Tim Richmond composes an elegiac, sombre ode to the pressures on small-town England, and encounters those attempting to find meaning and pleasure within it.
Beneath everyday photographs of food banks, punks, pleasure arcades, swingers’ clubs, shelters and new-build houses, Tim Richmond’s Love Bites describes a waning unease within coastal towns of Southwest England: a microcosm of post-austerity, post-Brexit Britain. Richmond allows these tensions to simmer on the surface: food poverty, isolation, commercial decline, housing precarity, homelessness, unfulfilled desire and longing mingle in the overcast, wide skies of the channel and its flat, sprawling coastline.
Continuing in a long line of British photographers that weave poetry and lyricism into social documentary projects, Richmond uses a delicate colour palette and sympathetic lens to capture the everyday realities of isolation and desire in this corner of Southwest England.
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- 136pp, 280 × 220 mm, 84 photos
- Faux-leather silkscreened hardcover - February 2022
About Tim Richmond:
Tim Richmond (b. 1959) is a British photographer based in Colorado specialising in long-term documentary projects. His first book, Last Best Hiding Place, was published in 2015, and his work is housed in many private collections and has been shown internationally. Richmond’s work has been featured in L’Uomo Vogue, Telegraph Magazine, Vanity Fair, World of Interiors, Wonderland, Port, and many others.
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