British Folk

British Folk: Part One is the first in a trilogy of small hand bound books by photographer James Pearson-Howes and designed by Ben Freeman, documenting bizarre and eccentric British folk traditions. Part one features the shamanic like Hunters Moon Morris, the often dangerous Tar Barrels, the peculiar Whittlesea Straw Bear and colorful Red Leicester Morris Men.These events are no longer about exorcising the town’s demons or getting better crops, they are about being part of a community. It is the people from these communities taking part in these events that the trilogy of books will focus upon. The book is a limited addition, litho printed of 250 with a buckram cloth hand bound spin. British Folk Part Two, which is scheduled to go to print later this year, will feature The Obby Oss, The Pearly King and Queen and Lewis Bonfire Night.

James Pearson-Howes