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Nostalgic Photographs by Ian Howorth Frame the Nuances and Liminal Moments of British Life

January 26, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Ian Howorth, shared with permission

Ian Howorth frames the seaside villages and debris-laden roadsides that populate the U.K. through evocative, nuanced photographs captured with 35 mm film. Born to a British father and Peruvian mother, Howorth moved often as a child before settling in the U.K. Today, his view on rural towns is idiosyncratic and wavers between an insider’s knowledge and someone just passing through. His largely cinematic shots of abandoned vans, ashtrays left outside, and residents on the street are ripe with nostalgia and feature a distinct sense of place, although the Brighton-based photographer is wary about sharing exact locations.

In recent years, Howorth has shifted to capturing “in-between moments – a rest stop, a chance encounter, en route to someplace else,” he shares in an Instagram post about his now sold-out collection In Passing. Some prints from this broad collection are still available from Open Doors Gallery, where you also can explore an extensive archive of his work. (via This Isn’t Happiness)


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