A Day Off by Tony Ray-Jones. First edition first impression in near fine condition. There is a previous owner inscription to front end page. No other markings. Pages clean, spine firm. There is some toning to front of jacket. No other markings, it has been price clipped. Please see pictures.
About A Day Off: An English Journal
In A Day Off: An English Journal is a work of an almost anthropological nature, which was very much the style of Ray-Jones. His images are a beautiful documentation on British society. They show the English, their quirks and their idiosyncrasies with a touch of humour and nostalgia.
About Tony Ray-Jones
Tony Ray-Jones (7 June 1941 – 13 March 1972) was an English photographer who studied at the London School of Printing, where he concentrated on graphic design. In the early 1960s he obtained a scholarship that enabled him to join Yale University School of Art, on the strength of photographs he had taken in north Africa from a taxi window.
His photographs of festivals and leisure activities are full of a somewhat surreal humour, and show the influence of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Homer Sykes, as well as his own collection of the work of Sir Benjamin Stone. Ray-Jones’s work documenting people living on housing estates in Britain was published in an issue on housing in 1970, and were included in his second unsuccessful submission to join Magnum Photos.
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