I've been inspired
to photograph eccentricity, excess and the social whirl. I photographed
parties for the Tatler magazine through the eighties until moving
to New York in 1989 to work for the New York Observer and Vanity
Fair magazine. I moved back to London in 1996 at the moment of it's
renaissance as the centre of the fashionable world.
I've been doing my
own printing and processing in black & white for the last twenty
years. Preferring the discipline of black and white I refused to
work in colour until 1996. I finally relented when I discovered
a way to produce good quality B. & W. images from colour negatives.
However, once I started using colour I began experimenting using
a computer instead of a darkroom. I started to do panoramic pictures
of the social season and of promotional parties. In my red-carpet
series I'm using panoramic time-lapse technique to try to capture
the reality of celebrity media events.
At the moment my work can be seen online at thefirstpost.com, artinfo.com
and many magazines in England and the U.S.
I have an extensive library of pictures. Picture
editors are welcome to search my online archive of over 50,000 images.
One problem of having so many images online is that it can be difficult
finding the right one. Please feel free to contact me with any queries
as sometime I can remember exactly the image that is required. If
you find an image you are interested in using you can order the
high-res image as soon as a reproduction fee has been agreed.I'd
always like to hear about interesting commissions so feel free to
send an email.
This site is very much a work in progress and
will be changing. Comments or suggestions welcome.
Jones: My Life as a social photographer. Guardian Audio by Nick