When In The Lone Star State

When In The Lone Star State (2023)

Sixteen years ago I photographed a long-term photo project about the Texas Hill Country. It was shot entirely on medium format film and was the first long form photo-essay I ever produced. It’s the same size and scale as my previous photo book In-A-Gadda-Da-England and is the second in a series of photo books from my archive. The book was succesfully crowdfunded in November 2022 and is now available for purchase. Amazingly the book is the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, although I am not American (I nearly was, but that’s another story) the work was seen as significant enough to be included in their archive.  

Offset printed
Hardback cover
Debossed photograph and gold foil text
296mm x 296mm
144 pages
500 copies (198 copies left)
ISBN 9781739781613
£40 + P&P

You can also buy the book from the following retailers:

Photo-Eye (Sante Fe, New Mexico)

The Margate Bookshop (Margate, Kent)
Book Bodega (Ramsgate, Kent)
Lilford Gallery (Canterbury, Kent)


If you have a book shop or gallery and would like to stock my books please get in touch with me. 

Huck (Book Review)
Isle of Thanet News (Book Review)
The Guardian
The British Journal of Photography
Petapixel’s one of the best books on America by a non-American I’ve ever seen.

Dan Wood
Photographer & 

Reading my copy of Ed’s ‘When in the Lone Star State’. Incredibly moved by the photography and personal and warm captions running through the book. What an absolute pleasure it is to appreciate the generosity of spirit and humility that guides his photography. 

Jon Levy 
Formerly HOST Gallery and Foto8 Magazine

Full of wit, tenderness and empathy, it reminds me of Lee Friedlander’s book, ‘American Musicians’. I’m going to relish looking at this time and time again, finding inspiration on every turn of the page.

Chris Floyd

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