Photographer Matilda Temperley to chronicle Somerset floods in black and white book

This photo of James Winslade on his flooded farm is one of those to feature in Matilda Temperley's book.

This photo of James Winslade on his flooded farm is one of those to feature in Matilda Temperley's book.

First published in News Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

A PHOTOGRAPHER is creating a book documenting the terrible floods which swamped Somerset this winter.

Matilda Temperley, sister of famous fashion designer Alice Temperley, spent two months taking photos of submerged villages across the Somerset Levels and will publish them in black and white.

Matilda, from Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi, said: “I've taken this decision to keep the flooding as a live issue so the politicians can't bury it.

“I need to pre-sell 300 copies in order to have enough money to cover some of the initial printing costs so I am crowd funding through a pledge system.

“For £30 people can pre-order a cloth bound book with captions by the community and it will be sent to them in July.”

For more, visit kickstarter.com and search 'Under the Surface: Somerset Floods.'

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11:01am Fri 9 May 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

So this appears to essentially be an advert so that someone can profit from the floods...
So this appears to essentially be an advert so that someone can profit from the floods... GreatOdin'sRaven
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