Martin Parr – No Worries | Collector's Edition no. 2
Mark and Nacelle Bettini with their son Luke, De Grey Station, via Port Hedland
The edition of fifty boxed sets of No Worries by Martin Parr includes:
– "No Worries" by Martin Parr, T&G Publishing, Sydney. 2012. Hardcover book 26.8 x 24.3 cm / 10.5 x 9.5 in. 132 pages, 93 colour photographs. Foreword by Robert Cook, Curator Modern and Contemporary Photography and Design, Art Gallery of Western Australia and text by Martin Parr.
– Pigment print (35.6 x 28 cm / 14 x 11 in) signed and numbered on the reverse of the print by the photographer, in polyester sleeves "Mark and Nacelle Bettini with their son Luke, De Grey Station, via Port Hedland" (as illustrated).
– Custom-made box case (38.8 x 30.3 x 4 cm / 15 x 12 x 2 in) and cotton gloves to safeguard print while handling.
In 2011 Magnum photographer Martin Parr set out to photograph three Western Australian port cities, Fremantle, Port Hedland and Broome.
Each town was a unique setting for a photographer famed for his images of British seaside culture in the publication Last Resort. Using his unmistakabley intimate and satirical style, Parr went about photographing Australian cliches, full of saturated colours and flash photography.
The resulting photographs, published here for the first time, are an invaluable collection from this world-renonwed British photographer.
‘No Worries. This is a phrase that seems to encapsulate the rather delightful, laid back approach that the West Australians adopt. I quickly noticed that nearly everyone I met in Broome and Port Hedland in particular used this phrase, and once observed the title was a done deal.
My previous encounters in Australia have been urban, in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney, so it was good to see smaller towns, all different, but full of character. I feel I know the country a lot better now. I am a nosy person and with a camera as an excuse you can witness people’s lives and hear their stories.’
|Cover||Hardcover in decorative box
|Note||With a pigment print (35,6 x 28 cm), signed and numbered (edition of 50)|
|Illustrations||with 93 col. ills|
|Contributors||Robert Cook, Martin Parr|