Martin Parr is one of my favorite English photographers who is at his best when he’s shooting people in the everyday.
One of his earliest publications is called Bad Weather (1982), and I can’t help but be amused when I leaf through the pages. Some things change much too often for my comfort, and in this country you can say that again about the weather.
Ireland. Dublin. O’Connell Bridge, 1981
England. Epsom station, 1974
England. Manchester, 1981
England. West Yorkshire. Calderdale. Elland. Jubilee street party, 1977
Ireland, Manorhamilton sheep fair, 1980
Ireland. Mass at the summit of Sheermore, 1980
Ireland. Roscommon races, 1981
England. Elland, 1978
England. Manchester. Arndale Centre, 1981
No further explanation needed on why we don’t walk, we run.
And there’s no telling what the weather’s going to be like tomorrow, but if it’s sunshine and 20 degrees, all will be forgiven.