Hato Press

No.24 Fiends and Family by Alec McLeish

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Zine No.24 in the Hato Press Zine Series: Fiends and Family by Alec McLeish.

Fiends and Family is a piece of work made between 2012 and 2018, it shows my friends (my family) at the beginning of Save Southbank, at a turning point in our lives when the long smokey summers were coming to an end. Not just because of the imminent responsibilities of adulthood, but the very space we’d called home was at risk of being redeveloped, and those memories and bonds we now had would no longer be the realities for the younger generation.

– Alec McLeish

Published by Hato Press, London

Printed on 80gsm Evercolour 
Pages: 16
Orientation: Landscape
Dimensions: 14 cm x 20 cm
Format: Softcover / Saddle stitch binding


Alec McLeish is a London based photographer who predominantly shoots film, with a distinct focus on documentary imagery; studying people and places. After becoming interested in photography at college after his brother's suggestion, Alec studied the medium alongside assisting, developing and refining his craft.


Hato Press is an independent publishing house established in 2009. It produces books, zines and other objects in collaboration with artists; exploring people, play, culture and community in unexpected ways. And, of course, it’s a longstanding part of the HATO family.