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My local London racecourses were founded on serving a Victorian social hierarchy from ‘Punters’ to ‘Owning Classes’.


As a passionate people photographer, little had changed as my capture of the pageant of characters began in 2016.


My interest is in conveying a sense of the changing mix, behaviour and attire of those at work and play at my races. Sometimes in sun; sometimes stormy. 


The panel provides a flavour of that shifting dynamic: the declining traditionalists; the growing modernists.


I hope the viewer can spot the shifting diversity and dress informality. The rise of so-called ‘exuberant behaviour’ also caught my eye.  Three aspect ratios gave compositional flexibility in sometimes chaotic race scenes.


Welcome to the ‘New Victorian’ racing community!

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