These Photos Uncover The Inherent Beauty In Hand Dryers

Harry Rosehill
By Harry Rosehill Last edited 30 months ago
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 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.

Last Updated 13 August 2020