JONATHAN PARKIN ARTIST

TEN FAGS AND A BOX OF MATCHES

Paintings by Jonathan Parkin

These paintings are about the past, a vivid time in my memory towards the end of the 60s and onset of the 70s. A time at the ‘fag end’ of my dad’s prodigious smoking career, and the beginning of mine.

It was a time when everyone seemed to smoke; a time of nicotine stained taprooms, grotty ashtrays, tepid beer and lock-ins; a time of coupons and catalogues; a time before health warnings and wraparound tumour graphics.

They are a hymn to my father and that distant rose-tinted analogue past; a time long before Brexit, Trump, global warming, the internet and clever phones; a time before the world turned lax and sour.

A time of course that never really existed, or as L.P. Hartley famously wrote: The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

jonparkin58@gmail.com

CONTACT JONATHAN

NEWS

STILLS SHOOT FOR DAVINA McCALL
Stills shoot for Davina McCall Fitness in Tunbridge Wells by our two photographers Tim Nathan and Graeme Williams.
LUCY BELL GALLERY EXHIBITION
"It is as if the drama and anticipation of changing skies and moody seas echo the complication and confusion of our troubled minds. These scenes witnessed through a lens and cast within a frame speak of personal human pain, experiences and circumstances, temper our suffering. The sea and sky bring us a calm wonder and visceral moments in time. Nature's visual gift to us is that of peace and joy." EDDIE KNIGHT
CLARE CLARKSON  PRODUCTION DESIGN​
CLARE CLARKSON PRODUCTION DESIGN​ Commercials. Films. Promos. Documentaries. Working with Clare to keep her high profile media presence up to date.
BOSS DOOR CONTROLS
High quality technical product photography for Boss Door Controls
DIRK NEL Director of Photography
Web development for award winning DOP Dirk Nel