Bored Couples – a photo series about love throughout the decades

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Bored Couples – a photo series about love throughout the decades
Bored Couples – a photo series about love throughout the decades – GB. England. Skegness. From ‘Bored Couples’. 1992.

Bored Couples is a photo series about love throughout the decades, beautifully portrayed by photographer Martin Parr.

This photos series has been compiled into a book, which is available online, right here. Launched back in 1993, Martin Parr’s vision was to capture the essence of what love between two people can turn into over time.

Most people fall in love, get married, and with time, they lose sight of the person standing next to them. They forget what being around that special someone actually felt like and slowly, but steady, they grow apart from one another.

FINLAND. On board a ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm. From ‘Bored Couples’. 1991.
SPAIN. Majorca. Bored Couples. 1993.
SPAIN. Majorca. Bored Couples. 1993.
SPAIN. Majorca. 1993.

RELATED STORIES:

GB. ENGLAND. Paignton. Bored Couples. 1993.
FRANCE. Paris. Bored couples. 1992.
Finland. Ferry between Helsinki and Stockholm. Bored Couples. 1991.
GB. England. Windsor. Safari Park. Bongo Burger Bar. From ‘Home and Abroad’. 1990.

Read the book’s description below:

Book – Bored Couples
Martin Parr
Bored Couples, 1993
(L’Ennui a’ Deux)
A paperback catalogue, which was published by Galerie Du Jour/Agnes B to accompany an exhibition in Paris in early 1993. Colour photographs depict twenty bored couples who have run out of things to say to each other. The book design allows the viewer to open it from the front and from the back, so it reads French one way and English the other.

Published by Agnes B./Galerie Du Jour, 1993.
Designed by Peter Brawne.
Printed by Balding and Mansell, Norwich.
Paperback.
Text in English and French
w 246 x h 240.
72pp
22 colour photos

If you’re interested in exploring the entire photo series and purchasing the book, be sure to visit the official page of this timeless artwork.