Shooting Stars: Martin Parr presents Robin Maddock

Maddock’s views and snatches of life are both surreal and individual

Benidorm, Spain, by Martin Parr, 1997. Martin Parr / Magnum
Plymouth, England, a series, 2010. Robin Maddock
Plymouth, England, a series, 2010. Robin Maddock
Plymouth, England, a series, 2010. Robin Maddock
Plymouth, England, a series, 2010. Robin Maddock

Maddock’s work clearly demonstrates that he is a force to be reckoned with within the tradition of British documentary photography. In his second book, God Forgotten Face, he builds a narrative around the city of Plymouth that just seems to work; the project is heightened by being “for and against” his now ex-girlfriend. Maddock’s views and snatches of life are both surreal and individual. He has the enviable ability to turn nothing much into something quite profound. -- Martin Parr

Martin Parr’s work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Robin Maddock, 40, is now based in Los Angeles and Devon, England.