This beautiful hardback book from publishers Hoxton Mini Press explores the way English people have fun, from the wild to the tame. Trivial Pursuits contains Orlando Gili’s photographs of people - whether cheese rolling, pram racing or partying in the street - are in fact a tender portrait of a nation in pursuit of happiness.
Featuring photos from: Bestival, Broadstairs Dickens Festival, Bucks Country Show, Cambridge Masquerade Freshers' Ball, Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling, FA Cup Final, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Hallaton Bottle Kicking, Hell in a Cell, Henley Royal Regatta, Jack in the Green, Lambeth Country Show, Last Night of the Proms, Superbull Freshers' Friday, May Morning, Mayday Run, MCM Comic Con London, Noisily Festival, Non-League Day, Notting Hill Carnival, Peaky Blinders Festival, People's Vote March, Pride London, Purim, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Flower Show, Royal Gunpowder Mills VE Weekend, Royal Wedding Day Windsor, Royal Wedding Street Parties, Santacon, Shambala Festival, Sensations Christmas PJ Party, Spice World 2019 Tour, Tetbury Woolsack Races, The Championships, Whitstable Oyster Festival, Windlesham Pram Race, World Cup Semi-Final.
With an introduction by Lucy Davies.
Orlando Gili is a London-based documentary and portrait photographer whose work has featured in The Financial Times, The Sunday Times and Vice, among other international publications and advertising agencies. In between editorial and commercial assignments Gili pursues documentary projects, with a focus on leisure, community and identity.