"I want my pictures to bite like the images in Bunuel’s films which disturb you while making you think. I want them to have poignancy and sharpness but with humour on top.
My aim is to communicate something of the spirit and the mentality of the English, their habits and their way of life, the ironies that exist in the way they do things, partly through tradition and daily anachronisms in an honest and descriptive manner, the visual aspect being directed by the content. For me there is something very special and rather humorous about the “English way of life” and I wish to record it from my particular point of view before it becomes more Americanized. We are at an important stage in our history, having in a sense just been reduced to an island or defrocked and, as De Gaulle remarked, left naked. Nudity is perhaps more revealing of personality than a heavily clothed figure."
Good - Very Good / Dust jacket has some general shelf wear and some light staining here and there. Inside in very good condition with a tiny hint of edge discolouration.
Author Tony Ray-Jones
Title A Day Off
Publication year 1974
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Thames & Hudson