There should be some sort of law against this. Sitting in an office while the sun beats down outside, writing about what fun it is at the seaside. Is this really fair? What about my human rights? I would take my laptop and get down to the shore myself for an al fresco shift, but I can’t see it being a very productive working environment. Ah well, I’ll struggle on. As we know all too well, the summer doesn’t last for long, but at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, there’s a chance to snap up a piece of fun in the sun that will last all year.
Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time… is a group show from five leading British photographers with prints available to buy at prices ranging from £500 to £8,000 (+VAT). Mind you, if you can afford eight grand for a print, I’ll wager you don’t holiday at the British seaside very often. The artists concerned are the ice-cream obsessed Luke Stephenson, Welsh coast detritus documenter Mike Perry, pier photographer (and Create GB star) Simon Roberts, abstract seascaper Nicholas Hughes and postcard supremo John Hinde. The exhibition dates are 11 July to 31 August.