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    Launching So It Goes! A couple of weeks ago we officially launched our ‘So It Goes’ book with a fantastic evening at the Library in St. Martins Lane, London - with music, a DJ, drinks and book signings’. Since then we have had a mention on Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave show and even got...
    July 10, 2018
    We are now close receiving our printed copies of our ‘So It Goes’ book from the printers. And we thought we’d share a few images of it from when it was on press. After this it was then bound, sprayed and the slip cased. Behind the scenes here we’ve been signing and embossing the limited edition...
    June 30, 2018
    We are exited to share our latest project with you - a new book with the brilliant artist George Underwood. His paintings are figurative in feel but derived from imagination - beautifully haunting with a sort of mythical realism and conceptual narrative. We hope these two images (which I’m...
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    Kevin Cummins

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    Limited edition of 300

    A hardback, 280mm x 280mm book, with a signed limited edition print


    Copies 1 to 10 -  with signed, limited edition Gelatin

    silver archival, hand printed darkroom print of Ian Curtis.


    Copies 11 to 300 - with signed, limited edition C-type matt print of

    the Sex Pistols.


    Foreword by Pete Shelley and introductory chapter by Billy Duffy

    Copies 1 to 10 - with signed limited edition Ian Curtis print

    Copies 11 to 300 - with signed limited edition Sex Pistols print

    Manchester born Kevin Cummins has

    an international reputation as one of the world's

    leading photographers.


    His iconic portraits of musicians include Joy Division, Liza Minnelli, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Oasis, and David Bowie. These images have appeared on magazine covers, in art galleries, featured in international films, and are included in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery and The V&A amongst others.


    Cummins captured key moments in the Manchester music scene and these images helped to define the cultural history of the city. They not only portrayed people and places but created a new way of looking at Manchester and remain embedded in the cultural memory of the north. Bedroom walls all over the world have been, and are, decorated with his work.


    Cummins has published seven critically acclaimed monographs to date - 'So it Goes: punk and the aftermath' will be his eighth.

    He has lived in London since 1987 but retains strong links with his home city.

    'One of Britain’s greatest photographers' - The Independent


    'Cummins has raised the status of his work to the level of art' - John Peel

  • about us

    Red Engine Publishing was established in 2015 through the passion of one of our directors and his desire to pay tribute to one of his musical heroes – David Bowie.


    Working in collaboration with Iconic Images, we published 'Bowie by O’Neill’ a luxurious, limited edition presenting Terry O’Neill’s archive of David Bowie in a unique and exciting way.


    We are currently working on a number of new projects, and the first one we’d like to share with you is 'So It Goes' with the brilliant Kevin Cummins.


    More information about each of these books can be viewed on 'Our Books' page.


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    Current publications


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    Bowie By O'Neill

    Fine Art Book

    An extraordinary publishing event, BOWIE BY O’NEILL presents legendary photographer Terry O’Neill’s iconic imagery of David Bowie in an exciting new light.


    Including never-before and rarely seen photos from a nearly thirty year partnership, this book includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, the studio recording session for Young Americans, stage performances from Station to Station, set photography from The Man Who Fell to Earth and the now iconic photo session for Diamond Dogs.


    Included in this book for the first time are images from the lost David Bowie and William Burroughs sessions, a packet of negatives recently recovered during the production of this book.


    • Limited to 500 copies
    • Luxury clam-shell box
    • Bas-relief portrait cover
    • 288 pages - 240 x 345 mm (9.5” x 13.5”)
    • Numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Terry O’Neill
    • Two Limited Edition prints - 210 x 297 mm (9.25” x 11.75”)
    • Dispatched in a custom made shipping carton.


    Price: £1500 + postage

    Available in our ONLINE SHOP


    • Limited to 500 copies
    • Luxury clam-shell box
    • Bas-relief portrait cover
    • 288 pages - 240 x 345 mm (9.5” x 13.5”)
    • Dispatched in a custom made shipping carton

    Price: £500 + postage

    Available in our ONLINE SHOP


    • Limited to just 25 copies
    •  velvet gatefold box with solid brass magnetic clasp
    • Bas-relief portrait cover with hand finished gold-leafing
    • 288 pages - 240 x 345 mm (9.5” x 13.5”)
    • Numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Terry O’Neill
    • Two Limited Edition prints - 210 x 297 mm (9.25” x 11.75”)
    • With an additional O’Neill large format print - 406.5 x 508 mm (16” x 20”)
    • Dispatched in a custom made shipping carton


    For purchase enquiries, please contact enquiries@redengine.media or call Des on +44 (0)207 734 9183

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