Margate Bookie 2017 - Ben Bowles

What was the shoot?

The 3rd annual Margate bookie 2017

Best bit?

Where to start on this.....The venue (The Turner, The Sands), the authors (amoung others, Felicia Yap, Matthew Blakstad, Daisy Buchanan, Alison Weir, Philip Whitely) and the team (Andreas, Gemma, Dave, Al and the amazing volunteers) all combined to make a genuinely special event. Margate united for the love of books....perfect!

Shooting conditions

A bit of maths for the class. A massive amount of soft light streaming through the windows + people to shoot = a very happy photographer. If I could pick up The Turner and Sands and take it with me for all shoots, I would.

Favourite shot

Margate's own Sam Gayton wowed parents and children alike helping everyone to create their own fanzine. This shot summed up not only the session, but the real feeling of inclusivity, joy and community the Margate Bookie brought together.

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