The Stonemason Project

In 2015 I was stood by the door of my studio and waved to the passing gentleman. He stopped to talk and I asked him how long he had lived in Caistor for, he answered ‘since 1886’. I was hooked, I needed to know more.
I asked if I could photograph Colin, and he said yes. From that short conversation a body of work was created, I held an exhibition which attracted hundreds of people from all over the country, the Royal Photographic Society awarded an Associate Distinction for the work, and I made a book which has sold hundreds of copies. Martin Parr has a copy in his famous book collection at his academy in Bristol.
It was a very rewarding conversation. You can discover more about the project by attending the Artona Stonemason lecture, book the lecture for your club or society, or join in with one of our Social Documentary workshops (see below)

Buy the Book

The Stonemason project began as a set of images to submit for an Associate distinction application with the Royal Photographic Society in 2015.

The submission was successful and a few months later an exhibition was held at the local Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre. All the local schools arranged visits and over 300 people attended the opening.

This 140 page book tells the full story of the project from making the images right through to the exhibition, and along the way tells the story of Colin, his Father and Grandfather who between them have, for well over a century been making monumental headstones from the same small room, using the same tools and techniques.

The book shows all the images and is A5 in size


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£20 includes postage to mainland UK