The magazine of the photo-essay
August 2020 back issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
Trivial Persuitsthe English at leisure
When the UK decided to leave the EU, London-born photographer Orlando Gili set out to capture who the English really are. He fixed his lens on the nation’s rather strange love of leisure. This book, now published in a different time, is a document of the freedoms that we now so sorely miss. From horse racing to wartime reenactments, carnivals to clubs, from ancient and quintessential rituals (medieval village bottle-kicking competitions) to the more modern (Santa pub crawls) the image reveal that which unites a divided nation: a relentless desire for organised fun. Trivial Pursuits is a celebration of the community, culture and tradition of the English... recorded just before the world changed.
by Orlando Gili
Royal Gunpowder Mills VE Weekend, Essex
Whitstable Oyster Festival, Kent
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling, Gloucestershire
People’s Vote march, Park Lane, London
Royal Wedding Day street party, Hampshire
Last Night of the Proms, Hyde Park, London
DJ Argue presents Hell in a Cell 2, Shoreditch, London
Bestival, Dorset
Pride, Soho, London
World Cup 2018 England vs Tunisia, Essex
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