JWFPS 02 Magazine

JASON WILDE’S FREE PORTRAIT STUDIO

Published by Butchers Hook Books, London, 2018.

Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio started life in 2009 under a railway bridge in Chalk Farm, London. Since then, 51 makeshift portrait studios were set-up inside a variety of venues in and around the London Borough of Camden. Visitors to those venues were then invited to have their portrait taken in return for a free A4 black and white portrait.

2224 people accepted that invitation, helping me create a unique and important visual archive and a worthy addition to our collective visual and social history.



Equal parts English history, cultural anthropology and human narrative, the photographs eschew the overtly conceptual motifs of much contemporary portraiture in favour of the descriptive powers of the medium. This on-going body of work aims to reflect the complex nature of contemporary English society through multiple individual portraits.

The series of JWFPS magazine sets out to explore the untold editing opportunities that a portrait  archive of this size and scope offers.

Available from Butchers Hook Books


  • 44 pages
  • 170 gsm
  • 20 colour illustrations
  • 220 x 280 x 8 mm
  • Softcover
  • 1. Edition 04/2017
  • Published by Butchers Hook Books

JWFPS 01 Magazine

Published by Butchers Hook Books, London.

Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio started life in 2009 under a railway bridge in Chalk Farm, London. Since then, 51 makeshift portrait studios were set-up inside a variety of venues in and around the London Borough of Camden. Visitors to these venues were then invited to have their portrait taken in return for a free A4 black and white portrait.

2224 people accepted that invitation.



Equal parts English history, cultural anthropology and human narrative, the photographs eschew the overtly conceptual motifs of much contemporary portraiture in favour of the descriptive powers of the medium. This on-going body of work aims to reflect the complex nature of contemporary English society through multiple individual portraits.

The ongoing nature of the project and the number of images already made offer up a wealth of interesting editing opportunities and JWFPS 01 is the first in a series of magazines that will explore this evolving archive of portraits. 

Available from Butchers Hook Books


  • 42 pages 
  • 170 gsm
  • 20 colour illustrations
  • 220 x 280 x 8 mm
  • Softcover 
  • 1. Edition 04/2017
  • Published by Butchers Hook Books







Vera & John

Finally!! My first photobook! After 10 years of collecting and photographing notes, and after a month-long fundraising campaign, ‘Vera & John, has become a proper case bound photobook.

It took a fair bit of persuading to get my Mum to agree to allow me to share her personal notes with the world and even now the book has been published she is still a little embarrassed and bewildered by the whole thing. Dad just keeps chuckling.

Vera & John was published by Butchers Hook Books - an independent publishing company set up by myself to publish, promote and distribute my photography projects.


  • 88 pages
  • 150 gsm
  • 43 colour illustrations
  • 220 X 280 X 12 mm 
  • Hardcover 
  • Four-colour process 
  • ISBN 978-1-5272-0436-2 
  • 1. Edition 02/2017
  • Published by Butchers Hook Books
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