I want to tear my fucking eyes out.
That's a terrible picture. I've taken hundreds of similar shots, some worse, many better, and so have lots of other people. Martin Parr is the master of this style, but this is incompetently framed and incompetently exposed.
@3 -- Martin Parr is god. I have one of his photographs, also a cracking good book portraying British life.
My only quibble with your comparison is that his pictures are colour-pregnant and sharp to the point of being severe whereas this one is shot through a bleaching cloud of light.
Martin Parr IS god, but I didn't say this looked like one of his. Martin Parr might have been able to get a decent picture here, I don't know, but this guy didn't. This looks like something you'd throw out when you got it back from Bartell's. Or worse, a cell phone shot. Actually, Parr did a whole series of cell phone shots that were, naturally, brilliant.
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