of the British Isles to create a visual representation of the shipping forecast. For nearly 100 years, the forecast has been broadcast four times a day by BBC radio and has seeped into the British public consciousness—it is a constant in an ever-changing world. Power’s book, The Shipping Forecast was originally published in 1996 and this newly edited, revised and much-expanded edition includes over 100 previously unpublished photographs.

‘The shipping forecast, of course, exists to save lives. It warns those at sea, or about to put to sea, of approaching storms. But for the majority of us, in Britain at least, its’ strange, rhythmic language is unashamedly romantic and oddly reassuring, despite forming an image of an island nation perpetually buffeted by wind and waves.’  – Mark Power

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