SETTLEMENTS
David Spero

It was an absolute pleasure to work intensely and closely, over a long period, with one of the UK’s foremost photographers David Spero on what is not only a fine example of his work, but also a vitally important historical document and resource.

Photographs by David Spero, design: David Spero and SecMoCo. First edition published by David Spero, UK, 2017; edited, and with texts by, David Spero and other contributors; 290x240mm; 256pp; 148 4-color images; casebound with 4-colour dust jacket. Printing, binding, scanning and pre-press: Henry Ling Ltd at the Dorset Press, Dorchester. Scanned from C-type analogue prints.

From the afterword:
[...] To acknowledge the structures and ways of living depicted by the images in this book, and to allow them space to exist, prompts questions about values and modes of living and their environmental impact that many would rather ignore. The threat of human impact on the planet is preferably denied, in order to maintain a consumer utopia with its comforting illusions of limitless consumption. To those like myself who are inspired by these dwellings and the way of life they embody, the images suggest a comity with nature that seeks to create a future in which human beings are a complementary part of the natural landscape within a modern context. A future where human dwelling
is once again more integrated and in harmony with the planet’s ecosystem.

For more information: www.davidspero.co.uk