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A photobook about numbers stations, covert transmissions between intelligence agencies and their undercover operatives.
A photobook about numbers stations, covert transmissions between intelligence agencies and their undercover operatives.
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    An unsigned copy of the Shadows of the State book.

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    A signed copy of the Shadows of the State book plus a 6x9 work print used during the sequencing of the book.

    This print might depict a satellite map, a spectrograph, or an archive image or document collected during the research phase.

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    Book and Flexidisc Reward

    A signed copy of the Shadows of the State book, a work print from the making of the project, and a limited edition 7" flexidisc.

    Produced in an edition of 250, the flexidisc contains 'Woodford' an original composition created by Graham Massey using recordings of numbers stations. Massey is a musician, producer and founder member of the seminal British electronic music act 808 State.

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    Book and Poster Reward

    A signed copy of the Shadows of the State book, a 6x9 work print used during the sequencing of the book, the limited edition flexidisc, and a limited edition inkjet poster.

    Produced in an edition of 100, this 600m x 400mm poster depicts a Wullenweber or 'Elephant Cage', a type of massive radio direction finding array used during the Cold War for intelligence gathering.

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    Workshop Reward

    A signed copy of the book, work print, flexidisc and poster, plus a half day workshop or lecture on the making of Shadows of the State delivered by Lewis Bush to your college, camera club, or other group.

    The session can include a demonstration of research methods, tuning to numbers stations, creating spectographs, satellite mapping or self-publishing. (Please note that if your venue is outside of London Lewis's travel and accommodation will also need to be covered.)

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    Collector's Reward

    A signed copy of the book, work print, poster and flexidisc, signed copies of Lewis Bush's previous publications The Camera Obscured, A Model Continent, City of Dust and Metropole, and a copy of the Shadows of the State dummy book.

    The dummy book was designed, hand bound and the cover screenprinted by Lewis Bush during the making of Shadows of the State. Only seven exist, of which two are held in institutional collections and three are retained by the photographer. The remaining two will be available as part of this reward.

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    Spymaster's Reward

    A signed copy of the book, work print, flexidisc and poster, plus lunch at Lewis’s house in London. Available only to the directors of intelligence agencies, identification required.

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    *Early Bird* Book Reward

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    Back Catalogue Reward

    A signed copy of the Shadows of the State book, plus signed copies of Lewis Bush's previous publications The Camera Obscured, A Model Continent, City of Dust* and Metropole*. (*final copies, publication out of print)

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