A Day Off. Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones. Introductions by Ainslie Ellis. Thames and Hudson, London 1974. 14 pp. text + plates. Quarto. First U.K. edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 120 black-and-white reproductions.
"Mention photography and the 1960s and you immediately think of fashion photographers, ultra slim models - a world in black and white. That is not the full story. Today his name is virtually unknown outside photographic circles, but Tony Ray-Jones was arguably the person who shaped a generation of British photographers. Between 1966 and 1969 he worked tirelesly to capture his vison of the English, their rituals and customs and to promote photography as an art form."--check out this BBC feature on Tony Ray-Jones.
Near fine+; slight tilt to spine; light wear to jacket and board edges; trace of foxing to page edges