East End of London
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
20.5 x 16 cms (8.06 x 6.29 ins)
Very rare, small and intimate, early vintage print.
Printed on Agfa Brovira photographic paper with no borders.
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso
Stamped, "Photographed and Printed by: Colin Jones"
Inscribed in pencil, "Vintage"
Colin Jones's earliest works date from around 1959-61 when he was still a dancer at the Royal Ballet. Small, and in a variety of sizes, they are often on a heavy-weight textured paper and have a quite different feel from his later work. The Hyman Collection includes several of these works. In contrast to the panoramic feel of much of his later work,with its exploration of the relationship between people and their environment, in these early photographs the focus is often on the intimacy of the foreground subject.
British Photography / The Hyman Collection