2020 sparked a re-energised love of the capital's parks for its many inhabitants, and photographer Sophia Spring was no exception.
Camera in hand, Spring traverses the first dates, family meet-ups, yoga classes, swimming parties and other familiar life activities that suddenly started to take place outdoors.
London is unique for its multitude of green spaces, which occupy some of the most expensive real estate in the world, but yet remain free and communal for all. This book celebrates the salvation that the accessibility of nature brought; and will continue to bring.
London’s parks are its lungs. From great expanses of heath and woodland to meandering rivers and small, vital corners of grass, this book celebrates the city’s myriad green spaces. Breathe it in.
‘This is a portrait of a city that now, as I write, is stepping outside again after a long winter, revisiting friends and family, eating, drinking, flirting, celebrating, a city that is at its liveliest not on its streets but in its scuffed, scrappy, beautiful green spaces.’ – David Nicholls, from the Introduction
Sophia Spring is a well-established portrait and travel photographer based in London. Her clients include The New York Times, Monocle and many more.
Book design by Friederike Huber.
'Parklife: A love letter to London’s green spaces', 128pp, cloth spine, 170 x 225mm. Photography by Sophia Spring. Introduction by David Nicholls.