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  • I've just announced the release of my first self-published photography book, Spillers' Downfall.

    Available in early December, it features 
    45 photographs with accompanying text, documenting the demolition of an iconic industrial structure here in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Pre-order your copy in November and I'll sign it for you — click here for more details.

    In the meantime, here's the cover plus half a dozen images from the book to whet your appetite...
  • From the back cover:

    Since the early 1930s, Spillers Mill stood proudly on the banks of the River Tyne as Newcastle’s home of flour production.

    At its peak, the mill used to provide flour for one in every ten loaves of bread made in the United Kingdom.

    For eight years photographer Jack Lowe cycled by the iconic building he affectionately named The White Cliffs of Byker, commuting to his studio in Hoults Yard. Early in 2011, the sad announcement came that it was to be demolished.

    This book documents the progress of the demolition, as photographed by Jack on his cycle ride to work.
  • Page 11 — 'The White Cliffs of Byker'
  • Page 29
  • Page 41 — To me, Spillers Mill became a huge bar chart in the landscape, ironically documenting the progress of its own demise...
  • Page 69
  • Page 75
  • Page 77 — "Insects pick over the carcass..."
  • Early Media Interest:

    You might like to take a look at this news item from Sky Tyne & Wear — click here to read it.