We fell in love with the With Love Project when they launched their first book in 2016, The Backbone of Britain. The book is celebration of people producing things with a passion and a purpose, who truly care about what they do and what they make.
Chris Roberts (Art Director) and Rob Evans (Photographer) have now been on their second trip around the country and are launching a £12,000 campaign on the British crowdfunding platform crowdfunder.co.uk to raise funds for the print of their beautiful new book. The second book focuses on British food and drink. It celebrates the people they’ve met on their travels around the country through stunning photography and personal stories.
Unlike the first book, this time the focus is on food and drink. Chris and Rob have visited 25 producers, they have travelled to the top of the country and witnessed David and Ben Oakes hand diving for Scallops on the isle of Skye. They’ve experienced a tour and tasting at a very unique British tea plantation in Cornwall by MD Jonathon Jones, and experienced other fascinating producers all over the UK.
“The visits for this book have drastically changed our outlook on how we eat. We now understand the power of eating locally, both economically and from a community focus. We appreciate the benefits of using seasonal produce, reducing food miles and drastically increasing taste. We also have great respect for the producers we’ve met and the practices that go into getting the food onto our plate.” – Rob Evans
The book is full of stories of British producers who are championing great produce and doing so in a sustainable way. Creating new markets for kid meat, or foraging botanicals for gin from the side of Snowdon, Wales. Hand diving for scallops on Skye, or growing micro herbs in air raid shelters under London. The book is also punctuated with visits to chefs from England, Scotland and Wales who have created dishes with the produce they collected on route.
“We want to celebrate the people we’ve met and share the knowledge we’ve gained and do it in a beautiful book. One that captures the individual stories, the processes involved and gives the reader a better understanding of what’s available right here on our doorstep.” – Chris Roberts
Like The Holborn, The With Love Project also cares about the quality of the printing as well as the quality of the content. They will be working with GF Smith to find the best FSC paper and using vegetable based inks to print at Team impression in Leeds. The print run will be limited to 1000.
The campaign is live now and there are a range of Crowdfunder pledges available, with rewards including limited edition books and prints, produce from the makers and unique experiences that usually money can’t buy.
To find out how you can grab yourself a copy of the book along with some fantastic rewards from the makers and producers, click here and help get this book printed.