The Giving Light is a collection of photographs, taken by writer Gavin Corbett, in Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco, and other places, over the last number of years. The photographs are taken using a variety of film cameras, not all of them in good working order. The sequence traces a mood, out of which arises a theme and, as becomes apparent, a story, which is reflected in the text. The text runs as a rolling ticker throughout the book, and is an accompaniment to the photos, rather than a direct address to them.
The special edition is a numbered edition of 50, cloth-bound hardback. It includes a signed and numbered print.