These Photos Uncover The Inherent Beauty In Hand Dryers

These Photos Uncover The Inherent Beauty In Hand Dryers

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Hand dryer covered in stickers
Birds Nest, Deptford

How many ways are there to dry your hands?

That's the question photographer Samuel Ryde is trying to answer in his new book, appropriately titled Hand Dryers. It's filled with photos of different types of hand drying apparatus from all over the world. Ryde believes that each hand dryer is unique with its own story to tell, which is why he decided to photograph hundreds of them.

The book's dryers are from around the globe, but here are some London specific ones.

Sainsbury's, Whitechapel
Mural surrounding hand dryer
Bollywood Stories, Holborn
Caravan, Bankside
By Chloe, Fitzrovia
The Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge
E Pellicci, Bethnal Green
Hideaway Jazz Bar, Streatham
Old school hand dryer in white loos
Mildmay Working Men's Club, Newington Green
Pink flamingo themed hand dryer
The Courtyard, Fulham
Missing hand dryer indentation
London Fields Pub, London Fields

All images from Hand Dryers by Samuel Ryde published by Unicorn © Samuel Ryde 2020.

An exhibition of some of the photographs from Hand Dryers will be on at the TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt St, WC1X 0LN, from 16-20 March 2020. Exhibition open weekdays by appointment only, 10am - 5pm.

Last Updated 06 February 2020