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I just got his Phaidon book (by Sandra Phillips) and I think its great. Can someone tell me which are his best books as I would like to buy another?
The Last Resort (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Resort-Photographs-New-Brighton/dp/1899235167) is his most widely known and perhaps the best one.
The large Phaidon book by Val Williams is a comprehensive look at his lifes work so far, and as such it brings a lot of his themes together as an explainable progression. But I agree 'The Last Resort' is perhaps the best individual body of work.
The Last Resort is a classic. Great street photography. If you like Parr's macro with flash stuff that he started doing in the 1990's, get Think of England or Common Sense. I also really like Small World, which is kind of between the earlier street stuff and the macro flash stuff.
His more recent books like Mexico aren't that great, IMO.
He has a lot of books! I recently went to an exhibition of his which was just of all the books he has released!
The Last Resort is good.
He is an interesting photographer. It is hard to pick out all the crazy stuff he uses which helps to define his style. I do know before he went digital, he used a 6x7 and then a 35mm, I don't know what flash he used first, but he used a SB-29 (ringflash) more lately. He also when using film used consumer film, one was Fuji Superia.
That's right, I remember reading an interview where he said he used Fuji Superia for Common Sense or Think of England (or both!).
Oh, his most recent book Playas is kind of fun. Don't pay big $$$ for it though. The production is horrid (but that's the point).
Thank you for your suggestions.
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