5. Chris Jones — ‘365 Days On Planet Earth Pt. 1’


Atmospherics fog and drip through the efforts of Jacob Harris, probably the UK’s leading videomaker now working — his long lens is less claustrophobic than Bill Strobeck’s, letting the spots, places, squishy ocean creatures and, importantly, his Isle-aligned subjects room to shape the part or clip or whatever it may be. It was Chris Jones earlier this year living and surviving abroad and at home, conveying gray skies, memory, apprehension, comfy sweaters, switch backside ledge tricks and sometimes gathering one’s self inward to fit through tight spaces. All the brick and muted tones and plinking piano easily carve a place for this alongside the best of Britain’s output over the past 20 years.

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2 Responses to “5. Chris Jones — ‘365 Days On Planet Earth Pt. 1’”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I’m guessing Jacobi Carozzi “stazione centrale” and Gilbert Crockett’s part in Mother will be in the top five.

  2. andy smoke Says:

    great choice, and good write-up.
    thank you for all the posts this year, I enjoy your writing a lot

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