John Hinde Butlin

Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight: The John Hinde Butlin's Photographs
by John Hinde
Publisher's Description
The immediate reaction to these campy photographs in dripping color is almost always the questioning exclamation, "Are these by Martin Parr?" The answer is “no”, but closer to “yes” than one realizes. Butlin’s Holiday Camps were begun in 1936 in the seaside town of Skegness; these photographs, made for promotional postcards, were staged by the John Hinde Studio, which included three young photographers, Elmar Ludwig, Edmund Nägele, and David Noble. A young Martin Parr worked two summers at a Butlin's resort, first as a b&w and then as a color “walkie” photographer. Of the postcards, Parr states, "The impact they had on me in 1971 was intense and they have haunted me ever since...the most remarkable thing of all is that the cards were painstakingly humble postcards to sell for a few pence to holidaymakers."
ISBN: 0954281306
Publisher: Chris Boot
Hardcover : 128 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
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