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New York

High Life / Low Life

April 15, 2024 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781788842556
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Description

o Reveals the story of New York as the nineties unfolded

o Captures the city at its most extravagant and its most vulnerable

o Features Donald and Ivana Trump, Michael Milken, Johnny Depp, Robert Mapplethorpe and more

o Follow-up to the critically acclaimed Oxford: The Last Hurrah and England: The Last Hurrah

'In England, I'd become too well-known as a Tatler photographer. It was wonderful to be invisible again.' At the end of the 1980s, society photographer Dafydd Jones began a new life in New York. He had been hired by Vanity Fair to attend the most talked-about parties in the city and soon found himself descending into a world of human tableaux, ladies who lunch, princesses in powder rooms and dachshunds scrapping over canapés. Camera at the ready, Jones quickly filled the society pages of the illustrious magazine, snapping the likes of Leona Helmsley, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and Imelda Marcos as they celebrated, mourned and unravelled in the bright lights. During the day, he captured the city streets and the ordinary citizens grounded in the real world. In these pages, the author of England: The Last Hurrah reveals the story of New York, the highs and the lows, as the '90s unfolded in front of his expert lens. 'Mr. Jones goes about his business with cheery zest and a wicked eye.' - New York Times, 1993

About this Author

ISBN: 9781788842556
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 120
Publisher: Acc Publishing Group Ltd
Published: 2024-04-15

Reviews

"Compared with today's cyborgian beauty standards and levels of PR polish among high-profile people, the images feel refreshingly intriguing and human."

"Jones has every right to be considered alongside Yousuf Karsh and Henri Carter-Bresson. Detached, ironic, with a great feel also for the street scenes of the poor. He should have been at Jay Gatsby's parties."

"Working the city's social scene with his Leica M4-2 and Starblitz flashgun, Jones chronicled the era's mystique and couture, its pomp, big budgets and big personalities."

"New York: High Life/Low Life might be small in scale, but it packs a time-travelling sucker punch."

"Dafydd Jones's photography conjures a lost era of 1990s New York."

"...one of the most brilliant observers of the English upper bourgeoisie..."

"His New York book... captures a time and a place better than just about any published folio."

"The decade turned out to be the swan song for Manhattan's high society, the term used to define the most powerful and privileged folks in town, a latter-day version of the coterie tagged "The 400" in HBO's The Gilded Age... And no one captured their glamour, antics, excesses and guiltlessly indulgent ways better than Jones."

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