Paul’s book full of stunning images


Paul’s book full of stunning images

by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A PHOTOGRAPHER has published a new book of images set entirely around Formby’s  pinewoods,  dunes and beach.

Paul B Baker, from Waterloo, put together the photographic project over one hot summer’s day in locations near to Formby Point.

The resulting photobook features a blend of landscapes, nature pictures and portraits, and aims to give the reader a “feel of a perfect summer’s day, when the warmth reaches into the evening and the time seems to last forever.”

Paul said: “Shot over the course of one of those unusually warm, lazy, wonderful British summer days, the images in this series depict an afternoon seeping into evening, as a group of thirty-something friends on the cusp of middle age forget that they have any other responsibilities outside of enjoying that electric thrill of being alive.

“Watching, living, and photographing, it seemed vital to document the moment. But not just men larking as boys – that background buzz too, the summer we ignore.

“So I decided to bring nature into the project - birds and insects humming in the dune grasses, squirrels scurrying through the trees, flowers struggling to drink enough from the earth, nature going about its vital business.”

Entitled ‘The Last Day Of Our Youth’, the 40-page photobook or ‘zine’ was designed and published by Worcestershire-based Art Deco Magpie (ADM) and sold through their website.

Paul continued: “The project is really about making the most of life, but always in the background is the thought of tomorrow and of the responsibilities we can only put on hold for so long, be they family, work, or just thoughts of getting older.

“In my mind, it really felt like the last day of our youth, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to record it and share it with others in this photobook.”

Paul hopes to follow up the release of his first photobook with an exhibition and is currently looking for local venues that will show his work.

The book can be bought at   www.artdecomagpie.com



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