During the course of Simon’s journey around England members of the public were invited to post ideas of events and leisure pursuits that he could photograph, thereby positioning him alongside his fellow countrymen and attempting to involve the ‘English', to a certain degree, in their own representation. The ideas that were posted provide an interesting snapshot of the country in 2008 and work alongside Simon’s photographs. They illustrate what's important to people and explore their own thoughts on notions of Englishness.
You can read all the ideas below or download a pdf here
November 11, 2008 - 06:15 AM
How about taking pictures of a scooter rally or photos of owners with their lambretta scooters in their home environment? These scooters are an obsession for many English people and lots of owners have at least three or four. Patriotism seems to play a big part as well, even though the scooters are of Italian origin. I own a few Lambrettas and know plenty of people in the scene so feel free to get in touch if this sounds like a good idea.
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