Lovely Day 2004 - 2006 . UK
Photos : Adrian WM Jones
Photo Documentary : Lovely Day 2004 -2006
Growing up in In England I was always fascinated by the ordinary, I was inspired by the work of Mike Leigh with films such as Naked, the photos of Martin Parr and more so the images he curated by John Hinde and his postcards for Butlins. There was also a popular stocking filler on the shelves that year called 'Crap Towns', for some reason, now more than ever crappy England seemed to be at the forefront of many peoples minds. All of these influences had tapped into the artery of ordinary England and packed so much of it in. Looking back I suppose my aim with this series was to take it the other way, make the ordinary even more ordinary, hovering somewhere around dreary memories of around 1981 a time deeply engraved in my vision of England (I was only 4 years old) while shooting in 2005 and make it in some way faintly captivating. The images I shot in England always came from a very personal place, a visual exorcism, I invested my time creating narratives about everyday routine, developing negatives and finding a ordinary images which stood out from a bunch of other ordinary images excited me. I could ramble on for a while but I think the word I am looking for to describe all this is.. banal.
Adrian WM Jones
Adrian Jones is a Connecticut based architectural photographer & documentary photographer. With over 20 years in the field he has worked in many areas of the film and photography industry and now uses his vast experience to focus on photographing architecture for architects and personal documentary projects.