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Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Bowes Museum. 

The first thing I saw at the entrance to the gallery for this exhibition was a glass case filled with memorabilia from Tony-Ray Jones, a particular Martin Parr touch given his love for ephemera. 603 more words


Reportage: Research: Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones, much like Martin Parr, could be described as an anthropological photographer with a distinct interest in the British way of life. He mainly operated in the 1960s before he unexpectedly died from illness. 106 more words


Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones was an influential British post-war photographer who is best remembered for his light-hearted, quirky images of the English social landscape. The documentation of his fellow countrymen engaged in various leisure activities embodied a uniquely distinctive vision; quite a departure from the objective style of the 1960s war photographer. 277 more words


Three views of a secret

To the uninitiated,  street photography (SP) might seem a hap hazard activity pursued by camera toting odd balls looking to sneak shots of random strangers. While there is certainly no prohibition on odd balls using cameras, the serious street photographer is likely up to something much more structured and possibly even quite profound. 1,297 more words

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December 9: Missing

December 9: Even the most conscientious of bloggers must have a day off, I think. It’s midnight and I haven’t posted. I feel a compulsion to write something for yesterday and all sorts of photographers coincide in some way with this date; Karl Blossfeldt being one. 304 more words

Text And Image

An image borrowed, and something true.

I read once that the American comedian and film star Steve Martin likened his life to the moment when you sit on a chair, let it rock  back, and try to find that moment where a couple of inches one way will bring you back to safety, and a couple of inches the other will lead to an undignified heap on the floor. 409 more words

Assignment 2 - The final idea

It has taken a long time to get to grips with this assignment, and until now I have had no sensible ideas of what to photograph. 446 more words