Pleasure in Leisure

Murray, Matthew (2014) Pleasure in Leisure. Port.

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Abstract

Photographer Matthew Murray unveils his latest photo essay, exploring the British obsession with our annual summer holiday… Matthew Murray’s latest series of photographs explores pleasure in leisure. In this small selection, taken from his larger body of work, Murray travelled to many tourist destinations to observe how tourists behave, prepare and enjoy their travels. Through his photographs Murray observes how his subjects encapsulate the essence of their whole holiday in just a single snap shot.[/one_half] Many of us agree an annual, ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday is what we aspire to. And that picture postcard reminder, be it of the Holy Land Experience, Benidorm, Las Vegas, Cairo or the French Riviera, allows us to dispense with the daily drudgery of work . But the snap shot so central to the holiday memory is generally left on our computer desktop to fester for months, if not years. Through this series Murray asks, Do you really wish you were here?

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Port Magazine, Travel, Holiday, travel, vacation, sun, sea, documentary photography, photo story
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV1199 Games and amusements
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV191.2 Outdoor Life. Outdoor recreation.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Matthew Murray
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 14:48
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4537

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