Remembering The King – Elvis Festival In Porthcawl, Wales

Elvis Rings

 

Documentary Photographer Dan Wood is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from his project ‘$10 Prayer Book‘.  To see Dan’s projects click on any image.

 

Baby Elvis

Baby Elvis

 

Elvis Army

Elvis Army

 

Jimmy Elvis

Jimmy Elvis

 

‘$10 Prayer Book’ Is a reference to a gift that Welsh singing sensation, Tom Jones, received from Elvis Presley, his good friend for many years. During this friendship the pair exchanged many gifts, but the Prayer books Tom Jones’ most treasured.

I feel that this gift bridges the enormous gap between Wales, Memphis and Elvis…The King.

The International Elvis Festival which is held annually in the small seaside town of Porthcawl, South Wales (UK) is now in it;s 12th year. Although now regarded as something of a big ‘booze-up’ it is growing in popularity, bringing in fans from far and wide for the tribute acts and general party type atmosphere.

I have been documenting the festival for the past 6 years.

 

Teddy Boy Elvis

Teddy Boy Elvis

 

Elvis Ornament

Elvis Ornament

 

Shop

Shop

 

Graceland

Graceland

 

Elvis Tattoo

Elvis Tattoo

 

Elvis Fan

Elvis Fan

 

See also:

The Street Chronicles

By Dan Wood

 


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