Ootlier 1; Drymen Show by Tom Barr & Kate Davies
The first volume of Ootlier zine from the camera of Tom Barr with an introduction by Kate Davies exploring the Drymen show. Striking portraits and photography of the people, animals and general atmosphere, taken by Tom Barr are collected togetther in this stunning visual documentation of a historic event.
Held since 1816, the Drymen show is an important annual occasion for the rural communities of Strathendrick. Cattle, sheep and working animals of all kinds compete for prestigious local prizes, and the spectacle of mighty Clydesdale horses drawing carts and carriages is guaranteed to draw a crowd. But the show is the work of people too, and in this beautifully designed small book, we document the shared endeavour of the humans and animals who contribute to its continued popularity and success. With photography by Tom Barr and an introductory essay by Kate Davies, Ootlier issue 1 is produced in celebration of the hard work of the Drymen show--Scotland's oldest 1 day agricultural event.
The paperback edition comprises 56 pages and is printed and bound by Bell & Bain in Glasgow.