Mutiny on the Bounty: new photo book explores history of Pitcairn Island

Big Fence / Pitcairn Island by Rhiannon Adam
(Image credit: Rhiannon Adam / Blow Up Press)

A fascinating new photo book documenting Pitcairn Island – which became home to fugitives following the mutiny on the HMS Bounty in 1790 – explores the unique and dark history of this infamous island and its descendants. 

Big Fence / Pitcairn Island came about when photographer Rhiannon Adam decided to document the island on expired Polaroid film, having been inspired by the Mutiny on the Bounty novel. Her plans for the book were quickly changed, however, when she became trapped on the island for 96 nights due to the quarterly shipping schedule.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.