Michael Owen Jones
Micky Jones, the photographer, was born at age 12 or 13 when his sixth-grade teacher showed him how to develop photos in a makeshift darkroom in the school basement. He bought his first Speed Graphic camera on his 16th birthday. It was used but it still cost him $100, which meant selling a lot of cherries at 10 cents a pound and selling a lot of carboard boxes gathered from his father’s furniture store and sold to the local baker.
He shot pictures for high school events and school newsletters with that camera. He carried it to California, where he learned to be an aircraft mechanic. It was too heavy to take with him to the RCAF on base at Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire England, but he used it when he first started UBC as a veteran. He bought his second Speed Graphic while at UBC, because he had to own his own camera to work at the Vancouver Sun.
Micky Jones passed away in January, 2018 in Bellingham, WA.
A limited selection of fine art prints is available through Saatchi Art.
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