Maximo Park’s Paul Smith to publish book of photography

Singer also lines up album launch gig in his hometown

Maximo Park‘s Paul Smith has announced plans to release a book of photography, ‘Thinking In Pictures’, to coincide with the release of his forthcoming debut ‘Margins’.

The singer has compiled 74 hand-picked images, chosen from thousands of Polaroids while on tour with his band, a limited number of copies of which will have his new record slotted in the back.

“I’ve always been interested in documenting what surrounds me and as a touring musician I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world,” Smith said. “It would be easy to allow the days to blur into a whole, but one way to combat this is to create your own map of a day using pictures.”

The book, which will be released with the album on October 11, will be available through only and the first 1000 copies will come with a signed bookmark.

The singer has also announced an intimate album launch gig at Uncle Albert’s in Middlesbrough on the same day.

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His debut single ‘Our Lady Of Lourdes’ will follow on November 1 on seven-inch vinyl and download with B-side ‘Loop For Becca’.