Inter-war obsessive, art deco hoarder, and aspiring architectural photographer Philip Butler has set out to document the remains of Great Britain’s 1930s architecture. Amongst these aging structures lie what is left of the country’s first faltering steps into the modern 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 a recent article in the Guardian. He has also contributed an image to Elaine Harwood’s forthcoming book ‘British Art Deco’ published by Batsford.
2019 will see the publication of ‘Odeon Relics’, a photo-book documenting the surviving buildings constructed by the iconic cinema chain in 1930s. This hardback coffee-table style book will feature Philip’s complete contemporary photo series, period photos by John Maltby and an introduction by architectural writer Jason Sayer.
In addition to his architectural work, Philip enjoys photography of all genres and is a member of the RPS.
Philip lives in Great Malvern, Worcestershire with his wife and two young daughters.
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