Alex Wolfe-Warman was born in Weston-Super-Mare in 1965. He left age 17 and returned aged 42. This book is a response to that return. As a teenager he could not wait to get out of Weston, on his return 25 years later Wolfe-Warman found a much more beautiful and interesting place, than the one he left years before. Of course that was due to a change of perception, not reality. Perception is the main theme. What is ugly, beautiful, sad, happy, melancholy, depressing ,uplifting, nostalgic, progressive and how do we arrive at these conclusions? In My Hometown Wolfe-Warman asks this question and lets the viewer decide.
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Weston-Super-Mare My Home Town
Self published 2016
57 photographs across 128 pages
Designed by Joe Burt at Wild Spark Design.
“My Home Town is a poignant work with a mixture of sorrow, humour, and history very cleverly balanced.”
Charlie Waite – Landscape photographer and founder of Landscape Photographer of The Year
“I am enjoying My Home Town. Great photographs. “
Benjamin Zephaniah – writer and poet
Chris Kerridge –
Picked up a copy of this book the other day and have to say that the photographs by Alex are truly wonderful.These beautiful photographs show Weston Super Mare and the surrounding areas in a completely different way and made me think how we sometimes are not aware of what’s around us.
Danny Skyrme –
Most excellent, can’t imagine a Westonian who would not enjoy this. Fantastic gift for that awkward relative! Don’t just sit there, buy a copy
Dominic Ridge –
This book is a breath of fresh air in the photographic world of overly photoshopped images. Really like Alex’s approach as he states in his intro about getting it right in camera with minimal post production.
Being a Westonian myself the photographs made in his book are recognisable but seen with a keen photographic eye, wonderful composition, sensitivity to light and simplicity. Not easily achieved I might say.
I would recommend anyone with a love of Weston or an interest in photography or both to purchase this book.
Less is more and the collection of photographs in this book Alex has made are testament to that.
Happy viewing future owners of this book.
Rachael Tattershall –
Strongly recommend ,a brilliant book.
Ronald Searle –
I really enjoyed Alex Wolfe-Warman talk at the launch of his book My Home Town.
He was able to encapsulate his thoughts about various aspects about growing-up, leaving and returning to Weston. Whilst the sense of place and belonging are not shown through the lens of nostalgia but very much in the present. OK, it’s not that far from the poetry of Homer.
In his book of some fifty-seven black and white photographs, with a style and design which until now, seemed to be the reserve of places like Paris or New York. It almost demands… So why not Weston-super-Mare.
To which l echo, why not indeed!
Charlie Waite –
My Home Town is a poignant work with a mixture of sorrow, humour and history very cleverly balanced. I do wish you much deserved success with it.