Martin Parr is a quintessentially British photographer, and because he's gotten pretty good at it, the lucky devil gets to travel the globe taking with him his cool sense of British humour. He expertly records moments which, I like to imagine, make him smile to himself when he sees them.

Many of his collections feature the great British public on their holidays, and these images can be garish, kitsch and sometimes quite ugly, capturing the excesses and vulgarities of modern life, in glorious saturated technicolor.

Parr joined the esteemed Magnum Photos in 1994, has had solo exhibitions all over the world, has had many books published featuring his photographs, won countless awards and is also a renowned film maker - what a guy!

We love his work and although it can be a little bit dark and gritty for mainstream greeting cardsville, we have managed to sneak in one of his images to our Exposure collection, and called it, for want of a better word, "Awesome", because that's just what it is!

So, thank you Mr. Parr, we think you're totes amaze-balls.

The awesome Martin Parr

Posted: September 12 / 2012

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