A bespoke special edition of Martin Parr’s major new book on one of his most enduring subjects: people. By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Parr’s photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight.
ABOUT THE PRINT
A quintessential British scene, but one which anyone can relate to. Taken with a telephoto lens the perfect composition and framing make for a photographic gem.
Tenby is a harbour town and resort in Wales, where Martin has a holiday house so this is a special place for him. Martin also loves the beach – over the course of Parr’s career, no subject has occupied him more comprehensively, or more consistently, than the countless small things that make Britain what it is. He probes the clichés of British life giving them fresh consideration… this is a quintessential British scene, but one which many could relate to – simple things in life, nostalgic.
Martin has recently started experimenting with a telephoto lens to photograph from long distances, particularly at the beach. This not only enables him to photograph completely unobserved, but also to explore new ways of graphically organizing space. A photographic gem – the formal composition, the perfect framing of the scene, the figures bottom left on the edge of the frame and top right. A quick capture with the telephoto lens and he didn’t know at the time that it would be so great.
Colour pigment print
Paper size: 11 x 14 in (356 x 280 mm)
Image size: 9 x 13.5 inches (343 x 229 mm)
An edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs
Print and book signed and numbered by Martin Parr
ABOUT THE BOOK
By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book – published to coincide both with Parr's 2019 exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery and also the date the UK will leave the EU – examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Bringing together new work from the last decade, Only Human explores the concepts of Britishness and national identity through the rituals and habits of everyday life.
- ISBN 13
- Signed Copy
- Date Published
245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
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