England’s is a strange places funny, complex and sad. Distance yourself from it, experience other cultures- then look again.
The strangeness becomes almost overwhelming.
This is a powerful and perceptive view of England in the eighties.
Musing ideas of ‘pleasure’ Chris Steele-Perkins explores a public, ritual face that cuts across class and location.
What we see is not only familiar it is also frequently disturbing.
[From the back cover]