The Shipping Forecast – Special Portfolio Edition
Published March 2023
Text by Mark Power and David Chandler
250 x 310
240 pages, 163 duotone images
Handmade, clothbound and foil debossed box,
with a signed book and six 12” x 9.5″ prints, all signed, dated and numbered by Mark Power.
The 6th print comes in an edition of just 20 and is unique to the Portfolio edition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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was originally published in 1996 and this newly edited, revised and much-expanded edition includes over 100 previously unpublished photographs.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