Inter-war obsessive, Art Deco hoarder, and photographer Philip Butler has set out to document the remains of Great Britain’s inter-war architecture. Amongst these ageing structures lie what is left of the country’s first faltering steps into the Modernist architectural movement. Often in need of sympathetic renovation, occasionally on the brink of demolition, but always appreciated by those in the locality, Philip has been capturing what is left of ‘yesterday’s future’ while it remains standing.
Philip’s photographs have been published in a number of different magazines and newspapers including the Telegraph a recent article in the Guardian. He has also contributed an image to Elaine Harwood’s new book ‘British Art Deco’ published by Batsford.
October 2019 sees the publication ‘Odeon Relics’, a photo-book documenting the surviving buildings constructed by the iconic cinema chain in 1930s. This hardback coffee-table style book features Philip’s complete contemporary external photo series, selected period photos by John Maltby and an introduction by architectural writer Jason Sayer.
Philip is a member of the Royal Photographic Society with an Associate distinction awarded in October 2019.
Philip lives in Great Malvern, Worcestershire with his wife and two young daughters.
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