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︎︎︎ Near the border with Austria. Passau, Germany.



‘Michael Thomas Jones documents the current European landscape in which the railways are used both as method and metaphor. The tracks connect the countries with each other and enable smooth traffic. But what remains of European solidarity in an era of protectionism, nationalism and fear of the foreign? The United Kingdom, which has been linked to the mainland via the Chunnel since 1994, was the first to leave the European Union. The idealism of a social and inclusive Europe is under pressure.’  - Bert Danckaert. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.






The Aletti palace Hotel. Formerly Petain’s Ministry of War. Vichy, France.
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‘In 1981 and 1982, photographer Paul Graham travelled up and down the A1, the longest road in the UK, documenting his journey through the heart of Britain with the series A1, The Great North Road. London-based photographer Michael Thomas Jones takes his cues from Graham with THE A9 PROJECT, which sees him traverse the longest motorway in Scotland to document how people intend to vote in today's referendum on independence. In a nod to Graham's work, Jones has also installed his images at the London crossroads where the A1 finally meets the A9 – you can see them at the junction between Upper Street and Goswell Road. Despite counting himself as a yes voter, Jones says that A9 doesn't throw its lot in with either political camp. As Britain waits to see how Scotland votes, Jones displays a nation of Scots poised to make one of the biggest decisions in its history’ - Dazed and Confused






The McCauley Family. Voting no. Kingussie, Highlands.
John Smith. Ineligible to vote. The Wallace Monument, Stirling.
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‘Modernista is an exhibition that seeks to contextualise the late 19th century buildings of Gaudi and his fellow ‘modernista’ architects as being more than just bricks and mortar. Gaudi’s work, in particular, has been the subject of extensive photographic surveys in the past but almost all have sought to emphasise the defined architectural merit of his work. By contrast, Michael Thomas Jones has viewed some of Barcelona’s most significant architectural works in terms of ‘people and place’, looking beyond the well-established ‘coffee-table monographs’ and ‘picture postcard views’. He has engaged some of the unsung individuals who work or live within these architectural landmarks. Additionally, he has captured the way in which many of these building’s now sit somewhat incongruously with their near neighbours, as the city has grown and developed; whilst others have been adapted and modified to meet the changing landscape of the city and the needs of society today.’  - Peter Trowles, Glasgow school of Art.




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Michael provides cinematography for films in collaboration with numerous well known media and cultural institutions. The two examples here were created for the ‘The National Galleries of Scotland’ and for ‘The V&A.’

Both films produced and directed by Marissa Keating.




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Michael creates photographic content for leading cultural, media and commercial brands.  



Thunderbike Germany. For Harley Davidson.
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michael thomas jones / mtjtimes@gmail.com

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