Sloanes & Rahs by Homer Sykes
. Second impression (2020) of this small Cafe Royal paperback edition in new condition. Edition of 250. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Specifications of Sloanes & Rahs
14cm x 20cm
second print, first printed 2013
Homer Warwick Sykes (born 1949) is a Canadian-born British photographer.
Sykes's father, Homer Warwick Sykes, was a Canadian-born American of English extraction who worked for the China National Aviation Corporation in Shanghai; his mother, Helen Grimmitt, was Canadian born and raised in Hong Kong. The pair were married in August 1947, but in June 1948, in an early stage of his wife's pregnancy, Homer was killed in an accident at Lunghua airfield. Helen returned to her family home in Vancouver, and the son was born three weeks later.
When the boy's mother remarried in 1954, the family moved to England. He was a keen photographer as a teenager, with a darkroom both at home and at boarding school. In 1968 he started a three-year course at the London College of Printing, while sharing a house in St John's Wood. In the summer vacation during his first year, he went to New York, and was impressed by the work of current photographers - Cartier-Bresson, Davidson, Friedlander, Frank, Uzzle and Winogrand - that he saw at the Museum of Modern Art.
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