Another Day Off

This  series of pictures investigates how the English use recreational time

The subject was originally explored by Tony Ray-Jones  in his 1974 posthumously published book "A Day Off".

I started this series  in 2012 and expect to complete the project in 2014,  These pictures record  many of the subtle changes that have taken place in England over the last forty years but more importantly I believe they prove that the eccentric spirit of the English that Ray-Jones captured still exists today. 

At first glance these images should appear ordinary or even mundane however I believe they contain small collisions of coincidence, surreal elements and even a little humour for those that take the time to look. The more I look at these images the more I begin to realise that the English are in danger of becoming hostages to nostalgia.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my work.