Publisher Note

Along this twenty-mile stretch of one of the world's longest coastal mudflats, Richmond’s Love Bites encounters those attempting to find meaning and pleasure within small-town England. Beneath everyday photographs of food banks, punks, pleasure arcades, swingers’ clubs, shelters and new-build houses, Richmond finds a waning unease to his subjects: a listless microcosm of post-austerity, post-Brexit Britain. Love Bites allows these tensions to simmer on the surface: food poverty, isolation, commercial decline, housing precarity, homelessness, unfulfilled desire and longing mingle in the overcast, wide skies of the channel and its flat, sprawling coastline.

Continuing in a long line of British photographers that weave poetry and lyricism into social documentary projects, Richmond uses a delicate colour palette and sympathetic lens to capture the everyday realities of isolation and desire in this corner of Southwest England.


Love Bites

by Tim Richmond

Release Place London, United Kingdom
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2022
Artist: Tim Richmond
ISBN-13: 978-1-912719-34-1
Topics Brexit, Great Britain, Homelessness, Poverty
Language English
Format Faux-leather silkscreened hardcover
Dimensions 28.0 × 22.0 cm
Pages 136