Saturday, 9 May 2009

The English motorway system

This is my first film feature, a sort of trailer for my roads book. Hope you like it. Please imagine the soundtrack as 'The English Motorway System' by Black Box Recorder, which I can't include for copyright reasons. Please also ignore all the stuff at the end after the final credits - these are outtakes that I can't seem to get rid of.

An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own.


  1. Well done Joe. Although I don't think Cannes beckons it is a very well put together video and certainly makes me want to buy - I stress buy - your forthcoming book. In fact probably two copies since I want to give one as a present. My only regret is that I have NO IDEA of who Black Box Recorder are. I shall look them up on Amazon immediately!

  2. Are some of these photos from Martin Parr's 'Boring Postcards'?

  3. Enjoyed this, Joseph. Needs the music, tho; we should be able to work something out the next time you're over this direction.

  4. I have barely heard of Black Box Recorder either. I only know they did a rather haunting song called 'The English Motorway System' that you can get on iTunes.

    One or two of these might be in Parr's book but I also have my own sourcing arrangements for boring postcards!