Introduction by Edwin Heathcote
- July 2018
- 178 x 228 mm
- HB 116 pp
- 50 Colour
In Seaside Shelters, Will Scott documents and celebrates the wide variety of shelters adorning the British seasides.
A testament to the heyday of British summer holidays and the country’s notorious fickle weather, the shelters now mostly stand deserted. Scott’s talented eye captures the, at times faded, beauty of the buildings.
Most of the shelters were built in the late-19th and early-20th century and cover a wealth of architectural styles, from Victorian to Art Deco to Bauhaus.
Locations range from iconic seaside resorts to lesser-known gems along the coast, including Blackpool, the Isle of Wight, Paignton, Bangor, Exmouth and Cromer.
Published to coincide with the exhibition Seaside Shelters by Will Scott showcasing a selection of the photographs featured in the book at the HENI Gallery, 1st floor, 6-10 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LB which runs from 20th July -19th August 2018.
Will Scott is a photographer and film maker specialising in architectural subjects. Ongoing photographic projects include Seaside Shelters and The Architecture of the Underground. Scott’s photography has been featured in the Financial Times and on the BBC website. He is based in London and Edinburgh.