Philip Butler ARPS is a Worcestershire based photographer focusing primarily on documenting the remains of Great Britain’s inter-war architecture. Amongst these ageing structures lie what is left of the country’s first steps into the Modernist and Art Deco movements. Often in need of sympathetic renovation, occasionally on the brink of demolition, but increasingly seen as important pieces of our heritage, Philip has been capturing what is left of yesterday’s bold futuristic creations in the Twenty-First Century.
Philip’s photographs have been published in a number of different magazines and newspapers including C20 Magazine, RPS Journal, The Modernist, La Vangaurdia Sunday Magazine and online in the Guardian and the Pictorial List. He also contributed an image to Elaine Harwood’s 2019 book Art Deco Britain published by Batsford.
2019 saw the publication of Odeon Relics, an annotated photo-book documenting the surviving buildings constructed by the iconic cinema chain in the 1930s. This hardback features Philip’s complete contemporary photo series, period photos by John Maltby and an introduction by architectural writer Jason Sayer.
Philip’s new book Small Hours, a series based on a side-project capturing artificial light after dark was published in November 2020.
Philip is also one of the founding members of the Art Deco Society UK, a not-for-profit organisation celebrating all forms of design from the UK between the wars.
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