4pp Cover onto 300gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
62pp Text onto 170gsm Silk
Full colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound
Luke Stephenson, a London-based photographer, has a knack for capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary. His work spans a variety of series over the last decade, each one a testament to his unique perspective and artistic prowess. One such project is “The Ecstasy of Everything,” a limited-edition zine that serves as a collection of single images from his many series. The zine, a testament to Stephenson’s decade-long journey in photography, is a treasure trove of visual narratives, each page a testament to his ability to capture the world in a unique and captivating way.
“The Ecstasy of Everything” is more than just a collection of photographs; it’s a testament to the art of photography student book printing. The zine measures 24cm x 17cm and features 62 pages of full-colour images. It’s a perfect example of how Ex Why Zed’s photobook printing services can bring a photographer’s vision to life. The zine is printed onto high-quality silk, trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, resulting in a professional and aesthetically pleasing product.
Stephenson’s work is a celebration of artistic expression, a sentiment echoed in Ex Why Zed’s commitment to quality and creativity in printing. Whether it’s a photography student book or an artist sketchbook, Ex Why Zed is dedicated to providing high-quality printing services that meet the unique needs of artists and creatives.
“The Ecstasy of Everything” is a testament to Stephenson’s unique perspective and the power of photography to capture the world in new and exciting ways. It’s also a testament to the importance of quality printing in bringing a creative vision to life. Whether you’re a photographer looking to print your work or an artist in need of a high-quality sketchbook, Ex Why Zed has the expertise and passion to make your creative vision a reality.
Life in Britain and the British psyche are at the core of Lukes work. He photographs what to many epitomises the eccentricity of Britain. Often humorous in their outlook, his series range from prize budgerigars to the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Whether animate or inanimate objects, Stephenson creates affectionate portraits of his subjects and documents worlds often hidden from the mainstream.
He graduated in 2005 and has worked as a freelance photographer since. The same year he was awarded the Jerwood Photography Prize and in 2006 was selected as one of ten photographers to showcase their work at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyeres, France.
His work has been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Foam, Art Review and Wallpaper*.
Luke has published two photo books to date , his first was a series of Show Birds published in 2012 and the second published in 2014 is a series exploring the wonderful world of the 99 ice cream.
The zine is a 240x170mm perfect bound book. The cover is printed onto 300gsm silk with a matte lamination to the outer. The 62-page text is printed onto 170gsm silk, offering full colour throughout. The book is then trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, resulting in a high-quality, professional finish.
From Luke Stephenson’s “The Ecstasy of Everything” to Chris Rydlewski’s “Searching for Your Shadow”, Ex Why Zed has been a part of many artists’ journeys. Each project is a testament to the power of art and the importance of quality printing.
Whether it’s a student photography book or an artist sketchbook, the power of print is undeniable. It brings a creative vision to life, offering a tangible representation of an artist’s work. At Ex Why Zed, we understand the importance of print, and we’re committed to providing high-quality printing services that meet the unique needs of our clients.