He studied photography and Manchester Metropolitan university where he is now an Honorary Doctor of Arts
He was first recognised for his black and white photography
He switched to colour photography in 1984
He takes a critical look at modern society e.g.
Foreign travel and tourism
Family and relationships
The colours in this photo are mostly bright, but in the foreground and in the background there are some dark colours which balance the photo out a bit, also there are bits of black scattered around on people. This photo shows framing and because of this it gives you a sense of being trapped in the photo because of how there’s something framing the photo in each way. I think the meaning of this is to show the impact of tourism, to show how overcrowded tourism makes the beaches. I like this photo because I think it looks effective with the different bits of bright colours dotted around, although its crowded and I'm not sure what I'm suppose to look at.
The colours in this photo are mostly bright, it makes the photo very colourful. It shows a woman's face being covered up by a British flag so its showing Parr’s look at modern society. This photo uses the rule of thirds. I think the mean is that he’s showing that people hide behind Britain and the flag. I find it hard to see the meaning of this photo so therefore don’t really like it that much because I don’t really understand it.
The colours in this photo are mostly bright, and interesting. This photo shows simplicity. I think the meaning of this photo is its to show the modern societies love for there dogs. Also I thin this photo is to show that people in Britain I quite eccentric because this is the sort of thing we do. I like this photo because I thinks its unusual and interesting.
The colours in this photo are mostly bright, it gets you’re attention. This photo shows the rule of thirds because both of the seagulls are in the side thirds and aren’t in the centre third. I think the meaning of this is to show that modern society litter all the time and the usual sight of seagulls coming to eat it is a regular thing to see everyday. I like this picture because its not something you’d normally see somebody take a photo of this, but I think its really effective and creative.
The colours in this photo are bright and colourful. This photo shows leading lines because the lines on the cloth lead you into the cup of tea, also it shows simplicity. I think the meaning of this photo is to show that the British tradition of a cup of tea its like a symbol of Britain. I like this because I like the colours and I think they blend well together.
Copying His Style
These photos represent Martin Parr’s style of photography because they both have lots of bright interesting colours that really grab your attention also his style has colours that are really balanced out