PETER JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
ABERYSTWYTH, WEST WALES, AUGUST 2016

PETER JONES YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
ABERYSTWYTH, CEREDIGION, AWST 2016

Peter Jones talking with Ffoton, August 2016. Image by Brian Carroll

Peter Jones talking with Ffoton, August 2016. Image by Brian Carroll

Peter Jones at home. Image by Alan Hale

One of Peter's many hand-crafted sculptures around his home.

And felled tree becomes a handmade chair!

After studying at Manchester College of Art and Design in the late 1960's, Peter Jones moved into photography as first assistant to London Advertising photographer John Thornton. But the quieter life of West Wales saw Peter return to run the family Farm and put photography aside for 30 years. His body of subsequent photography (much of it still unseen) includes an intimate record of rural life in West Wales, including his 'Welsh Farming Community' project.

With his health declining in recent years, Peter kindly agreed to Ffoton visiting him at home rear Aberystwyth. We're glad we did: not only is Peter a knowledgeable photographer with a wicked sense of humour but also a very talented artist. Enjoy this in-depth conversation with a very humble but extremely passionate Welsh photographer.

 
I’m just a hick from the sticks
— Peter Jones
 

See below for a selection of Peter's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

Currently being populated with images, you will soon be able to view more of Peter's work on his new website www.peterjones.cymru

You can listen to our recording of Peter's guest talk with Bartosz Nowicki and Peter Evans at Third Floor Gallery in 2015 here >

Gallery images © Peter Jones. Used with permission of the photographer. Podcast images © Brian Carroll and © Alan Hale



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