Billy Childish Photography Book Released

Photographs 1974 – 2020

First Edition, October 2020
BC Studio Editions in association with L-13 Press of Clerkenwell
33 x 23.5 cm
200 pages on 170g Perigord Matt

Available in two editions: Limited Edition Hardback & Paperback

Signed Ltd Edition Hardback
Bound in raw grey book board
with inset pictorial label, foiled titles and linen spine.
Edition of 113 signed and numbered copies with additional archival print laid in

Paperback Edition
Bound in 300g Munken Pure Rough with laid in pictorial label and folded flaps

“These photographs were taken over the last 48 years or so. They seem to be about my fascination with myself – and some of those I have met on my journey through life. The earliest photograph is from when I was about 14, taken on my brother’s instamatic. I was brought up in a house full of old Victorian mirrors that my parents bought on the cheap from second hand shops. I saw myself too much and painted self-portraits from age 12. ‘Who am I and why?’ was a persistent question for me back then. Maybe that has passed and now it’s all just a celebration. From a very damaged and broken childhood I have emerged through abuse and alcoholism to construct a world of love and a family – built in love I never experienced as a child. Here are some pictures of that journey.”

Danger Bill Henderson (photographer) AKA Billy Childish, William Ivy Loveday … etc …

Available now from the L-13 shop.