Steam Train at Kings Cross, 1962 by Colin Jones
Stream Train 60066 at the platform of Kings Cross, London in 1962. 'Kings Cross' by Colin Jones. Signed and titled in pencil on the reverse, along with the pencilled note: 'Ilford Warm Tone Printed August 2004'. Photographers blind stamp to the front margin 'Photographed & Printed By Colin Jones'; Unframed; No mount; Pre-owned. Image size: 39.5cm W x 27.5cm H. Condition: Very Good.
Born in London in 1936, Colin Jones' creative life followed an unorthodox trajectory: From a working-class childhood in the East End of London to dancing in the English Royal Ballet. Jones bought his first camera whilst on tour in Japan, running an errand for Dame Margot Fonteyn. He soon became a photographer for the Observer newspaper in 1962, and never looked back. Colin Jones is one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of post-war Britain. He has documented facets of social history over years as diverse as the vanishing industrial working lives of the North East (Grafters), Afro-Caribbean youth (The Black House), and the high-octane hedonism of Swinging London with his famous pictures of The Who early in their career (Maximum Who).