Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Great Yarmouth (2) - Tony Ray-Jones Exhibition

Tony Ray-Jones was an English Photographer born in 1941 and died at age 30 in 1972. The Tide and Time exhibition in Great Yarmouth featured his photographs. These were put together by one of my favourite photographer, Martin Parr.

You can read about him on wikipedia here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Ray-Jones

His work in this exhibition was totally monochrome. One of my lasting impressions after seeing this exhibition is how he took photos of people who had no interaction with the camera, in fact a lot of the photos had the people walking / looking out of the frame. This is the exact opposite to what is currently classified as good club photography. I was so impressed with his images that during the next two days in Yarmouth I tried to emulate his style. The exhibition is called 'Only in England' and is on till April.

One of his quotes where displayed...

"Photography can be a mirror and reflect life as it is, but I also think it is possible to walk, like Alice, through the looking glass and find another world with the camera" - Tony Ray-Jones













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