My name's Dominic Greyer and this place names project started out as sideline which has overtaken my day-job! It first appeared as a tv series called “Lesser Spotted Britain” on UK’s Channel 4 in 2002 but the roots were sown at a much earlier age. From the age of 3 I spent many childhood holidays in the Cumbrian hamlet of Boot and, as a teen, a Danish roadtrip inadvertently passed through Middelfart.
Combine this with a cultural diet that included Monty Python, The Goon Show, Dick Emery, The Two Ronnies and my parents’ love for Ansel Adams’ monochrome landscape photography and the result was 2004’s book “Far From Dull and other places”. A coffee-table book that was equally at home on that shelf in the toilet, this photographic road trip documented the abundant absurdity to be found along the B-roads of the British Isles. A truly quirky, lopsided representation of UK.
This ongoing project has now gone global having evolved into Lesser Spotted Images, publishers of award-winning photographic greeting cards. Should you pass a sign or a word out of place within the landscape and think it deserves to be commemorated please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org