Saturday, September 7, 2013


Weston-Super-Mare-Grand, 2011 © Simon Roberts

Review by Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, August 31, 2013

"Pierdom is another instalment in Simon Roberts' ongoing visual documentation of modern England. He has photographed every British Pier using a 4x5 plate camera, which has also captured the landscape from which they extend, the sea around them and the sky above them". 
"This is a much cooler and detached approach than, say, Martin Parr's seaside photographs, and shares a certain similarity of style with John Davies's documentary photographs of British landscapes. Here and there, though, there are hints of John Hinde's postcard vision of Britain as one big unreal leisure theme park, especially in Roberts' wonderful diptych of Walton-on-the-Naze pier". 
" ... a very beautiful book from a master of stillness, light and landscape".

Read the full review HERE.

Pierdom (Dewi Lewis, 2013)
160 pages, 81 color plates
ISBN: 978-1-907893-40-7

PIERDOM will be exhibited at Klompching Gallery this Fall:
Simon Roberts — Pierdom: November 7–December 21, 2013.
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6pm–8pm.

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