Photographer Gill Prince’s idea for the MK50 Photography Book

PUBLISHED: 16:38 09 August 2016

Lighting the beacon to mark HM The Queens 90th birthday (

Lighting the beacon to mark HM The Queens 90th birthday (

You’re only as old as you feel – and as photographer Gill Prince and her loved city approach the big 5-0, she explains why a celebratory book is on the way

‘The idea for the MK50 Photography Book came about last summer over lunch with world renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite. We were talking about the fact that MK would be 50 in 2017, and that I too would be 50 in the same year (having moved here when we were both 25!) and he suggested that it would be great to do a book to celebrate Milton Keynes at 50. I got in touch with Lallie Davis from the MK50 team at MK Council and they loved the idea – as they wanted projects which would have a life after the year itself, and so it went from there.

‘The aim is to demonstrate how fabulous MK is as a place to live and work, and to show areas of the city which people may not be familiar with (very much in line with the new ‘Unexpected MK’ campaign, and which features two of my images.’

Sponsor the MK50 Book

In order to professionally design and print 500 copies of the book in September, the team need sponsorship from local businesses. On board are:

• Kaizen Restaurants Ltd. (a franchise of McDonald’s in Milton Keynes)

• Web design agency westfourstreet

• Digital and social media agency MK21

• Independent financial advisors 1st Financial Foundations

• Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership

• Global supply chain business SEKO Logistics

Each sponsor will receive a proportion of the books for use as corporate gifts for Christmas 2016, plus associated publicity. This will ensure the book has as wide an audience as possible, and that MK is promoted. Any donations are welcome. Please contact

About Gill Prince
The freelance writer and photographer, whose photos appear in this feature, has lived in MK since 1992. She’s run her own business there since 2002 and brought up a family, Gill is passionate about how amazing the city is - taking any opportunity to ‘dispel the myths’ about MK! She carries out commercial commissions and offers 1-2-1 photography tuition sessions in Milton Keynes. She exhibited in London as part of the Light & Land on the Mall exhibition last summer and was also awarded a Highly Commended in the international Urban Photographer of the Year competition last autumn.

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