Dispatches From A Plastic Planet is a 196 page coffee table book, it is a follow up to my first book Numb, it is about surf adventure through Iceland, Norway, England, Scotland, Ireland and France, but it has an environmental twist, highlighting the issues these areas face, and accompanies the film by the same name. If you love surf and adventure you’ll love it, if you want to help the environment you’ll love it too.

UPDATE – We’re going to take film and exhibition on tour and to do that we are going to fund it with book sales, we need to sell 200 in total (any more goes to 2 minute Beach clean). You get a book, a print and entry to one of the film/exhibition evenings, which are free anyway, but a couple are full already and we haven’t even announced the date yet! You can grab a book here –




Dispatches From A Plastic Planet

Dispatches From A Plastic Planet Hardback Book – Price includes postage, two tickets to film showing and a print


The will be dispatched at the end of the month. Check out a brief interview I did here –  Now please read on…


Numb was a work of passion, a book that told a real story of looking for adventure in the coldest parts of the planet. It pre-dated the false marketing campaigns that sold cold water surfing as something new, or different, when we all know it is just surfing.


We have a limited edition of 25 our original book Numb, it’s bigger than the first 30×30 hardback coffee table book. Before Cold Water surfing was a ‘thing’ Ian Battrick, photographer Tim Nunn and Timmy Turner, went on a feral cold water adventure into what was then the total unknown, not much money, just a lust for solitude. There are only 50 of this first run, we are selling them at cost price plus postage, I get a lot of enquiries about them so have decided to do a mini re-print to see if anyone would like one. We will also give away a print with each one as well as them being signed and numbered. If they are popular, we’ll print more… Full description - Six years of travel, searching, cold water surfing & adventure in one photographic travelogue. Surfer Ian Battrick and photographer Tim Nunn have spent months in some of the wilder places in the Northern Hemisphere and this is their story in 208 pages of rich photography. From dealing with bears in the wilderness of Canada to volcanic eruptions in Iceland, driving for days in Norway to surfing heavy slabs in Scotland, this book is a window into some of the less explored corners of the surfing world. It is a book designed to inspire you to break free of the confines of everyday life and have your own adventure. To get out and see the planet for the incredible place its is, whether that be for a weekend, a year or a lifetime.” Numb came about quite organically as Ian Battrick and myself started travelling looking for some solitude at the colder ends of the planet. We never inted to produce a book, but as the adventures unfolded we wanted to put our experiences into something a little more permanent. Something that told the experiences in more depth than a magazine article or an internet feature, so we went out on a limb and created Numb. A full on photobook, it’s been a mission, it’s totally self funded and we’ve produced a book to the highest possible quality.


Dispatches From A Plastic Planet is the second instalment. I couldn’t call it Numb 2, it’s more than an adventure now, it’s an adventure with purpose, and whilst the stories grow, the message has had to change slightly. I for one can’t keep shooting all of these incredible places without adding something about the environment.


book from The Plastic Project on Vimeo.

It covers the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway, heaving slabs in ireland, an archive of England which is incredible in its self, pumping France, some absolute perfection in Scotland and off the map adventure in Iceland. The imagery is incredible, the tales ridiculous and the environmental message essential.

We have 250 to sell ( 152 now), selling 200 that will pay for us to take the the film on tour in the UK, Ireland and Europe, as well as that we will also be able to buy the 2 Minute Beach Clean 2 boards for beaches, if we get all 250 sold.

You can get them in three ways, buy it direct from this page, from my photography page HERE or grab one when we bring the film on tour (although they are limited).




Dispatches From A Plastic Planet

Dispatches From A Plastic Planet Hardback Book – Price includes postage, two tickets to film showing and a print


If you have already ordered one as part of earlier support, your copy is already on the way.

Any questions drop me a line, technically speaking the book it 192 pages of full colour surf photography and stories, measuring in at a pleasing 25x20cm with hard cover and dust jacket.




We are going to try and sell 250 books, and that will allow us to take the exhibition and film on tour around the UK and most of Europe where we have confirmation.