Hannah Platt – Nosey Parker
In Nosey Parker, Hannah Platt revisits Peter Mitchell's Leeds and surrounding cities five decades after he first picked up a camera. Platt works with a quickness and wry humour where Mitchell is contemplative; drawn to bright colour, graphic lines and typographic treasures.
This series celebrates the everyday. Fleeting beauty, bold type, golden sunrises, and stand-out shop fronts wink to the charm and wit of a very British land. In every nook and cranny, photographer Hannah Platt captures the mundanity of our lives with an appreciation for the people and places, of Leeds and beyond, that showcase their unsupervised humour - which is perfect for a Nosey Parker.
This playful approach is reflected in Platt's approach to design. A strong colour story, laser cut details and a hidden final image engage the viewer and encourage interaction with the book as object as well as photographic narrative.
The book includes a foreword by Peter Mitchell, pioneer of colour photography in British documentary and Leeds institution.
"It is a delight to see the future of everyday Leeds, only imagined in my own work, revealed with such joy."
Hannah Platt is a Leeds based documentary photographer. Her self-published works have found a dedicated fanbase, with her 2020 title 'Out of Order' selling out two editions.