The British Seen

This gallery of images is from a documentary project I produced about leisure time in Great Britain between 1973 and 1978.

Above the Wall, Epson, England
Above the Wall, Epson, England
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Sunday Newspaper, Blackpool, England
Sunday Newspaper, Blackpool, England
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The Winner, Malvern Wells, England
The Winner, Malvern Wells, England
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The Loser, Malvern Wells, England
The Loser, Malvern Wells, England
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Arcade Couple, Blackpool, England
Arcade Couple, Blackpool, England
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Young Farmer's Rally, Usk, Wales
Young Farmer's Rally, Usk, Wales
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Observation Deck, Blackpool, England
Observation Deck, Blackpool, England
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Horse, Windsor, England
Horse, Windsor, England
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The Poser, Malvern Wells, England
The Poser, Malvern Wells, England
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Fancy Dress Party, Newport, Wales
Fancy Dress Party, Newport, Wales
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Horn Dancer, Little Dean, England
Horn Dancer, Little Dean, England
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Seaside, Blackpool, England
Seaside, Blackpool, England
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Grand Stand, Epson, England
Grand Stand, Epson, England
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Flower Show, Chelsea, England
Flower Show, Chelsea, England
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Final Stretch, Epson, England
Final Stretch, Epson, England
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Family Lunch, Windsor, England
Family Lunch, Windsor, England
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Car Jam, Ascot, England
Car Jam, Ascot, England
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Brass Band, Trelleck, Wales
Brass Band, Trelleck, Wales
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Regatta, Monmouth, Wales
Regatta, Monmouth, Wales
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A Better View, Badminton, England
A Better View, Badminton, England
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All images © David Olds, 2016

Praise for The British Seen

“These images are remarkable for their visual organization, social insight, gently satiric humor and genuine warmth. Olds’ framing and timing emphasize a spontaneous moment that almost seems choreographed.”

 - Black & White Magazine, 2016