07 March 2009

James Ravilious - Genius


I have just watched a tv programme on a photographer I had not heard of before but whose work was stunning.

For over 20 years James Ravilious photographed rural life in North Devon, particularly that of the small holder. Go to these two sites and see his work for yourelf

James Ravilious

The Beaford Centre

12 comments:

CherryPie said...

I have not heard of him before either but there are some wonderful photos on the two sites.

BTW the first link needs amending slightly, it doesn't link direct without a bit of figuring out.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like his work too. It truly is amazing.

Thanks for pointing out the cocked up link!

CherryPie said...

Yes it is amazing work, it has made me think of another photographer whose work I know you would like. I shall look up the links and do a post!

jams o donnell said...

I look forward to seeing the post Cherie

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for the info on James Ravilious, jams! Sorry you hurt your knee. I hope it gets better.

Renegade Eye said...

It was beyond photography. It was like a sketch.

Really good work.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like it Mary. My knee is on the mend but it still hurts and my mobility is limited!

His work is utterly superb eh Ren?

Pisces Iscariot said...

That BBC Four has some good stuff on it :)

jams o donnell said...

It certainly does Pisces

Mark said...

In case you're around the South Bank at all in April/May, the National Theatre is showing some of James's prints:

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/42889/exhibitions/james-ravilious-an-english-eye.html

Anonymous said...

Fascinating, especially as I "know" this area... hardly at all apparently...

jams o donnell said...

His work was amazing wasn't it?