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Phineas’ Friends – limited edition hardback with dustjacket

Phineas' Friends - Limited Edition Hardback wiht dustjacket. Numbered and signed by the author.
Phineas’ Friends – hardback. Charcoal linen cover with dustjacket. Edition limited to 65 copies. Numbered and signed by the author. ISBN: 978-0-9567653-2-1 Published by Blue Filter

When I set out to document this story I had two objectives. The first was to raise the profile of the Evelina Children’s Hospital, the second was to endeavour to raise some money for it.

It was one of the nurses on Beach Ward, Fatima Meho, who said “no one ever writes about us,” when I showed her an article in the Sunday Times Magazine from that week. It was an article about a patient on the renal ward (which coincidentally is what Beach Ward is at ECH) at Great Ormond Street. I asked Fatima what the difference was between Great Ormond Street and the Evelina. Her reply was that there was no difference apart from the fact that Great Ormond Street is much better known, and therefore gets a lot more press and as a result raises much more money.

Phineas' Friends shortlisted in PBN 2011

As a photographer I can take pictures and hope to get them published to make people aware of a story. But raising money requires people to dig into their pockets, and while it’s nice to give to a worthy cause, it is also nice to get something else in return.

This special edition of Phineas’ Friends is what I envisaged when I was working on the project. A charcoal linen-bound hardback with dustjacket, the portraits are presented one per double page spread, with the caption on the facing page. Printed on Mohawk superfine eggshell ultrawhite uncoated archival stock, a beautiful, lightly textured paper, the images are rendered with excellent fidelity and lots of crisp detail from the shadows to the highlights.

Phineas' Friends - Limited edition hardback.

The edition is limited to 65 numbered copies in total. Each is numbered and signed by the author, and supplied in a presentation box with a one-off signed and captioned print.

One print has been created for each of the 64 images in the book, printed on Canson Platine Rag, and numbered to match its accompanying book. You may request which image you would prefer at the time of ordering, however please note that as the edition sells your choice may not be available. The list of print titles is below the “buy now” button. The proceeds from every copy sold will go to the Evelina.

Phineas’ Friends was shortlisted in the Documentary Category of the 2011 Photography Book Now Awards, and was a People’s Choice Nominee. Thank you.


Preferred print if available
Second choice print

Limited edition hardback copy of Phineas’ Friends in presentation box with accompanying print is available to buy here for £95.00, with proceeds going to the Evelina Children’s Hospital

Phineas' Friends – Michael Cockerham, Blue Filter Publishing, 64 colour photographs, 142pp, Hardback, charcoal linen cover with dustjacket in presentation box with accompanying signed print, 255x205mm, £95.00, ISBN 978-0-9567653-2-1.

Subject to availability you may choose your print from the following list:

Andrea Wilson

Ashwenia Krishnan

Aziza Makki

Beverley Magowan

Carmen Barton

Carmencita Mauricio

Charles Turner

Clare Stenning

Dalia Choudhury

David Booth

Dr Andrew Nyman

Dr Dipak Kanabar

Dr Elizabeth Green

Dr Emma Aarons

Dr Esse Menson

Dr Ian Plumb

Dr John Klein

Dr Marilyn McDougall

Dr Mike Champion

Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier

Dr Paul James

Dr Rachel Carling

Dr Sara Hanna

Dr Sathyaseelan Jayalseelan

Dr Saumen Meur

Dr Seema Haider

Dr Shyamala Moganasundram

Dr Stamatina Agalou

Dr Suniti Bisht

Dr Sushma Goyal

Elena Escudero

Ellen Samuel

Ellen White

Emma Johnson

Emma Raynor

Fatima Meho

Gail Swann

Habiba Kawu

Hannah Williams

Harriet Sanders

Jackie Lynch

Karolina Witek

Katarzyna Kraj

Kate Sullivan

Kay Peney

Ladipo Carlton-Carew

Lisa Ward

Maria Cross

Marie Jackson

Maureen Morris

May Kubba

Mollie Cook

Paula Young

Professor Neil Dalton

Rachelle Garstone

Rebecca Morris

Rex Lochinvar Kintanar

Ruth Crofts

Sarah McMurtrie

Sean Hayes

Susan Gallivan

Tammy Knights

Tom Walton

Phineas in PICU



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