Martin Parr represented by Rocket Gallery, London

West Bay was shot in the small Dorset seaside town, in the Summer of 1996. The series marks Martin Parr's first use of his now characteristic combination of ring flash and macro lens. The photographs focus on small details and strange nuances in this typically British seaside resort. The Rocket Press published West Bay in 1997 – Parr's first limited edition artists’ book in which the photographs were accompanied by specially commissioned contemporary poetry. Photographs from this series comprised Parr’s first commercial gallery show in London at Rocket Gallery.

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The Non-Conformists
Bad Weather
The Last Resort
The Cost of Living
Small World
West Bay
Common Sense
Think of England
Grand Paris
Amalfi Coast

West Bay
1996, photographic pigment prints, signed & numbered
20 x 30 inches / 50.8 x 76.2 cm, editions of 25
each £3000 +vat
40 x 60 inches / 102 x 152.5 cm, editions of 5
each £8500 +vat

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