Christian has always played in his books with the difference between context and the exactness of his pictures. This time a bit more context than the last (Redheaded Peckerwood), brilliantly beating the second book curse.
Martin Parr and cohorts have always been keenly interested in how pictures get used in books. Every kind of picture here, the good, the bad, and the boring, but also almost every interesting way photographs can be contextualized by a book.
A book with little to recommend it. Not very well designed, only adequately printed, and spiral bound. Photographs with an eloquent sensibility, and the right story, make all of this not matter at all. A great book.