Remote Scottish Postboxes Postcards – Martin Parr

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Martin Parr’s Scottish Postboxes have been described as the prolific photographer’s ‘only contribution to landscape photography’. However, what Mr. Parr has achieved with these images is more a series of portraits of the lonely outposts of civilisation. The Postboxes in each place, standing out red and awkward against the lonely and beautiful Scottish backdrops each have a personality and a character of their own.

 

The postboxes are not only characters in the places they inhabit, they are symbols; the steadfast outposts of the institution that is the British postal service set against the untamable Scottish landscape invite the viewer the pause and ponder on their own place in the

 

If there is one photographer who sees all the beauty in British culture and its people it is Martin Parr. Remote Scottish Postboxes is his first foray into landscape photography. But typically Martin has a slightly different take on landscape photography. Taken between 2004-2010, when Parr and his wife holidayed in the Scottish Highlands and isles of Shetland, Orkney, Barra, Islay and Lewis. Each remote postbox takes on a character and personality of its own.

 

These red beacons of civilisation make a stark contrast to the lonely yet beautiful Scottish countryside. This box contains twelve of Parr's Postboxes, presented as postcards, a most appropriate form for the images to find themselves in, whether their fate is to be collected and cherished or themselves posted and shared.

 

  • Unbound
  • 12 Postcards in Presentation Box
  • book 197 x 121 mm | box 203 x 125 x 15 mm
  • Limited Edition of 2000

 

 

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