This article was first published in the March/April 1981 edition of Creative Camera magazine, a special double issue entitled ‘British Photography Now’. Moore was talking to art historian Ian Jeffrey, and the interview took place just prior to the opening of Moore’s major retrospective, held at London’s Hayward Gallery. This show was only the second exhibition by a living British photographer to be held there. The first had been Bill Brandt in 1970.
This article was the first time Raymond Moore had work published in a photographic magazine. It is from Issue 36 of Camera Owner in June 1967, the precursor of Creative Camera, and was written by J S Lewinski.
In 1984, in the September 15 edition of Amateur Photographer, David Brittain (later to become editor of Creative Camera) wrote an article entitled ‘Moore Land’.
Whilst inevitably geared in part to the kind of readership that Amateur Photographer attracts, the article was a thorough and enlightening look into Moore’s approach to making what he himself called ‘shots’.
Reproduced in full here is the introduction to Ray-Jones’ first and ground-breaking book ‘A Day Off‘, the book that he did not live long enough to see published. Written by Ainslie Ellis, a contributing editor for The British Journal of Photography at the time, and used in that journal two years previously, it gives an excellent overview of Ray-Jones’ life and work.
This article on Tony Ray-Jones, written by the late Peter Turner, appeared in the July 1988 issue of Creative Camera magazine.
As far as I can ascertain, the first time that non-assignment photographs by Tony Ray-Jones were published in the UK was in the October 1968 issue of Creative Camera magazine, then under the editorship of Bill Jay.
The magazine featured on the cover one of the photographs Ray-Jones had made during his stay in America and the article comprised a statement by him, together with a comment on the work by Frank Charlton. These are reproduced in full below.