Martin Parr pays tribute to Scotland in new photo book

Martin Parr pays tribute to Scotland in new photo book
Highland life — The much-loved documentary photographer is releasing 25 years worth of unseen work with his new book, Think Of Scotland.

Martin Parr has been taking pictures of Scotland for over 25 years now. As a result, the much-loved photographer has built an incredible body of work; capturing surreal scenes from all throughout the country.

Now, for the first time, these previously unpublished images are being shared in a new book. The publication, titled Think Of Scotland, aims to offer a new perspective on Scottish life, with Parr looking back affectionately at his travels through Glasgow, Orkney and Edinburgh.

Like much of Parr’s work, the book adds a twist to the country’s classic visual iconography – such as highland games and stunning landscapes – with the photographer reframing each image in a dry, dreamlike way. “I just explore people and things in society, not just in the UK, but all over the world,” Parr told Huck last year. “I’ve met so many people and that’s been a fascinating experience… you do learn about the world we live in.”

GB. Scotland. Glasgow. Rangers fans at the funeral of player Davie Cooper. He died of a brain haemorrhage, three years after retiring from the game. 1995. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Glasgow. Rangers fans at the funeral of player Davie Cooper. He died of a brain haemorrhage, three years after retiring from the game. 1995. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Shetland. 2004. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Shetland. 2004. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Dunoon. Cowal Games. From A8. 2004. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Dunoon. Cowal Games. From A8. 2004. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Inveraray. Highland Games. 2006. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

GB. Scotland. Inveraray. Highland Games. 2006. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

SCOTLAND. Orkney Islands. The East Mainland Show. 2007. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

SCOTLAND. Orkney Islands. The East Mainland Show. 2007. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Think Of Scotland is available to buy on Damiani.

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