Big Smile Publishing was founded by Nicholas Pinnock, Gary Wallis and Elliot Robinson.
The aim of this publishing house is to produce interesting and beautiful books across all areas of the arts.
The company is being launched with ‘archive: McQueen – backstage the early shows’ by photographer Gary Wallis in March 2015
The ‘archive’ editions will aim to produce photographic books of hidden away gems, that deserve to be seen, by photographers that need to be acknowledged.
Big Smile Publishing’s next book will be a poetry book illustrated by artists and creatives from a cross section of disciplines including graffiti, graphic design, print making and fine art.
British born Gary Wallis had been a freelance photographer for 20 years, working mainly in fashion and portraiture. He has shot for magazines around the world including Japanese Vogue, Dutch Elle, British Marie Claire, The Independent Magazine, The Evening Standard, Dazed and Confused, Swedish Slitz Magazine and lots more. His commercial clients have included Topman, Motorolla, Lloyds, Harper Collins. Gary has taught photography part time at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design for 20 years, and is now Subject Leader in Photography for the Visual Communication Design Program.
Nicholas Pinnock is a stage and screen actor, known best for his role in the award winning Channel 4 drama ‘Top Boy’ and ITV’s critically acclaimed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’. Nicholas can currently be seen staring alongside Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and Sofie Grabol in Sky Atlantic’s huge new thriller, ‘Fortitude’. He will be seen on the big screen this year in ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ and ‘The Keeping Room’, both of which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, 2014. Nicholas is currently rehearsing for a play at the Bush theatre in which he takes the lead role of Jay Jackson in ‘The Royale’.
Elliot Robinson is the founder and director of Playdead Press, an independent publishing company that specialises in new writing. With a focus on drama and poetry, Playdead Press has played a part in developing the career of a number of writers including critics choice award winning playwright Barney Norris. Elliot is also a writer and producer and secretly has a desire to be a stand-up comedian.