Wonderful Martin Parr comparison in Daily Telegraph
It is not an easy leap from Italian football to British speedway, but it has to be made to pay appropriate attention to Shale Britannia: A Sideways Glance at Speedway (Methanol Press, £15). The title barely does the work justice, for it is not so much a glance as a full-on stare. It is an almost entirely pictorial record of the quixotic sport, compiled by Jeff Scott, who is splendidly privileged to be Writer in Residence at Eastbourne Stadium.
There is more than a hint of the great, sly realist Martin Parr in Scott’s photographs, which capture a scene that has barely changed in many respects since the Seventies. It is a very attractive volume, neatly designed by Rachael Adams, and anyone who has ever caught the whiff of Castrol R on the evening air will love it.
ANDREW BAKER, Daily Telegraph 24th January 2008
This is a lovely review and huge (unmerited) honour to feature in the same sentence as the totally excellent Martin Parr! To learn more and to see some of his wonderful work click here