Preston Bus Station


Nouveau produit

196 pages (nombreseuses pages dépliantes) - Couverture rigide avec jaquette

Dashwood Books, 2017

Format : 25 x 31.5 cm

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Présentation par Dashwood Books :

"It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye : « I did a project with Adam Murray, an ex-tutor of mine, where we spent the weekend at the bus station and produced a little newspaper filled with portraits of the teenagers we saw there ». 

A few years later when Hawkesworth heard of plans to demolish the iconic building he determined to « move back to Preston for a month and spend every day in the bus station taking photographs. The station is one big loop, and I just walked around it all day, every day, just waiting for people to pop out at me. I tried not to think about it any more than that, it was just whoever would catch my eye in a particular moment. It was a centre for Megabus so if a bus comes from up North, it goes through Preston to go South, so there was always an influx of really interesting people coming through the station. When I found someone, I’d ask to take their portrait and that was it. To a certain extent, I was trying to be spontaneous about it; whether it was an old man, a kid with a funny haircut or interesting shoes – I just let anything be photographed. »"

80,00 €

Hawkesworth, Jamie

Photographe anglais connu en particulier pour ses portraits réalisés à la station de bus de Preston qui donnèrent lieu à plusieurs publications (sous forme de zine en 2010, chez Loose Joints en 2015 puis chez Dashwood Books en 2017) et à un film (2013).