Anna Fox — Resort 1

Family, 2011

JournalArt & Culture

Camp it Up!

There's plenty of life left in the great British seaside holiday...

Does watching re-runs of Hi-De-Hi make you nostalgic for the golden age of British holidays, when a 99 with two flakes was considered gourmet ice cream and a week at the seaside was the highlight of the year? No? You’re dead inside. Anna Fox appreciates a good bit of holiday camp fun, spending two years at Butlins’ Bognor Regis centre photographing scenes for her Resort 1 book, timed to mark the institution’s 70th anniversary.

Fox’s super-saturated snaps show that the stalwart may have taken a hit from cheap package holidays since its heyday, but there’s plenty of life left at the surprisingly snazzy, family friendly sites. Who needs an expedition to Torremolinos with a couple of wailing toddlers when West Sussex is practically on the doorstep? A special edition of Resort 1 from a limited run of 100 copies – released by Schilt Publishing – each signed and numbered, and accompanied by a print, is available to pre-order directly from Anna with a publication date of September 2013. Resort 2 is on its way next year, looking at adult-only weekends.

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Red Arcade, 2010

Resort 1, Anna Fox

American Pool Hall, 2010

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Hair and Make Up Shop, 2010

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Splash Waterworld, 2011

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Ocean Hotel Restaurant, 2010

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Dance Studio, 2011

Resort 1, Anna Fox

Billy’s Buddies Parent and Toddler Play Area, 2011

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