Besides Press is a photobook publishing company which celebrates projects created with an impulsive curiosity, without deliberation and often without an audience in mind. This includes spontaneous side projects, playful collaborations, and offbeat experiments.
We seek out these projects and then through careful editing, sequencing, and a playful approach to design and production, we shape them into books. Working closely with artists, Besides Press produces bespoke outputs suited to each project.
Our first three books distil this ethos. Michael Alberry’s ‘Every Cross on Cross Mountain’ was shot impromptu in a single day, Chris Hoare’s ‘Keywork’ was made from a bicycle with a point and shoot camera while working as a cycle courier, and Billy Barraclough and Lue Mac’s ‘Murmurations’ is the result of a daily ritual to reconnect with nature amid lockdown.
Besides Press launched alongside an exhibition at Liberty House in Bristol, on 1st October 2021, followed by a launch at Photobook Cafe in London.
We accept submissions via e-mail. Before sending your neatly polished proposal, consider that pile of prints under your bed that you once found intersting but never quite knew what to do with: firstname.lastname@example.org