Posted: Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Photographer Tony Ray-Jones is widely known and respected for his social documentary work of England in the 1960s, yet his work for Architectural Review in 1970 is relatively unknown. At the time, using photographers such as Ray-Jones for this kind of assignment was unheard of; architectural photographs tended to be devoid of people, or heavily staged. Ray-Jones was commissioned to work on the housing feature, and his images brought the day to day lives of the people in them into focus. This style of work has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with practitioners such as Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, challenging the traditional approach by showing buildings in use. Jim also uses this approach to his work, and tries to offer the viewer a chance to explore the environments within the image. Posted by Lou.