Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography.
Between 2004 and 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlaying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to photograph local Postboxes. Through Parr’s images, these isolated, red outposts of civilisation each take on a character and personality of their own, against the lonely yet beautiful Scottish backdrop.
“When you are in the middle of nowhere, in a bleak landscape and in wild weather, these little post boxes are strangely comforting, a sign that other people are around, that life is going on, and that you are connected to the world” – Susie Parr
Remote Scottish Postboxes is presented as a boxed, hand-stitched, 88 page book, in which the postboxes are accompanied by maps and co-ordinates of their locations, with an introduction by Susie Parr.
RRB Photobooks, 2017
Box h290 x w250
Pages h280 x w240 mm
1 presentation box
6 hand-stitched booklets
37 colour photographs
Introduction by Susie Parr
Martin Parr Remote Scottish Postboxes RRB Photobooks
3 in stock