Martin Parr Journal

Martin Parr Journal

A8’ is part of a series of John McAslan + Partner (JMP) Journals. It documents life along the A8 and river Clyde with photography by Magnum photographer Martin Parr. Parr, whose photography is well known for its oblique approach to social documentary, recorded the towns and its people who live and work there. According to John McAslan, “Martin Parr’s photographs capture the essence of human experience, but even in its most bleak moments there is always an underlying element of humour'. The approach to the layout of the journal and the choice of a large format allow Parr’s images to breathe, the designer's juxtaposition of images adds an extra layer of humour.

Client information

John McAslan + Partners

John McAslan + Partners is an architectural and design practice with a focus on masterplanning and design for commercial facilities as well as education, transportation, residential and the arts. With an early reputation for rational, detail conscious design, the architects deliver new-build architecture as well as rejuvenating old and historic buildings.

The practice has been awarded World Architect of the Year and Transport Architect of the Year in recent years.