Off the Shelf – ONLY IN ENGLAND, TONY RAY JONES

I have a substantial amount of photo-books. This is a log of the books I most frequently take off the shelf.

Tony Ray Jones is many of my clients’ (who I print for) favourite British photographer. Martin Parr, a friend of Ray Jones, curated an exhibition (Only in England) in 2014 including several previously unprinted images. Unfortunately TRJ died in 1972 at 30 years of age.

His images are more complex than, say, a Cartier Bresson and are packed with humanity and a fondness for his subjects.  The exhibition showed how much care Ray Jones took to develop his eye and in doing so became the foremost chronicler of English life.

Here’s a link for more in formation on the book.

Click here for a Wikipedia entry on TRJ




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