John Myers: Looking at the Overlooked Interview

“However hard I tried to ‘illustrate’ an aspect of the urban environment, to unmask and present how this sleepy, suburban environment ‘functioned’ and fitted together somehow it always failed”.

Tony-Ray Jones: “A Day Off: An English Journal” (1974)

Blackpool, Lancashire,1968 ‘I want my pictures to bite like the images in Bunuel’s films which disturb you while making you think. I want them to have poignancy and sharpness but with humour on top.’ – Tony Ray-Jones By Ainslie Ellis, originally published as the introduction in A Day Off, and English Journal, 1974. In San Francisco […]

Tony Ray-Jones: “Photographs of America and England” (1968)

Originally Published in Creative Camera, Issue 52, October 1968 In an era of pop commerce, and out of the gimmick-ridden world of lucrative non-art, it is refreshing to discover a photographer who – by-passing the slick ploy of self-conscious fashion cult – has an eye for What Is. His hand does not finger the lining […]

Tony Ray-Jones Interviews Brassai” Pt. I (1970)

“I think education and intelligence (are) important, but not art. Not artistic education…” – Brassai   Brassai with Tony Ray-Jones, Creative Camera, April, 1970 Tony Ray-Jones: How did you start your life? Brassai: I was born in Transylvania in 1899. My father was a teacher of French literature. He lived in Paris and loved it […]