Click to preview Walk to Work (Special Limited Edition) photo book

This is a Limited Edition, large landscape version of this book. Once purchased, customers are invited to contact the author directly via his web site to obtain a certificate of authenticity. This version is limited to only 250 copies worlwide.

The beauty and impact of the standard version is greatly enhanced by the large 13x11 pages of this limited edition version. The book contains over 130 full colour photographs.

Walk to Work takes the reader on an early morning photographic journey from London's Square Mile to the heart of Whitechapel in the East End.

Accompanied by observations and anecdotal social history it is a journey through a part of London which is rarely seen by people outside of its close-knit community.

Walk to Work is the visual record of an area of London which is continually evolving and now under threat from the march eastward of the financial district and the impact of gentrification.


About the Author

Louis Berk
louisberk London, England

Louis Berk is a photographer and secondary school teacher working in the historic Whitechapel area of London's East End. He has published several books of photography including "Walk to Work" a study of the fragile hinterland of Whitechapel and "School Work" a unique photographic study of an outstanding inner-London secondary school. His third work, "Ampthill: A Picture Book To Remember Her By" has just been published and is a study of the context of architecture in the cityscape.

Louis has had his work regularly published in magazines, newspapers and books. He has won several Honourable Mentions in the International Photography Awards spanning the last 5 years. In 2010 he won the "Life Between The Lines" competition run by London Underground and the RSPB with his picture "Bee Hunting for Pollen in an Artichoke".

Louis specialises in Urban Landscape photography and particularly enjoys finding and recording hidden historical gems around London where he lives and works.

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Lorentzen says

Louis Berk have created a very fine "coffee table" book.

The quality composition of the images are excellent, this is a enjoyable book to read, and my copy have found favor with several guests over the last month of exposure.

Louis have created a interesting theme for most city bound photographers, the book covers his walks to and from work. Each chapter is dictated by a different route to the same destination, this in turn dictates the images in the book, and ad a layer of texture by showing several locations from different angles and times of day. The fact that the artist, photographed this over a long period of time also ad to the texture as he have revisited many images. I find this inspirational in that I often struggle with "should I photograph that again", Louis Berk answers yes, and this is a wonderful side of the book.

Louis Berk have added a strong narrative to the book, he clearly know the area well and know about the places he photograph, the images are well "documented" in the text, better than most similar books.

Wonderful book, I keep revisiting pages and enjoying images again.

Highly Recommended.

posted at 12:53pm Sep 16 PST

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