Today we show Gary Watts series from behind the scenes of the Northern seaside town of Blackpool. Shot in a style in a classic 80’s documentary style simular to that of Paul Graham, Paul Seawright and Paul Reas (All the Paul’s!) Looking at these images its hard to picture these once heyday busy tourest attractions ever coming back to life.
“Blackpool Tower remains synonymous as a national and international landmark that transcends many decades of cultural and social spectacle, entertaining and enthralled generations throughout the course of its time. The images created throughout this enquiry announce Blackpool Tower in modern terms and by gazing upon these images, the Tower’s continued ability to enthral and entertain remains.”- Gary Watts
The Blackpool show at the AOP Gallery, London opens today, be sure to check that out if you in the area and fancy a free drink or two.
Blackpool & The Fylde University
81 Leonard Street
14-19th June 2011
Private view: Wed 14th June 6-8pm