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Category : Circus/EveryDay People

Exhibition

I needed something to do in January as it is notoriously quiet and I have  barely woken from the slumber of Christmas. Luckily the lovely Janette at BAFTA called to say that they are putting on a small exhibition of photographers work that has been commissioned over the last couple of decades. Its a group exhibition featuring many notable photographers who I will conveniently NOT mention here. So if anyone actually reads this or looks at my Twitter the images […]

Wiggery and Clowns

I’m delighted to now feature,  finally the results of a recent collaboration with Shaun McGrath, a friend and hair stylist who has been producing amazing “wigs” for the last few years. I put wigs in inverted commas because they are more like head sculptures that resemble wigs. “Safety Pins” uses 9000 of them to create a classic “bob” and almost 8000 miniature paper planes were used in the office scene,. We had one of the pictures featured in a group […]

Preview Night at Stratford Circus : Everyday People and other work.

If you would like to come then please RSVP to Alyson@alyson-jones.com.

Publications_Circus II

The exhibition is down but the prints have still garnered some more attention from Image, the magazine of the Association of Photographers where the tightrope image graced the front cover. with a 5 page feature inside. At the same time I as featured in F2 magazine, which is dedicated to freelance photographers. The feature wasn’t just about the project and covered my editorial and television work. The opening page page gave nice coverage to the Launderette image but I’m still […]

PrivateView-Video

Thanks to Bea and Simon for quickly putting this video together of the night.. [wpvideo 0jG0Cvlq]

Private View

Its the morning after so this will be quick.. Thanks to everyone who made the effort and came to the private view last night. It was pretty busy for such a large space and the atmosphere was great, helped along by some fantastic improvised circus from Damiano and Alice who performed some adapted  pieces form their act “Dirty Laundry” which is on now at the Arts Depot, Finchley. Miranda Gavin from Hotshoe magazine was at the exhibition and has written […]

Press

Getting the press to take notice. I have been working for Timeout, The Times Magazine and The Observer for a few years and have a great relationship with the art directors and picture editors on all of them. Yet, it was the editors on all these magazine who we had to persuade that the exhibition was worth a third of a page . The picture editors were wholly supportive and at one point The Times wanted me to shoot Florence […]

Hanging..

The series is finished and is now hanging on the main entrance at The Roundhouse. The effort required to safely hang these pictures has been enormous and my late post of this site down to that. The pictures were printed by Spencer at Digilab London who have been invaluable in getting me the best prices and taking into account that we had to still have really high quality prints. They are printed on a Hannemuhle matt art paper which I […]

BBC Radio London

Listen up tonight……I’m a guest on BBC Radio London’s Late Show at 10pm….talking about my forthcoming circus exhibition at the Roundhouse…. http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/programmes

Old age and the end of the series.

The final idea and a way of bringing the series to a close was to imagine the twilight years and come up with a story that would capture the frustrations of old age and show that despite being slow and infirm our imaginations and desires are just as strong. Seventy year old acrobats are notorious;y hard to come by so we took the very young Conor and put him in the hands of Sam Norman a makeup artist with a […]