Energetic Maximo Park front man Paul Smith has announced the release of a book of photography entitled Thinking in Pictures. The book contains seventy four hand picked images from a collection that Smith used to document his time touring with Maximo Park; 'It would be easy to allow the days to blur into a whole, but one way to combat this is to create your own map of a day using pictures.' This new collection is set for release on 11th October, the same day as he releases his debut solo album Margins, and will come with a copy of the album slotted in the back cover. Possibly one of the best artworks accompanying an album! To celebrate the album launch, Smith will be playing an intimate album launch gig at Uncle Albert's in Middlesbrough on 11th October, where the album and photography book will be available. The debut single 'Our Lady of Lourdes' will be released on 1st November, followed by a UK tour. Tour Dates 11/10- Uncle Albert's- Middlesbrough (Album Launch) 26/11 - Bodega - Nottingham 27/11 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds 28/11 - Glee Club - Birmingham 29/11 - Thekla - Bristol 01/12 - Bush Hall - London 02/12 - Deaf Institute - Manchester 03/12 - Classic Grand - Glasgow 04/12 - Sage 2 - Gateshead Click here to buy tickets http://www.paulsmithmusic.eu http://www.myspace.com/paulsmithmusic